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Re: Rocky mountain spotted fever
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2018, 01:09:25 AM »
I have an appointment with a highly recommended tick specialist in September. I have had a CT scan and a colonoscopy. The first doctor wants me to have exploratory surgery to find out why I have so much kidney and abdominal pain. I think not! I had a couple good days and then it was back with fury for a couple days. I went to a new doctor. She was very knowledgeable of this and I believe she is going to help me. She gave me something to get my GI tract lined out and something to help me sleep. I haven't slept much still but I was back in my feet today. She did not sugar coat it and tells me this may take a long time to get over. She said at least she could make me more comfortable while I am healing.

God is good and healing is in his hands. 

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. 
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Re: Rocky mountain spotted fever
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2018, 07:30:29 AM »
Thank you for the update.  My Prayers for you are for Healing Grace.
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« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2018, 08:35:46 AM »
Good for you.  Iím glad to hear you are being pro active.  
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2018, 03:47:58 PM »
I'm glad you found a Dr who will help you.
Prayers sent
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« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2018, 11:39:47 AM »
Yes, a specialist in tick diseases is definitely needed.
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« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2018, 08:51:36 PM »
I was lucky enough to get my appointment moved up to yesterday morning due to a cancellation. I had had a few really good days and then ended up sick on the way home from Michigan Michigan and been sub-par ever since. This specialist was very thorough. He spent over 3 hours with me. Prior to going in he had mailed us a thick questionnaire. We went over it and checking things as we went. He thought it was clear the Doxycycline did not work. He feels it could be a Lyme disease strain along with RMSF . He drew blood for it to send for a different type of blood test. A Blot test. I had read prior that test was more reliable. He also feels i got Candida, a yeast i nfection, in my digestive system from the antibiotics. That explains the bloating and some pain. I am also being checkups heavy metals which is common in tick borne illness. I understand it makes it more difficult to expel them and they build up. He wants me to see a cardiologist because my 12 lead shows I had an inferior infarct. there is a lot of more information he gave us and told us. He has a nurse in the room taking notes through the visit because there so much covered. We get a copy of them to help us understand and remember. I am glad to get in to him. I believe he can get me back in my feet.
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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2018, 09:19:56 PM »
Sounds like he's a keeper!!!
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« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2018, 09:54:35 PM »
It was so good to read that you got to see the Dr. earlier than expected and Thank You Larry for the report.  I am looking forward to reading that you have succeeded in beating this beast.

My Prayer is for Healing Grace.
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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2018, 07:32:10 PM »
I'm happy you got in with the specialist. 
I hope they find a quick diagnoses. 
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« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2018, 10:46:29 PM »
These multiple diagnosis make a lot of sense to me.  I'm glad you got to somebody who can help. 
   
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2018, 11:12:15 PM »
So much has happened since the last post here. I got the tick blood test back. I was positive for two masters disease. That is Missouri Lyme disease strand. Also a heat resistant strand, a biofilm  strand and one other i cannot remember. I was tested for heavy metals and I am highly toxic with lead and mercury. I start 3-6 months of IV chelation for that soon. I tested very low for testosterone so starting medication for that. I saw the cardiologist today and they are scheduling a chemical stress test. He seemed a little concerned. Also today I had blood drawn to test me for lupus.

I have had a few good days and several i could not function. For a couple weeks i was not able to dress myself or get up the stairs to the bedroom. I have bouts of horrible shuddering and tremors. I had been falling a lot and unable to get up on my own. Then it cleared up for a while. A few nights ago it came back.  I needed help getting my clothes changed and ended up in the floor. My wife got me up and then I fell of f the toilet trying to get up. I had to have help up. Since then I am getting strength back slowly. I just stumble around like I am drunk. 

This is pretty tough to handle. I have always been very self sufficient. I will get past it i know and I know God has a plan for it. 
It seems I am a coarse thread bolt in a world of fine threaded nuts!

Making a living with a manual mill can be done!

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Re: Rocky mountain spotted fever
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2018, 12:05:42 AM »
YIKES!!!
here's pulling for you and yours....

but I gotta ask...
why the presence of heavy metals?
Who ever invented work didn't know how to fish.... Here fishy fishy....

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« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2018, 06:15:47 AM »
I sure do hope the DR, can found something that will help you out.
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« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2018, 06:38:15 AM »
Get the rest of the family tested for the lead and mercury.
And find the source.

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« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2018, 08:50:14 AM »
Cripes!  Heavy metal poisoning! What Peter said, you need to find the source faster than ASAP.

Iím surprised your Dr. hasnít alerted the local health department, and they start an investigation to find out how you are exposed, and if it is work related related or if you are getting exposed somewhere and somehow, elsewhere.
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« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2018, 11:37:30 AM »
It's alarming to hear/read your above reply Larry.  Our Prayers will continue for your source investigation, diagnosis, and recovery. 
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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2018, 02:25:45 PM »
We are in lead country. There were several lead mines around our area. We are getting that tested. Not sure if it could come from cedar dust. I need to research that. Next is a real possibility. I have been a firefighter since 1996. Could have came from that. 

The whole family is getting tested. It is a bit scary. 

The specialist who ordered the test says that lyme disease causes my to retain metals and not eliminate them as a normal person. He has been right with everything he has suspected so far. 

For starters we installed a heavy metals filter on our faucet. We only drink and cook with filtered water. 
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« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2018, 03:01:17 PM »
Chelation will clear your arteries too. 
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« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2018, 04:30:44 PM »
Sure hope all works out ok in our prayers.
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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2018, 06:22:39 PM »
Not good for sure! Hope its figured out soon. 
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