Seeing yet not Perceiving

Submitted by hdwhit on Fri, 2011-03-04 14:08

Bulwer-Lytton prize, here I come!

It was unseasonably warm for an early March day, even for a city like Dallas whose inhabitants in July and August considered it to be Hell's waiting room.  He walked across the deteriorating asphalt of the parking lot and into the first-floor office of his neurologist thinking that in a few short weeks, it would be almost warm enough for the parking lot to melt and the chunks of asphalt to fuse together in a new pattern. 

While waiting for the receptionist to conclude that the cash box didn't have enough currency to make change for his co-pay, He started thinking about the fact that in secession-minded Texas it seemed a doctor attracted less scrutiny for prescribing a hundred Oxycontin than a hundred Doxycycline.  This neurologist not only accepted the scrutiny but seemed to find some perverse joy in it; as if he saw himself as a latter-day David taking on a state Goliath that was spouting the blasphemy that there was no Lyme disease in the state.  Musing about the ease of getting narcotics and the difficulty of getting antibiotics; he momentarily envisioned himself on a grimy street corner trading a plastic bag of Vicodin for one full of Azithromycin.  He must not have been the only one for like a Prohibition-era speakeasy, those patients who spoke about them at all, spoke of antibiotics in euphamisms as if they were trying to save their champion from yet another trip before the review board. 

Not that it mattered much to him.  He had Multiple Sclerosis, not Lyme.  He thought it strange that a doctor willing to defy his colleagues and treat the neurologic Lyme would be unwilling to accept that bacteria might have a role in diseases like his.  But that didn't matter murch to him either.  He had completed two years of antibiotics before he first saw this neurologist.  Still, he reasoned that anyone willing to accept Lyme in Texas had to be more open-minded than their colleagues. 

The examination went quickly; evoked potentials, a quick walk up and down the hall and something that seemed more like a police field sobreity test than anything medical.  Like a fortune teller, he knew what would be said before it was spoken for he already knew could now go up and down stairs without having to take one step at a time.  Still, being delivered with all the sanctity that society bestows upon doctors, he gladly received the imprimatur that his "gait disturbance" was "resolved".  Unlike the neurologist's other patients - that man in a wheelchair he had spoken with in the waiting room a few minutes before - he was not deteriorating, he was getting better.  Of course improvements are expected in the relapsing/remitting form, but not the doctor said, like this.  He had gone from having an exacerbation every three to four months to no exacerbations for nearly four years.  As with all the other neurologists that had examined him over, this one explaind that what was happening was inexplicable.  Idiopathic he once heard said thinking that they were insulting his intelligence.  He knew even with his cognitive problems, his mental age was certainly no lower than an imbicile.  Another neurologist had even asked if he was taking antibiotics, but none were willing to accept antibiotics had any role in what was standing (and walking) right in front of them.  He realized that no matter what he said, he was not empirical evidence, but merely a chimera; an inexplicable outlier in the data set that was present but not actually there.  

"Oh well", he thought to himself as he navigated the asphalt chunks in the parking lot with more than a little self-satisfaction as if they were stones on the bank of a creek, "Maybe next year I'll don a tutu and dance into the office.  That would certainly get someone's attention."

 

This is awesome! Are you writing a short story or a book? Keep it coming. Love it! 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

You only need a paragraph that's as bad as the book that began, "It was a dark and stormy night..." to enter.  I figure a compilation of my blog postings is a shoe-in.

 

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

Excellent! I consider MY brain has vastly improved on abx, as I immediately recollected what a Bulwer-Lytton prize IS.

Darlin', all that's missing is the curvy brunette with gorgeous gams that go all the way to her neck...

And, by the way, CONGRATULATIONS on your recovery!

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

You're right.  I really overlooked the neurologist's nurse who is quite pretty.

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

Excellent!

minocycline, azithromycine, metronidazole 2007-2009, chelation for lead poisoning, muscle pain, insomnia, interstitial cystitis (almost well), sinus, dry eyes, stiff neck, veins, hypothyroid, TMJ, hip joints (no longer hurt)

Roll on next year: I can't wait to see the tutu!  Make it shocking pink studded with diamonds.  Best arrange the photographer nowImage removed....................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.

That is fantastic news!!!

started Wheldon cap 4/21/08 for Cpn, CMV, EBV, CFS. Cap hold 4/09vascultis. Restart 9/09 with Dr.Powell, restore gut, 4000 D3, supplements,  Pos. Bartonella and Babesia, Rifampin 600 mgs and Biaxon 1 gram. 

D W

That's very good news; fine writing, too. I like the apposite title.

Sarah's neurologist went ballistic when he heard that she was recovering on antibiotics and antioxidants; he refused to look at the MRI images showing radiological improvement. Ballistic. Like something out of a Popeye short. I wrote to the MS expert at Cambridge. He replied politely but negatively (but then his department is funded by makers of the monoclonal antibody Alentuzumab).

 

Here's a small essay I wrote a few years ago about causation of MS and paradigm change. Here's a link http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/Sea-changes.pdf

 

David

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

The neurologist at the medical school in Houston who diagosed me receives research funding from Teva.  He actually believes in an infectious cause; he just thinks its a virus. 

Without appologies to Franki Valli:

From a million diff'rent pathogens

I couldn't see to diagnose you

So close

So close and yet so far.

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

At the risk of sounding like something out of "To Sir, With Love", how can I express my thanks to you for giving me my life back?  I now can talk throughout negotiation sessions.  I can climb stairs without fearing that I will lose my balance.  I fully expect that I will still be walking in seven years when I retire and they give me my Galatin Award.

The neurologist at the state medical school must know you're on to something because he obeerved my improvement as the first question out of his mouth was, "Are you taking antibiotics?"  Please continue to be the voice crying in the wilderness.  Not everyone will listen, but those that do will confound the so-called "experts".   

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

You gotta teach me how to write like that

 

DAILY:  NAC 2400MG , DHEA sublingual , vit D3 , multi vits,./ Three times  a week: B12 injections (Hydroxycobalamin). Deer antler./  Once every few months methyl B12 Methyl injections

It's not hard.  Just get a copy of the novel Paul Clifford (it was written in 1830 so it's in public domain), read it and then emulate it.  San Jose State University annually gives out the Bulwer-Lytton prize for the worst opening sentence to a novel.  I'm hopeful that my blog posts will make me a contender. 

When I had a CPn infection, I became quite jocular and carefree.  This was in marked contrast to my "normal" persona as an engineer, accountant and tax law specialist; in other words, one of the most boring people on earth.  The jocular and carefree "hdwhit" died along with the CPn and my personality returned to its former, boring self.  My wife laments that particular outcome of the treatment because she actually liked me better with the personality changes that accompany MS.  Still, I gained enough experience writing bad prose that I could affect it for one more blog posting.

 

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

This is so true. They listen, but not hear. Prevailing paradigm prevents thinking! Hahahah!!! I experienced that first hand. I am happy for you, hdwhit! You need those doctors only for your (and our) amusement. Sad...

Cured of multiple sclerosis, stopped the Wheldon's protocol in Nov,2008. Use only LDN.

My current neurologist is more wholistic than anyone I've been to since I was in my twenties; she's the one who worked out that my fatigue problems were caused by sleep apnea and not multiple sclerosis. 

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

Aaah...Balanchine - NOW you're talkin!

BTW it's been a while since I "read" you here...was worried that you may have had an unfortunate hunting accident : )

Diana

No my wife and I are getting along pretty well so we didn't even go buy hunting licenses this year.

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

Ha Funny  ....Popeye

The nurse was quite pretty 

DAILY:  NAC 2400MG , DHEA sublingual , vit D3 , multi vits,./ Three times  a week: B12 injections (Hydroxycobalamin). Deer antler./  Once every few months methyl B12 Methyl injections

Yes, she was. 

But more than that, she had a "presence" about her.  It wasn't anything sexual or erotic, it was just an attitude that made me believe that if I had been shot and it was possible to recover, then under her care, I would get better.

 

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

I second that. My quality of life was slipping away at an alarming rate and this protocol handed it all right back to me. I appreciate my life now in a way I never could before.

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

Jocular and carefree

ha ha ha 

For me it's the opposite when I feel a little better I am more jocular .............jocular 

I'm getting off topic but here's the 1985 winner of the  Bulwer-lytton prize 

The countdown had stalled at T minus 69 seconds when Desiree, the first female ape to go up in space, winked at me slyly and pouted her thick, rubbery lips unmistakably--the first of many such advances during what would prove to be the longest, and most memorable, space voyage of my career.

--Martha Simpson, Glastonbury, Connecticut (1985 Winner)

 

Sorry Ha ha ha 

http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/lyttony.htm

 

DAILY:  NAC 2400MG , DHEA sublingual , vit D3 , multi vits,./ Three times  a week: B12 injections (Hydroxycobalamin). Deer antler./  Once every few months methyl B12 Methyl injections

Complete reversal for me, I am alive again.
  • CAP(TiniOnly): 06/07-02/09 for CFS
  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDN 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support