From Here to There

Submitted by katman on Wed, 2011-08-24 11:52

Yesterday I had my several-times-a-year checkup. My doctor is ecstatic over my progress. He has been pleased almost since the beginning, but is now even more delighted.  

We always have some discussions, but this time we talked about "autoimmune" diseases in addition.  I stated pretty flatly that I didn't think I believed in such a cause anymore, and to my surprise he agreed, saying that ALL of them, in his opinion, were infectious, and that possibly in twenty years or so, there will be a vaccine, and people won't have to go through what he has seen me do.   And he paid me several nice compliments, saying that I was the most stubborn person he had ever known.  And the book "Unbroken" (incredible!) about Louis Zamperini, which he was reading (I had told him about it), reminded him of me.  An honorable compliment, to be sure, but we all come to understand what it can take to do this.  Sometimes, you have to do the hard stuff.  It's really nice when it pays. 



Well, I might as well make a day of posting when I said I wouldn’t:  Rica, times are slowly changing if your doctor is taking about vaccines and saying that auto-immune diseases have their roots in infection.   My number one doctor obviously thinks that way as well, because I am married to him but my GP still seems a bit unsure, mainly due to her PPMS husband not improving.  In his case it would have helped to take the medicine every day.

Cpn was discovered to be a pathogen about three years after I developed MS, so having lived with it for all my adult life it would be nice to see the eradication of chlamydophila pneumonia in my lifetime.  This isn’t impossible because it has happened already with smallpox: David was vaccinated but by the time I was old enough, it was no longer necessary.................... Sarah

A  Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Rica~   How nice to have your doctor compliment you for your, shall we say, persevering demeanor!   :-)    It's fantastic that you've made such good progress on the road to wellness.   May that continue until you are 100% well!

Best, Timaca 

on valtrex 500 mg tid




Rica -- fabulous news! Thank you for the reportage.

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

Rica you are my model of a stubborn person. It really helps. Wishing you you can stop being a stubborn person soon.

MS for more than 30 years, WP since July 08, break Jan 09-March 09. NAC 2x600mg, Doxy 2x100mg, Roxi 2x150mg, Entizol in pulzes, LDN, supplements.Since May 2013 without abx.

Rica, Aren't we fortunate to have such intelligent, encouraging physicians? It makes a HUGE difference, when you're not fighting your own 'care' provider.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

What incredible news, Rica! You must feel so good. Thank you for being an example of incredible dedication and strength. Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Rica, I´m so happy for you. I wish I could reach the level of improvements ,too.

The "stubborn " patients "have to convince the docs .



Sarah and David, without you I wouldn´t feel so healthy, I try to help German patients with your knowlege, because  the word has to be spread.



 Wheldon CAP May 2008,   52  Tini pulses - stopped Nov.2013- Buhner´s protocol Dec. 2013 till  June 2014 - cpn free Oct. 2014