Sunday, February 8, 2009

What Next?

I've provided a short update on my site at

Be well,

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time Will Tell...

I have had many people ask how I am doing with the photons now that I have been back for just under a month.

I continue to treat various infections using the protocol I learned in Germany. I am still very optimistic that this treatment approach is working. It takes time but I am still of the opinion that it will continue to bring benefits.

I have been off antibiotics and all other pharmaceutical anti-microbials for 2 months with no signs of any relapses or setbacks. Blood tests suggest that the treatment has provided benefit and we will continue to monitor over the next several months.

I feel blessed to have worked with Dr. W. in Germany and look forward to the evolution of energetic medicine in the treatment of Lyme disease.

Monday, November 10, 2008

So...There is More...

I said the last post might be my last from Germany, but I have more to tell....

The trip to the airport was a non-issue and we arrived in Stuttgart around 7pm. Unfortunately, it was already dark and so finding the hotel which was not in our GPS was a bit challenging. It was more challenging that there are 2 hotels with the same name right across the street from each other.

Finally, we parked the car near one of them and the only elevator was blocked off. So we walked down the traffic lane and into the hotel.

We finally got to the room which was the best room I have ever stayed in. High tech beyond belief. I'll try to post the photos another time as I cannot get them right now. When you walk into the room, you put the key into the wall and everything lights up like a toy store.

We found a cart for the luggage just like the grocery stores that takes 1 euro to unlock.

They then told us where to park and we moved the car to the appropriate garage. We then decided to take all 4 of our bags (which had grown from our arrival) to check in early tonight. Unfortunately, KLM does not do early check-in.

They told us to go to Customs to get our stamp for the Bionic. We finally found customs after asking 10 people and learning that the word we needed was "Zoll" and that the "Zoll" sits secretly between an exit and a flower shop.

Then the lady with the gun came out and told us we have to come back tomorrow at 5:30am. The flight is at 6:20am so the cards are already stacked against a good morning, but that is all we can do they tell us.

So, we went to Burger King, ate our last terribly unhealthy meal, had a great sundae with oreos and likely the last diet coke before returning, we hope, to the US tomorrow.

That 1 euro cart was well worth it as it now sits right next to my bed overnight. Hopefully, no 2am alarm goes off when it finds it is not where it should be.

Then the rental car had to be returned. That was fortunately not too difficult except they could not print a receipt and so I have no idea how much the bill actually was. Since they wanted me to return to another counter to get that information, I decided to come back to the hotel.

I then walked through the airport with my underwear in my arms that I had taken out previously and left in the car when I actually still believed I might be able to check my bags tonight.

It is now 9pm and I have to get up at 4am.

Morals - wear a watch (would have been good many times on this trip), don't arrive in a big city after dark, and don't leave the first flight out, and find a better way to carry around your underwear....

Fingers crossed.

You Have Lost Your Lyme Disease!

This will be my last post from Germany, and possibly my last post on the topic of photon therapy for awhile....

Today was my final appointment with Dr. W. I was not expecting to be fully free of Lyme disease as I had only had 4 treatments. Most people have 5 treatments and then wait for 3 days and then are evaluated to see if they have been freed of the Borrelia. In my case, I could not stay long enough and so we were planning to do the 5th treatment and testing on the same day.

We started at 8am with the testing and after doing a number of tests on the Bicom, I was feeling pretty optimistic. I could tell that the tests were going well and after the last one, Dr. W. proclaimed "You have lost your Lyme disease. Super!". It felt quite remarkable to have someone tell you that you are now free of the thing that has made you a prisoner for over 12 years. It was a wonderful moment.

Of course, it is no secret that I still do not feel any significant physical changes. In fact, overall, I probably feel a little worse as the process of ridding the body of the Lyme disease is not an easy one. It feels like a strong herx at times. Photons combined with ozone is a powerful treatment, each that can make one feel quite toxic as the body processes everything it must.

I asked Dr. W. for some guidance on next steps for treatment now that the Borrelia is "lost". He tested a number of nosodes from the collection I had acquired while here in Germany. What we found was that "Candida Albicans" was the most signfiicant issue. A 9 on a 1-10 scale. This was my intuition as well. I think many of us are missing the fungal issues. This also correlated to what Dr. Bradford saw in the darkfield in a previous blog post - that the immune system was engulfing the Lyme but that fungus was a major issue.

He also found HHV-6 to be an important issue as well as FSME, a tick-borne virus commonly found in Germany. So, my next steps are to treat for these and other issues when I return home. I am to check for the Borrelia once monthly for three months and then retreat with photons if needed. Otherwise, the Borrelia has been resolved.

Whether or not "resolved" means that the infection is entirely erradicated from my body or just that my body now lives in harmony with it is unknown. It could be a combination of both an immune awakening and some newly formed contract between my body and the spirochetes. In any event, Dr. W. indicates that they Borrelia is no longer a factor that would be contributing to any ongoing health problems.

The photons themselves likely do not kill infections, but they may instead be powerful immune-modulators helping the immune system to mount an attack. Only time will tell, but this is the most amount of optimism I have felt about truly leaving this illness behind in some time. The ensuing months will be required to see if the physical condition improves now that there is no longer any energetic presence of the disease.
When Dr. W. gave me back my supplements (which he affectionately termed my Teddy Bear), I replaced them with an actual teddy bear that I left him to remember our journey together and to serve as a reminder of my thanks and gratitude for all that he has done. Dr. W. is a brilliant practitioner that has much to offer.

I think there will still need to be an evolution of his treatment to address Americans more specifically, but I am happy that I came and feel blessed to have crossed paths with Dr. W. in Germany.

So many people have written to me asking if they should come to Germany. The answer is that I don't know. I don't know where this will lead in the next several months. 3 weeks does not a full recovery make. It will take time. The protocol will likely evolve. It is not a miracle cure. It seems that most do not leave feeling much better in such a short time, but the question is how will they continue to recover now that the ringleader has been booted from the throne? Only time will tell, but for now, I smile with optimism.

Illness is a Bad State of the Mind

Dr. W. made an interesting comment to me today in my last appointment. He mentioned that "illness is a bad state of the mind".

In times past, I would have been insulted by such a comment coming from a doctor as I would have interpreted such a statement to mean "it is all in your head". However, after learning about the Klinghardt Axiom and how past emotional conflicts impact our health, I can now accept that some portion of our illnesses are due to emotional traumas, how we think about ourselves, and how we respond to things that happen to us.

The exploration of how to overcome the emotional factors that contribute to illness is still one that I believe I need to further investigate. We all have issues. We all need better ways to deal with these disease contributing factors.

I remember hearing a prominent LLMD in the US recently state that a very significant number of his patients have had some history of abuse or severe psychological trauma.

Dr. W.'s comment made me stop and think that these emotional co-factors are worth further investigation. Our bodies know how to get well. They know how to let go of our illnesses. We just have to create the right environment to allow this....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Winding Down....

Tomorrow is the last treatment and Tuesday I return home.

Today, I went to Bad Wilbad and had lunch at one of only two places open. Sundays are like a ghost town in Germany - everything is closed. At first it did not look too appealing, but it turned out to be great. Started with a wonderful potato soup with sunflower seeds and some unknown other things on top. Wow. Then had a cake called "tortilla" but was really a big, heavy mix of potatoes and onions with egg. It was interesting and quite tasty.

The only downside was that the owner and only worker in the place seemed to have a cold and kept making horrific snotting noises and then serving up the food. That was enough to make me not want to eat there but the food had already arrived....

Then I went to the Bad Wildbad spa called "Palais Thermal". It was not as good in my opinion as the one in Baden Baden and I accidentally ended up in the "Douche Damen". This one had lots of heavy, naked people running around in it. After staying there for awhile, I started getting a bit of a detox headache and decided I had enough for the day.

Returned to the guest house in Dobel in the afternoon and started to prepare for the journey home. Tomorrow will be the last appointment with Dr. W. and then the home experiment with the photons will begin....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Basel, Switzerland

It's Saturday and I wanted to spend the last couple of days seeing as much as I possibly can. I went to Basel, Switzerland today. Saw the Munster Cathedral and walked several miles around the main shopping district. Lots of wonderful sites including a stark contrast between the Cathedral and the carnival going on around it.

I rode the ferris wheel and the views from the top were amazing...even if I was ready to wet myself from how high it was!

Found a wondeful Italian restaurant that had Pumpkin soup - my favorite. It was great. Also had a spinach canneloni which was good, but the soup was the best.
I just couldn't resist taking a picture under the "Schmuck" sign.

The drive was about two hours each way and I am glad to be back. It is a lot to do the photons and track around Europe as the photons seem to make everyone feel a bit fatigued. Tomorrow is my last day to be a tourist here. Monday is the final day at the doctor's office, final treatment, and then back to the US on Tuesday.
I am excited about the things I have learned here and hope to see these new tools provide continued improvements over time. Biophoton therapy is still in its infancy but I think that the possibility to benefit from it now is very real.