Two weeks down, two to go!

I survived the first two weeks here at Sierra Integrative Medical Center in Reno, NV. It was rough, and took some adjusting but I made it. Here’s what happened:

WEEK 1 of TREATMENT

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Monday 4/14:

  • Fasting blood draw for labs
  • Detox IV – takes about an hour
  • Detox Shot (in arm) – they give this during the detox IV
  • 1 hr lunch break: Mom and I went to Whole Foods, yum!
  • Glyoxal Shot (in butt – ouchie!)
  • Push IV injection “Shake and Bake” #1 (out of 20). My dosage today was very small, called “the dip”. It is called the dip because they literally dip the needle into the solution. It took about 1.5 – 2 hrs for me to start feeling it. I got a mild headache and body aches. After 2 hours, Mom and I left the clinic and went back to the apartment. Once I got into my pj’s and settled in, it came on a little stronger. The body aches became more intense and I felt a little dizzy with a temperature of 99.9. That was about it though.

Tuesday 4/15:

  • Chemical Skin Test – When I had my very first tests and labs done in August, I had 5 chemicals/metals show up: Lead, Aluminum, Xylitol, Dibromochloropropane, Heptachlor. In order for my body to heal properly I have to rid it of all the toxicity. I will have 5 different desensitization shots for each item that I have in my body. To make sure I can handle these shots, they have a 3 step process. First they check each medicine with the Biomeridian machine. Then the skin test where they inject it just under the skin to check for a reaction. The third is a shot I give myself at home for each toxin. Once I complete this with no reaction (hopefully), then they will prescribe me a shot for each to do for the next couple months. Oh joy. 
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #2 – dosage .01 which is one dosage up from the dip. This reaction took about an hour and fifteen minutes to kick in. It started with whole body aches, then the chills and freezing cold with mild body shakes, and then the fever set in which got up to 102.2. It was not fun, but I could handle it.

Wednesday 4/16:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #3 – dosage .02 which is one dosage up from yesterday. This reaction took about an hour to kick in. It started with whole body aches, then the chills and freezing cold with some really crazy body shakes. The body pain that came from these was almost unbearable. I couldn’t get comfortable, my jaw hurt from my teeth chattering, and the pain in my lower back was awful. I didn’t think I was going to make it. The shakes lasted about 30-45 minutes and then the fever came which reached 103.2. After 3 hours of the reaction, Charlie the most awesomest nurse ever!!!! gave me some Toradol (I think – haha #lymebrain) which stopped the Push reaction and gave me some relief.

Thursday 4/17:

  • Darkfield analysis
  • Homecare Class – During this class they taught us how to give ourselves shots and how to create our weekly homecare shot. It’s kind of like a vaccine using drops of our own blood. I couldn’t explain it if I tried. My brain is being overloaded. 😉
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • 10 minute meeting with Dr Fong
  • At this point it was around 5:30 and I just wasn’t comfortable doing a Push and having my reaction at home, because of the reaction I had the night before, and I didn’t want to keep Charlie at the clinic late. So I took the night to relax.

Friday 4/18:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #4 – dosage .02 which was the same as Wednesday. I thought that since I had such a big reaction on Wednesday that I would have a decent one today since I had a break yesterday. But I was wrong. I had a mild headache and that was about it. It’s tough trying to gauge what dose to take because you don’t want to waste a day without having a reaction. You want to have shakes and a fever because that is what wakes up the immune system and sends it hunting for bad guys, as well as strengthening it. 

The Weekend, finally!
Saturday 4/19:
 Mom and I took a drive up the mountain to Lake Tahoe. It was absolutely beautiful!

Going up…

photo 2IMG_9376And back down the other side… IMG_9380

 

Lake Tahoe in the distanceIMG_9383 Cali!photo 3Little friends
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Lake Tahoe in all her gloryIMG_9386

Mom in all her glory 🙂IMG_9389 IMG_9390And back up!IMG_9395 IMG_9399

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And back to Reno we go! Our home away from home
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Sunday 4/20: Happy Easter! Mom and I found a nice church close by and went to mass. I was feeling extremely exhausted from the day before so we went back to the apartment and I took a nice long nap into the night!

WEEK 2 of TREATMENT

Monday 4/21:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #5 – dosage .02 which was the same as Friday. After two hours I had no reaction, so I asked for a second dose of .02 – putting me up to a dosage of .04. An hour later came the aches and pain, shakes and fever (which I forgot to record).

Tuesday 4/22: Happy Earth Day!

  • Fasting blood draw for weekly labs
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • Lymphatic drainage session. I had a lot of sore spots which meant my lymph was highly congested and not working like it should. Detox is key during this whole process and the lymph is a huge part of that.
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #6 – dosage .05. Reaction was aches/pain, no shakes, fever up to 102.6. The pain was pretty extreme so I got my first mag rider (Magnesium IV) and an injection of toradol at the 4 hour mark. My pain starts all over my body, then slowly moves down to my legs and joints. Hips, knees especially and ankles.

Wednesday 4/23:

  • Ionic foot bath. This was pretty nasty, I won’t go into details. hahah
  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #7 – dosage .06. Reaction was aches/pain, shakes for 30 minutes, fever up to 102.6. Ended up getting another injection of toradol.

Thursday 4/24:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #8 – dosage .07. Reaction was extreme aches/pain, mild shakes for 20-30 minutes, fever up to 102.6. Got a mag rider and an injection of toradol.

Friday 4/25:

  • Detox IV
  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • 1 hour lunch break before Push
    Got a surprise today from the best hubby ever… ❤
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  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • Push #9 – dosage .07. Reaction was extreme aches/pain at first so I got hooked up to a mag rider right away, no shakes, fever up to 102.3.

Saturday 4/26:

  • Detox Shot (arm)
  • Chemical desensitizing shots for the above mentioned chemicals/toxins that are in my body.
  • Detox IV
  • 1 hour lunch break before butt shot
  • Glyoxal shot (butt)
  • No Push today – giving my legs and body a rest for the weekend because they are killing me! Especially my knees. I must have a lot of little lyme buggers in there and they are not happy. But I am! #dielyme

🙂 Happy weekend everyone!

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