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kkd
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   Posted 8/10/2010 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
It has been very encouraging to me to read the posts about Hansa center and the healing that many of you have experienced there and from using Dr. J's protocols. A couple of months ago I was having a very bad week where I couldn't get out of bed (due to horrible die off) and I fell on my knees and begged God to heal me. Within 30 minutes of fervent praying, I was led to one of the posts here where Hansa center was discussed. I know that He led me to Hansa and I am extremely excited to go next week.
 
I am going to record my journey here for those that I know and others that can hopefully be helped by it as well. I have been reading Dr. J's book when I can (I am chemically sensitive so react to new books) and am amazed by how knowledgeable he is and how much sense it all makes. 
 
A little history about me:
Was diagnosed with Lyme September 16, 2009. My LLMD thinks I contracted it gestationally or at a very young age. I have dealt with illness since I was a child - in and out of the hospital every couple of months with asthma until I was about 12. I was in pretty good shape from 12 - 18 and even outgrew most of my food allergies...until I contracted mono. I never seemed to recover from that and was exhausted most of the time. The symptoms grew each year to include constant headaches, joint and muscle aches, dizziness and vertigo, numbness and tingling, sharp nerve pain, brain fog, anxiety, severe constipation, etc. etc. I also became allergic to the old foods and gained tons of new allergies and sensitivities, including the chemical ones.
 
As many others with Lyme, I was thrilled to finally have a diagnosis since countless doctors thought it was all in my head or that I was just depressed! All my blood work had always come back normal and the fact that I looked totally healthy was a blessing and a curse at the same time. Anyway, it was confirmation that I wasn't crazy and since I didn't know much about Lyme I figured I would be on the antibiotic for a few months and be healed! Unfortunately, the antibiotic has made me worse and non-functional. I started out with a pediatric dosage (250mg of zithromax) and was never able to increase because of such massive herxing. Now, almost a year later I am only able to tolerate about 1/8 tsp every few days if I want to be able to get out of bed so I am ready to look at more natural options now.
 
My biggest concern is that I am so sensitive to so many things that it's hard for me to find supplements that I can take without reacting horribly. So I'm praying that I will be able to take Dr. J's formulas!
 
Anyway, any prayers would be much appreciated and I look forward to sharing this journey!
 
God Bless,
Keeley

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits - who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:2-5

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Traveler
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   Posted 8/10/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kkd!
Welcome to our forum!!! Glad to know that you have been doing a bunch of reading on your condition!

You're right about the positive things that have been happening for those who are going to Hansa!

Do you do any kind of detoxing? It is really important to detox! Our bodies need help getting rid of those toxins from the die off of the bacteria, parasites & what have you.

I am sending warm thoughts & wishing you peace along your journey to health.
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
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   Posted 8/10/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome, Kkd. Thank you for sharing your story so far. I look forward to hearing how it goes for you at Hansa. I, too, have many food and environmental sensitivities and am interested to see how you do with all of that. I was diagnosed about a month before you, so I feel we are about the same place in our Lyme journeys. I hope you are feeling much better very soon.

Rose
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kkd
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   Posted 8/10/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Traveler and Rose!
 
Yes, my LLMD is a big believer in detoxing. I was taking Isotonix resveratrol which was really helpful until they changed the ingredients and added stevia which I can't tolerate. I also take high doses of molybdenum which is somewhat helpful. I've tried epsom salt baths a couple of times but they take so much out of me...also I have an infrared sauna but the fact that it causes additional die off due to the heat is a problem. Also, I react to the wood and have to wear a mask while I am in it so I stopped doing those quite a while ago. They did seem to help before I was on the antibiotic though.
 
Dr. J seems to have a lot of methods for detoxing so I'm hoping to have additional success on that front when I go there.
 
 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits - who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:2-5

GWB
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   Posted 8/10/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
kkd,

So thrilled to know that God is leading you to the Hansa Center. I believe you will be very pleased with your decision to go there. Rhonda (daisyrlb) and myself have had wonderful results from the treatments and therapies we've gotten there. We plan to go back on August 24-25, so perhaps we will meet you while we are there if you are staying for the two week protocol.

If you have any questions about where to shop, eat or anything else, let me know and I'll be glad to share with you some of our favorite places to go while we were there. Are you staying at the Crest Hill Suites next door to the HC? It's real nice and they're rooms have full kitchens so you can eat all your meals in your room if you prefer. They also have room internet service too.

Rhonda and I will put you on our prayer list and be praying for you daily. Great things are about to happen in your life, I believe it with all my heart.

Hope we have the opportunity to meet you at the HC in two weeks!

Gary

Post Edited (GWB) : 8/10/2010 4:21:36 PM (GMT-6)


diaba
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   Posted 8/10/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
kkd, I will include you in my prayers that you experience healing at the Hansa Center. I too have strong chemical sensitivities, I can't even tolerate stevia either. So haven't been able to tolerate treaments. I'll look forward to the updates of your experiences and progress.

Take care, diana

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   Posted 8/10/2010 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Kkd, Can you tell me what kind of wood is on your IR sauna? I'm looking into buying one and am being very careful. Can't afford to waste that much money on something that will make me sick. I have sat in the one I am considering for one half-hour treatment and did fine. Did it take longer than one session for you to discover your sensitivity to the wood? thanks

Rose
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daisyrlb
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   Posted 8/10/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
kkd, You have suffered most of your life; I can't even begin to imagine that; I'm so sorry.

I was touched by what you shared about praying fervently then within 30 minutes you were reading a post about the Hansa Center. I'm excited for you. It is beautiful how God leads us. He IS faithful.

My husband, GWB/Gary posted above and, yes, we will be praying for you daily...we may even get to meet you! I'm sure others will be praying, too, as there are many other pray-ers on HealingWell.

The scripture you use after your signature is powerful!!! AMEN!!!

Oh, yes, Bless the Lord,
Rhonda

kkd
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   Posted 8/10/2010 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   

You can't imagine how glad I am to have found this site. What a supportive group you all are! I am so grateful for your thoughts, prayers, encouragements and well wishes! Thank you!

 

I feel like I have had my hope restored lately. I'm sure you all can relate to when you feel so badly and can't think and just want to crawl into bed, pull the covers up over your head, give up and die. Then you get a glimmer of hope and it makes all the difference.

 

Rose – My IR sauna is a SeaMax made out of Hem-Fir. I did quite a bit of research before purchasing and while their website states “High Quality, Non-Toxic, odor-free timber”, I can definitely say that that it does give off an odor.  If you have done a session and not reacted, I would say that is a great sign. I knew as soon as I took mine out of the box that it was going to be a problem. The first time I set it up was in the bedroom of a one bedroom apartment and I reacted so strongly that I had to lock it in there and sleep on a blowup mattress in the dining room for the next couple months until my lease was up…haha. However, when I had it in the garage in another location the benefits seemed to outweigh the reaction if I wore a mask during the session. As I said though, this was pre-antibiotic treatment. The antibiotics (due to toxicity from die off) have made me even more sensitive and the one two punch of both is just way too much for my system to handle.

 

Gary and Rhonda! I’m so excited that I will get to meet you! Your posts were the first ones I read about Hansa. Rhonda – it has been kind of a long road and I used to have pity parties every so often when I was younger (in my 30’s now) and ask why me, etc. God always snapped me out of them pretty quickly though! :) Now, especially over the last year as I’ve talked to others with chronic lyme who can’t leave their homes, or are in wheelchairs, or have no support from their families, I’ve realized just how blessed and lucky I am. My family is amazing and they have always been willing to go to the ends of the earth with me to find an answer. The other thing that I am so grateful for is that these trials have brought me so much closer to the Lord and made me realize that the only thing that I want to do in life is to serve Him.  He’s stripped away many things in my life but in return has grounded me and given me a strength that I don’t think I ever would’ve had otherwise. And a passion to help educate others to get answers and healing as well! 

 

Thanks to JunkYardWilly, Diana, and PattiB for your sweet comments.

 

Will add all of you to my prayer list!

 

Have a great week,

Keeley


Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits - who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:2-5

daisyrlb
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   Posted 8/10/2010 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeley, Inspiring to read your latest post. I am grinning from ear to ear. Can I ever relate…and walking hand in hand with our God through life or being held in His arms (so to speak) is pretty cool. Our God redeems everything…I love that about Him!!! yeah So inspiring I got the Emoticons going smilewinkgrin

Look forward to meeting you in a few weeks,
Rhonda

Simela
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   Posted 8/10/2010 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and please keep us posted! Enjoy your journey to healing! God bless you!

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   Posted 8/10/2010 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the information about the IR sauna. It is a daunting task to weed through all of the claims re toxicity. Mine is being custom made for me, putting the plastic control outside, and making some other changes to minimize any potential causes for a reaction. There is no smell to it at all. I hope you will be able to use yours again once you start recovering.

Your post was so inspirational. I am glad your family is supportive; mine is too and it's such a comfort.

Take care,

Rose
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   Posted 8/10/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
kkd, the very best of luck, health, and healing to you! We are with you ALL THE WAY!
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   Posted 8/11/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Keeley,
 
Welcome!  So happy that you are going to the Hansa Center, I wish you a healing journey and a positive experience.
 
Keep us updated, okay?
 
Denise
It's all about Detoxing Daily, strengthening the Immune System mixed with a dose of Positive Thinking!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being symptom free for over 4 years:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds81S61UvPA
 
Currently taking Estrovera, ProgX (progesterone), Adrenotone Plus, CoQ10, Vitamin B Total, C, Green Vibrance, CALM (Magnesium/Calcium)

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   Posted 8/11/2010 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeley, I wish you all the best of luck and will keep you in my prayers. From what I've learned you made a good decision and I look forward to reading about your progress. Sending lots of positive, healing thoughts and prayers your way.

kkd
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   Posted 8/14/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so much everyone! Leave tomorrow afternoon and will post on Monday night about how the first day goes!

Have a good night,
Keeley
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits - who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:2-5

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   Posted 8/14/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeley,

Rhonda and I are so excited for you! We look forward to getting updates as you are able to post them. Don't feel pressured to post daily if you don't feel like it. Some nights you'll be too tired to want to do anything except rest your mind and enjoy a TV program or just sit back and reflect on your day.

We are praying that God guide the doctors and give them wisdom as they test and treat you for the next two weeks. You are starting on your path to healing--it's going to be wonderful to start feeling good again!

Please greet Dr. Jowdy, Dr. Jernigan and all the staff for us!

Gary and Rhonda

diaba
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   Posted 8/16/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
It's the 16th, I so excited for you! Prayers for your healing are on their way.

diana

kkd
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   Posted 8/16/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Diana! It went well today...I met with Dr. Jowdy and he was great. So knowledgeable and explains things so thoroughly. Will go into more detail later as I am pretty exhausted from trying to process all the information he was able to provide and also did a couple of treatments today (just the ST-8 lymph machine and ion foot bath as he wants to start slow...oh, and also got a great massage!)

The place we are staying (Cresthill Suites) is perfect...really nice area and the staff are super accommodating. The weather has been beautiful so we've been able to keep the windows open at night and get fresh air.

Gary and Rhonda - I told Dr. Jowdy hi from you guys and can't wait to meet you next week! There were some other Lyme patients that started treatments today...a family of four that all have it and another lady. They're staying here as well so it will be interesting to see the progress they make too.

Dr. Jowdy will be testing me tomorrow to see what supplements/supportive therapies I need to start so looking forward to that. I am staying positive that we will be able to find lots of things that will benefit me that I can tolerate.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers!

God Bless,
Keeley
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits - who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:2-5

GWB
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   Posted 8/16/2010 10:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Keeley,

Glad you made it through your first day! I know what you mean about being exhausted on the first day trying to process it all. Each day will be better than the next. Thanks for greeting Dr. Jowdy for us. : )

I love the S-T8 lymph machine. It did so much to help me when I was there. I had a bad sinus infection and it cleared it right up. Helped my abdominal pain too. Oh, the massage!! Can't wait for that on the biomat table. That's one of my favorites and no one gives a better massage than Melissa!

Glad things went well for you first day. Look forward to getting more updates from you when you are feeling up to it. Rhonda and I look forward to meeting you next week.

You remain in our prayers. I pray you get a good night's rest and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for a new day!

Gary

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   Posted 8/17/2010 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Keeley,

I am so happy for you and that your first day went well. I will be praying for your healing. I am going there in a couple weeks so I would love to read more posts! Take care...

Ashlie

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   Posted 8/17/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Gary, Don and Ashlie! Don, I'd love to hear more about your daughter's story at some point. Ashlie - so excited for you that you will be coming here! Will start praying for you! Day 2 and my Mom and I are so amazed at the process and how much information we are getting and the results I am experiencing already!! Truly incredible and a gift from God.

 

It's so hard to explain what they do here without actually experiencing it but I will do my best. :)

 

The CRT(Computerized Regulation Thermography) is the first diagnostic test that they have you do. Basically they take a bunch of temperature readings all over you head, neck, chest and back with a device that is hooked up to a computer. Then you stand in a cooled room for 10 minutes and they retake the readings to see how your body responds when dealing with a stressor (the cool air). The results are measured against a baseline to see which organs / areas of the body are not functioning as they should be. This was very interesting to me because he pointed out a specific tooth that was very inflamed without knowing that it had been hurting me for a couple of years now (the dentist has never found any issues with it). Also, the week before I went, my Lyme doctor found a heart murmur which I did not tell Dr. Jowdy about (on purpose…:-)), but he told me about it based on the results from the CRT!

 

After going over the results of the CRT with you thoroughly then they move onto the Bio Resonance Scanning which is able to pinpoint the most critical issues your body is dealing with from one to ten. Bio Resonance Scanning is very hard to explain but for those who have done NAET, it is a much more advanced form, he said it is more like Clinical Kinesiology where the questions they ask are much more specific and they can do it faster and ask more things because there is no muscle testing involved. My top three in order of priority were lungs (no surprise since I have been dealing with asthma since I was 2), spleen (which has a lot to do with energy so that also makes sense), and kidneys. I was expecting adrenals to be pretty high on the list of issues, but they were actually #8. Also, in my CRT my thyroid results showed that they are functioning about as close to perfect as he has seen! Which was a little bit of a shock since I have been on thyroid meds for 6 months now. I asked if it could be the medication that skewed the results but since I had been off of it for 72 hours before the test it seems unlikely! He believes any symptoms that were interpreted as low thyroid are being caused by another issue in the body.

 

He then checked chemical responses and the first problem was a metabolic disorder, then viruses, then bacteria, fungus, mycoplasma and a few more. Again, I was surprised that bacteria was not first because of the Lyme. He also checks your tongue and iris for other clues on your body and how aggressively to treat.

 

Today he used the Bio Resonance Scanning to test supportive/corrective therapies for me. He found about 8 things that my body needed to be able to correct all the issues. I did something that I would not do anywhere else and took ALL the remedies at once in his office this morning.  My biggest prayer has been that I would be able to tolerate everything that would be helpful so I decided to trust God and believe that they wouldn’t hurt me. Dr. Jowdy also checked all of them for any kind of allergic reaction and it showed that they were fine. So, after I had taken everything and he had balanced my electromagnetic field (with magnets and some other devices), and aligned my spine (I had 31 pelvic misalignments), I had NO reactions! It was nothing short of miraculous! Those of you with severe sensitivities to everything will be able to relate! Not only did I not react but I felt really, really good within an hour or two. I had clearer thinking than I can remember in I don’t know how long and I had enough energy that I was feeling like I wanted to go for a long run like I used to years ago. I did ask Dr. Jowdy about exercise and he said hold off for now…haha.   

 

Don’t want to write a novel or overload anyone with too much info, so I’ll write again tomorrow but feel free to ask for clarification on anything and I will do my best! :)

 

My Mom is so impressed with my results that she is getting tested tomorrow too! I know that my progress will probably be up and down but so far I am just thrilled. Oh, also wanted to mention that the lady that we met yesterday who is being treated for Lyme has had insomnia for a long time and has only been able to sleep about 1 ½ or 2 hours at a time. My Mom saw her this morning and she slept 9 hours last night! Regardless of your beliefs about this type of therapy, it is hard to argue with that.

 

God continues to show up through all of this. Yesterday, my Mom and I talked about her calling her prayer group that she used to meet with in Texas when she lived there and have them pray for my treatments. Well, she forgot to do it but I checked my messages last night and had a vm from an amazing prayer warrior who is in that group. I haven’t talked to her in a year or two and my Mom hasn’t talked to her in about 6 mos but she left me a message saying she is thinking of me and praying for my healing. Certainly no coincidence there!

 

God is good and I look forward to sharing more of the journey that He has graciously allowed me to experience!

 

Have a great night!

Keeley


Bless the Lord, O my soul, and do not forget all his benefits - who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

Psalm 103:2-5

GWB
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   Posted 8/17/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the update, Keeley. All I can say is--amazing. Just think, you just started and there's still a lot more good things to come. God is good indeed!

Gary

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   Posted 8/17/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. It's so good to hear that you are doing well. Thank you for sharing your experience; I read every word!

Rose
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   Posted 8/18/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Keeley,
Thank you so much for your detailed posts abut your visits so far! It made me tear up just thinking about the progress that you have made so far and that I will hopefully be able to experience those same things soon! It also gave me a sense of relief about what I can expect when I get there. I will continue to pray for you!!

Ashlie
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