Hi Everyone. Sorry for taking so long with updating. Mary is currently fighting a UTI that started up last Wednesday, the 13th. We saw the NP in the Doctor's office, and she prescribed Bactrim, especially since Mary can't take Cipro due to bad reactions to it in the past.
In doing some digging on the internet, we found that Bactrim inhibits an enzyme that converts folate into a methylated version. In essence it slows down the methylation process, which is not good since Mary is already a slow methylator as it is. We have noticed a decrease in the effectiveness of the Sinemet (less on time) and increased dyskinesias (wild, involuntary movements) as a result of taking the necessary antibiotics.
Before this, she was starting to see minor improvements. She was able to roll over in bed and get up to go to the bathroom unassisted in the middle of the night. Hopefully these and other improvements will be regained after the course of antibiotics is over.
This whole process has been challenging, but we are hopeful that Mary's health will improve.
Many Blessings to All
Aug 05, 2017
Sorry for taking so long to update. Mary completed the 40 hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments near the end of June. From those treatments, Mary has been experiencing continual heavy metal detox during and ever since, making things challenging. Because of the heavy metal detox, sleep is very difficult. She also experiences a lot of muscle pain and weakness, making it difficult to leave the house.
At the three month and a half months now (15 weeks), we have not noticed any significant improvements in her symptoms. We are hopeful that she will gain functionality in the very near future. The doctor said that it could take 3 to 6 months before we notice any changes, and with maximum benefit at the 1 year point. We have more to go.
Many thanks for all your prayers and the financial gifts.
Peace & Light,
May 21, 2017
It has been a month since the stem cell procedure. At this time, we are not seeing any differences yet that can be attributed to the stem cells.
Mary has been undergoing hyperbaric oxygen...
Apr 24, 2017
The stem cell therapy went off without a hitch. Many thanks to the Stem Genex staff & Dr. Lallande. Great people that really care about their patients.
Started the round of 40 hyperbaric oxygen...
Apr 19, 2017
Met with the Dr. at StemGenex this afternoon. Mary & I are impressed. We report tomorrow morning at 6:15 AM for stem cell harvesting with activation & implantation later in the day. We are...
Mar 29, 2017
Hi Everyone. Again thanks for your donations.
Mary has been receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments over the last 5 weeks. Your donations have been covering the cost of 1-2 treatments...
Feb 27, 2017
"I know that we have thanked all of you for your generous donations. But I want to thank you again so, so much because I know that this treatment will improve my quality of life." - Mary
Feb 08, 2017
Mary caught what started out like a head cold and morphed into something like a low-grade flu (temp, aches, etc). The last time she caught the flu (full-blown) back in 2008, the PD went from mild...