Infusio - ACT Days Three & Four

I did not write about days 3 and 4. I couldn’t. By the time I was done with the day, it was all a blur. When I got home after both days, I couldn’t remember what I’d done and neither could my husband. I honestly do not remember and I’m sorry about that. My mindset was also pretty over Infusio and ready to be done with it. Not that it’s a bad place, but it takes a mental and physical toll on you. It also takes a toll on your caretakers and loved ones who accompany you on this journey.

If it’s any consolation, i don’t remember them being heinous and they were short days.

Infusio - ACT Day Two

Day Two at Infusio for the ACT was inexplicably the most difficult day.

We arrived at Infusio Beverly Hills at 11am. We paid for two IVs that Dr. Kim recommended (Glutathione and Meyer's). These were not included in the ACT program. Initially, they told us I was going to get all my IVs on the 3rd floor, but when we got there, they sent us to the Penthouse. We arrived at the penthouse and waited a bit until the nurse was ready for us. The day was IVs only and one shot as follows:

We started with a needle shot into my right shoulder. *I forget what was in this one. I'll ask and update. That hurt and left my shoulder aching for a full day with a temporary loss of range of motion. It must have gone into a muscle.

  • EDTA/DMSO

  • Meyer's Cocktail

  • Glutathione

  • Intracell (procaine/bicarb)

I stayed in the IV lounge most of the day, hooked up to IV bags. I didn't really talk to anyone. Most notably, they've added acoustic baffling to the ceiling to absorb sound which really cuts down on the noise in the lounge. Overall, the day was not horrible. I watched Netflix on my iPad and zoned out. After my IVs, I was exhausted. Like, couldn't keep my eyes open exhausted. We were done by 2pm. We called an Uber, sat in traffic for an hour, and went home. When I got home I crashed hard for an hour, but felt really tired and irritable the rest of the night. In the morning, I felt fine.

As usual, the staff was helpful and cheerful. There's really not much to report, especially since I've already been through bunches of IVs. I basically want to put all this on here for myself and others heading into the ACT protocol. As I said before, I had no idea what to expect. These are not full days and even though IVs aren't pleasant, it's not the worst thing in the world now. Funny what you learn to put up with.

If you have questions, post in the comments.


Infusio - ACT Day One

I'm back at Infusio for the second phase of my Lyme Healing adventures starting May 14th, 2018.

I find the ACT concept difficult to understand. Whether it's my limited science knowledge or the fact it's confusing is up for debate. Read about it here. I know that it's supposed to boost your immune system.

 First off, I received no information about what to expect, what my days would look like, what they will do (or how). Nothing. I got one phone call confirming my appointment time and two others asking if I could come in earlier. We arrived at the Beverly HIlls Clinic at 12:45pm and as we were walking up to the building; we ran into my husband's aunt and uncle! Random! They're two cuties and we haven't seen them in a long time. It was a nice surprise. We chatted with them for a few minutes and then went up to the 3rd floor. I did 8 minutes on the Global Diagnostic and then waited another 45 minutes before we saw Dr. Kim.

We sat with Dr. Kim for almost an hour. She answered questions, and we compared data from the Global Diagnostic. For those of you tuning in, the Global Diagnostic uses frequency to determine what your body is doing which tells the doctor what you need. It's kind of complicated and TBH I don't understand it. It seems to give out some detailed data so let's assume it works. It's European technology, so that obviously means it's good. Anyway, we talked with the doctor; she explained that I am seeing improvement on all fronts. I have not yet reached the neuro-healing phase, so that can hit any time. She said to expect an upswing in symptoms, pain, fatigue, and histamine reactions. So, everything I've ever had Lyme-wise I can have again, maybe worse. She explained that therefore it's important to do the home-protocol.

Pause for a second...I'm speaking in Infusio and Lyme jargon here, so if you need anything explained, let me know and I'll do my best to help. 

After my talk with Dr. Kim, she had me go into the Light Coffin (Novo Bed/Laser Bed) for 15 minutes. I had no idea I'd be doing ANY therapies today. After that, we went back to the 3rd floor where we checked out; they gave me my schedule for the next 3 days, gave me a copy of the updated home protocol, and sent me on my way.

The schedule for the next few days will be:

  • Tuesday: 2 hours of IV therapies

  • Wednesday: 4 hours, ACT

  • Thursday: 2 hours of IV therapies.

I'm a little tired from the Light Coffin, but otherwise, I feel good. It's sort of surreal to be back to Infusio, but as usual, everyone was nice and helpful. There are now signs all over the place asking for people to be quiet. This is great. I will not be in the penthouse at all this week. All of my therapies will be on the 3rd floor.

That about covers day one. Tomorrow starts at a nice relaxing 11am, so we don't have to get up super early and we'll miss the morning traffic. We'll hit it on the way home, though. As always, if you have questions I'll do my best to answer. Post questions in the comments.