Recreational Drugs

Submitted by katman on Mon, 2007-10-08 15:14

No blowouts this time and our faithful diesel cruised to the show. But the fair people had forgotten to stop the entries at the usual limit of 300 goats, so we were crowded at 480. We have French Alpines and the basic Alpine philosophy is that the last one left standing is the winner so we were very busy with keeping everyone occupied with something to do. Treats, new hay often, back scratches, peanuts, and for the really determined basher, a little water in the face - the penultimate insult.

We took our 11 milkers, 3 dry yearlings, and 2 kids. Snarfi's little sister, Senza, a 2 year old, went Grand Champion and Best of Breed and Leah, a March kid, went Jr. Champion. We were thrilled. We both showed in every class in which we had animals. I was on low-dose flagyl and when my vertigo made me grab the fence I said I was on recreational drugs. That brought things up a little short for a minute. Most people there know what I am doing and watch my missteps with humor, but that was news to a few people. So that led to a few more conversations and I hope some new eyes on our site. We also got Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. And a good time was had by all.

We arrived home at 3 AM after a 13 hour day of showing, a 4 hour drive, then milked and got a nap. Richard was off to meet with his new medical student, I went to the barn and here I am. (I love this captive audience where I can brag and brag!) The state fair is in 2 weeks and will finish this year's showing and I can try applied flagyl for real. Oh, boy.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations!  Those are some mighty big honors and you have worked hard to get them.   

CAP for M.S. since 8/2007. Currently: 200 mg Dox. Waiting to start Zith & Flagyl.

CAP for M.S. 8/2007 - 3/2009.  Twentieth pulse metronidazole + INH completed 3/12/2009.  Intermittent treatment thereafter until 11/20/2009.  

Rica, The 'captive audience' has been holding their breath waiting for the results! Congratulations, again!

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

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

Rica - You ROCK! 

Congrats on another great show!

Daisy-Caregiver- Balo's Concentric Sclerosis. Began CAP 5/10/07. Doxy 200 mg, Mino 100 BID 9/1/07, AZI 250mg QD 9/10/07, NAC 1800 mg, HD Flagyl Pulses, Novantrone, Prednisone & daily lb of supplements.

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Husband died from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary to the Infusion of Novantrone.  Ie - the treatment with the conventional MS drugs killed him.

Daisy on her own CAP 11/2012. 

Congratulations - sounds like a lot of fun - let us know how the State Fair goes! On Wheldon protocol for MS since April, 2006.  doxy 200 mgs daily, zithromax 250 mgs 3x/ week , Flagyl Pulses start end Sept., LDN 2004

5oo mgs Ceftin 2 x/day, 500 mgs Zithromax, 500 mgs 2 x tini pulses,100 mg diflucan, 4.5 ldn; Wheldon protocol for MS April, 2006 to May 2008. 2008 MRI shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY, 2012 MRI no new disease activity.

It's always inspiring to read about your successes Rica, whether in or out of the ring. Congrats also to that sweet husband of yours! -kk2

 

On Wheldon regime [Doxy, Azith, and Flagyl]  for rrms since October '05.  EDSS was 6.5, now 5.5.  United States.

Wheldon Protocol for rrms since Oct '05.  Added LDN 4.5mg qhs Oct '07.  All supp's.  Positive IGG's for Lyme Disease,Babesia, & Erlichiosis Sept. 2008.  Currently:  Mepron 750mg bid and Azithromycin 250mg qd for Babesia.

Wow weeee Rica..

What a haul for hardware & glory! & it is a good weekend at the show when everything goes smoothly.

Blessings

Ruth

CFIDS/ME 25yrs, FMS, IBS, EBV, Cpn, (insomnia - melatonin, GABA, tarazadone, temazepam, novocyclopine, allergy formula, 2 gm tryptophan), Natural HRT peri-M, NAC 2.5 gm, 6-07 Doxy 200 mg day pm, Azith 375 mg M/W/Fday, 9-30-07 2nd pulse 1 X 250 mg Metro

CFIDS/ME, FMS, MCS, IBS, EBV, CMV, Cpn, H1, chronic insomnia, Chronic Lyme, HME, Babesia, Natural HRT-menopause, NAC 2.4 gm,Full CAP 6-2-07, all supplements+Iodorol, Inositol-depression, ultra Chitosan, L lysine Pulse#27 04-19-10 1gm Flagyl/day-5 days<

Rica, that latest haul of medals must make you both feel so happy, when you think how things might have been!.........SarahImage removed.   An Itinerary in Light and Shadow   Finished Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still slowly improving with no exacerbation since starting. EDSS was 7, now 2, less on a good day.
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.

Congratulations on the awards, Rica! You must have a superb herd of goats. It also sounds like you have plenty of stamina these days!! I'm glad it all went so well. Janet On CAP since June 2006 for high blood pressure, nasal allergies, restless legs, memory and cognitive problems. Currently: Doxy 200 mg/day; Azith 250 mg 3X/wk; Flagyl pulses every three weeks 400 mg 3X/day for 5 days
On CAP from June 2006 to July 2008 for high blood pressure, nasal allergies, restless legs, memory and cognitive problems. On intermittent CAP from July 2008 to August 2009. Currently: using RIFE Machine and under treatment with a Naturopath, symptom free

ABX not for wimps

While Kim and I wait to hear back from the 2 doctors we have approached with the "notebook".  Oh, BTW, both seem receptive but need to digest the info and work out an initial plan to help us.  So while we are in "wait" mode, I printed up and read your entire blog.  I love it and will get Kim a nice copy tonight.  I know nothing about goats, but got stuck taking care of my sister's pony for a couple years when I was a kid in rural VA.  The pony and I did not get along.  Sounds like your goats love you.  I think Kim will really appreciate how you've described the ups and downs and how things felt.  Kim's done Novantrone which is also not for wimps and I hope that her experience with chemo will carry her through much of the tough parts you have described.

My favorite part of your blog is 12/16/2005 when you write, "My conviction is total that I have a chance (maybe one) to get some of me back.  I will do everything possible not to jeopardize that, and I want to see how much."

I cried.  I read this to Kim and cried again.  You have captured the the essense of what this is all about, and it brings me tears of hope and joy each time I read it.  Thank you.  Ken 

In pursuit of ABX

Don't Allow What You Know To Get In The Way Of What Might Be

Ken - Great post - I have read Rica's story too many times to count.  It and others here have sustained me through some very very dark days and nights.  Funny, though I never caught the quote you wrote above. 

"I have a chance (maybe one) to get some of me back".  - Wow - I cried too, just now reading this. 

 You, as a fellow caregiver, may feel the same way I do, that all the work and crazyness we do to try to pursue this chance is worth it . 

It's the only hope we have to just get some of our spouses back.  I would love for my husband to just get a little - any really - of himself back! 

Daisy-Caregiver- Balo's Concentric Sclerosis. Began CAP 5/10/07. Doxy 200 mg, Mino 100 BID 9-1, AZI 250 QD 9-10, AZI 375 QD 10-22, Rifampin 300mg QD 10-15, NAC 2400 mg, HD Flagyl Pulses, Novantrone, Prednisone

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Husband died from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary to the Infusion of Novantrone.  Ie - the treatment with the conventional MS drugs killed him.

Daisy on her own CAP 11/2012. 

Rica, Well done to you Richard and your prize goats.  What amazing stamina...  Any chance of a picture of the prizewinners?   

Michele (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse. Zoo keeper for Ella, RRMS, At worse EDSS 9, 3 months later 7 now 5.5 Wheldon CAP 16th March 2006

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.