Booked, paid and ready to go!

Hi all!

The much antisipated update is finally here. I have booked my flight, paid the amount, and I am heading to Germany! We are leaving the second week of November. Staying for two weeks. Then head home for some needed RNR.

With the help of so many of you I was able to get a lower loan amount for the remainder needed for treatment. That was the largest check I have ever seen!

The itinerary at Infusio seems pretty straight forward. A ton of blood is taken the second day there, then two days before we leave they put the new and improved stems cells back in. Of course in between I will be getting much needed thymus help. Just to wake up and strengthen my groggy immune system. They have put us up at the Couva Boarding House. Shops, restaurants, and travel seem to be at our fingertips. Or at least walking distance.

“We”? No I don’t have a split personality, says George who lives in my head. Just kidding. I am not going alone. My sister, Ashley, has agreed to work remotely for a bit and accompany me on my quest. She has a big heart and a positive energy about her which is just what the doctor ordered.

My sister-in-law, Jen, has been incredibly helpful in this whole process. She has continued to keep in touch with the facility since her treatment back in 2014 in October. She is 100% better. Very encouraging. Who doesn’t want that result? Though it has meant and will continue to be more of a diet and lifestyle change for me too. I could not have gone this far without her. I am truly blessed. Oddly I will be seeing a few people she has conversed with about Infusio when I am there.

I am feeling excited and a bit nervous about the whole thing. I had a dream the other night that I forgot my plane ticket. So I stowed away on the wing and ended up on a tropical island. Ha! It will be 40-50 degrees in Frankfurt. I’m definitely a Californian. We don’t have seasons here. This will be a huge transition for me.

I am hoping this will eradicate most of my crippling symptoms. 22 years of joint pain is too much for a 30+ year old to feel. I have my 80’s for that. And then there’s my food allergies. I will eat that banana and not fear a bad reaction!

Thank you for contributing and for your words of encouragement.

Let the healing begin!

Love,   M

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Over Due Update!

It’s been awhile for an update. My excuse is that I was actually very sick for awhile. The other times, I was just lazy. Doesn’t mean that I am not appreciative for everyone and everything that you have done for me. It’s been very emotional with the amount if support you all have given me.

Enough said. Now on to the actual update:

I am so very close in going to Germany! I’ve raised over a generous $5,000. Just about set to get a loan for the rest. Then my emotional companion and I are off! My sis was gratious enough to accompany me on my journey into health- hood. (Yah, I know it doesn’t sound right, but I’ll make it work) I’m hoping I’ll be feeling okay enough to take in some of the sights. Feeling very excited and a bit scared. After all my veins are not exactly ideal for draws. We will see if the last one in my arm holds up.

I really can’t wait to feel better. I’m not sure what that’s like, but I’ve had short periods of time (minutes sometimes hours) when I didn’t have pain.

I want to thank all of you for your support and/or gifts to help me finance this treatment option.

Hopefully soon I’ll search for those poppy fields I can frollic in. And my new goal is to hike to Manchu Picchu.

Thank you all again!

~M

Update 2/13/15

I want to thank everyone for your supportive thoughts and generous donations. With your help I have raised $895 thus far. And my spirits.

A few weeks ago I had what they called a “Die Off”.  I was really sick with a fluctuating fever for 6 days.  Some of my symptoms were aggravated and at their most extreme I have ever felt causing much pain and discomfort.  Luckily I had my live-in nurse to help me with loads of chicken broth.  My “live-in” nurse is my sister-in-law.  I am very grateful for her help in all of this.

“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity of kindness and to make a difference.” – Kevin Heath

Thank you all again!

“M”

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