Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

Post-Op

Last Tuesday (not yesterday but 8 days ago), I underwent surgery to have the kidney stone on the left side removed from my ureter, the tube that connects kidney to bladder. The hospital called it surgery, but to me it wasn’t technically surgery because the surgeon didn’t make any new holes in my body. In any case, it took me several days to get past the grogginess and fatigue of […]

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Alternative Help

Tomorrow morning, I’m going to the hospital to have the kidney stone removed. I’ve been trying and trying to convince it to come out on its own. So far, the only thing that seems to have moved it at all was the two acupuncture treatments I got today and yesterday. Yesterday I could feel it move. On an ultrasound today, it had moved quite a bit. It was much less […]

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Cold and Calculating

As the Lyme symptoms increase, I’m starting to have a shorter temper. I feel somewhat agitated all the time. Besides the pain, I’m having a frustrating problem that I was glad to see disappear. I’m dropping things, bumping into things, typing the wrong keys on the keyboard. So on top of the pain in all the different places, which would be enough to set a person on edge, I can’t […]

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Birthday girl

It’s my birthday today. I always start the day noticing what I hoped to have figured out by this time that I haven’t yet (a few things on the list appear every year). By the end of the day, after talking to whichever friends call (or whom I manage to call), I can notice the things I’ve tried that worked and the things that didn’t but that I learned from. […]

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Snow and Rain

It’s one of those good  news — bad news kind of days. On the kidney stone activity, we’re going to wait a week and a day before the procedure to remove it. This is primarily because I’m not doubled over in pain at the moment, so we’re giving it a little more time to pass. I’m pretty happy about waiting because it gives the herbal concoction I’m taking a bit […]

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On Hold

This week the coil machine is on hold until my kidneys are in good shape again. January was supposed to be the month that I turned things around, tried this (hopefully) final treatment option, and got my life back on track. It was looking good. The antibiotics I took in the fall got me back on my feet, literally able to walk without an altered gait, and able to type […]

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Sleeping Beauty

One of the things that happens when I don’t take pain killers but I’m in severe pain is that I sleep a lot. I mean A LOT. I’m talking 10-11 hours per night plus 2 hours per day. I assume that’s my body’s way of preventing me from doing further damage while it tries to correct the current problem. All that sleep can really eat up most of my time. […]

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Apples

I read a feature article in the NY Times Sunday Magazine a while back about a long term experiment with calorie restricted diets. There were lots of interesting tidbits, like a person’s immune system increases when they have a 20-25% decrease in calories, or that they age more slowly based on measurements I no longer remember. The thing that resonated most with me is that people’s perception of taste increases […]

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Coiling for Kidney Stones

It turns out that other people have used Rife machines and coil machines for kidney stones and urinary tract infections. I grabbed a bunch of frequencies off a trusted web page and picked 6 to coil with. I did 2 minutes each on my lower abdomen in the front, over my bladder and the parts that hurt, then 2 minutes over each kidney for the frequencies under 1000Hz, tomorrow I’ll […]

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One step forward…

Well, I spent most of last night in the Urgent Care area of the local Emergency Room taking antibiotics for a kidney infection. (The Levaquin should reduce Bartonella symptoms for a little while. In fact, no hand or foot pain when I woke up this morning.) The kidney stone I mentioned yesterday hasn’t moved at all in the past two weeks (neither has the smaller one I didn’t bother to […]

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