A LYME PATIENT'S JOURNEY TOWARD HEALING
The best part of treatment is wheeling the IV pole out on the sunny rooftop and hanging with my buddy, Hollis the nurse. All is going well! Some periods of feeling wiped out after certain IVs, but overall, feeling more alert, having more energy, and having less brain fog! My bladder pain that has been troubling me on and off since September disappeared after the first day of treatment! I really don't want to leave this place. The Infusio staff is so kind and supportive. I haven't felt this type of positive energy from a medical clinic ever or in my years of treating Lyme disease.
The Beverly Hills Infusio clinic definitely operates differently from that of a typical Western medical office. For instance, there is no "waiting room" or barrier of a front desk where you receive treatment. There is a "transparent" feel to the penthouse office suite that you immediately sense from both the aesthetics of the clinic and from the open communication with patients. Their main office is located on the 3rd floor and that is where you check in on the first day and receive a patient orientation. The atmosphere is calm, supportive, and tranquil. Several of the staff members are former Lyme patients themselves who have gone through the program and are in complete remission (or near remission). This brings comfort to the patients getting treatment. All of us feel like we are in good hands.
While there were times that some of us felt that we didn't get a full explanation of the treatment protocol, we felt comforted to "let go" of the control of knowing every detail of our treatment. This seems to be part of the philosophy at Infusio - that part of healing means "trust" and to "give in" to healing. I'm starting to understand that now. I'm starting to understand that having such tight control is part of the "sick patient rut".
Next week brings the same type of IV treatment based on each day's Global Diagnostics scan and we'll have our stem cell procedure on our second to last day. For those wondering, my IV therapies this week included rounds of the following: