So I have been on the Marshall Protocol for a week now. So far I haven’t noticed any excessive symptoms. The tumor pain has increased and I have had a few hearing issues. I have decided to start the first antibiotic in order to try to promote a reaction. During the first month on the MP the aim is to gauge if the reactions you are observing are indicative of your condition being helped by the protocol. We will see what continues to happen.
I must admit to having less motivation over the last few days. My blogging has been a bit down. I have had more pain and as a result have had to take more painkillers. This is a very difficult thing for me. I really do need them however I know how much I enjoy taking them so I feel guilty. I will have to spend some time contemplating this issue in order to not end up with another complex like my food issues.
This is the one thing that has been going amazingly well. The edema in my leg is vastly improved. The acupuncturist says that my tongue looks much better, indicating good movement of chi or energy. In the first session she said that my tongue was purple suggesting stagnant chi. I feel quite tired after the sessions. It is hard to tell if it is improving my general condition however the edema is improving and for that alone it is worthwhile.
After posting the video describing the work done at the Burzynski Clinic I have contacted the clinic to see if they can treat me. It would appear that it is possible however very expensive. I will continue to be in contact with them and will post the results.
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I have been losing motivation with life. Sounds harsh but things have been hard. The extra pain just makes it that little bit harder to get the motivation together to do extra stuff. And that extra stuff is usually this blog. I have a bunch of articles started that I keep meaning to finish. Hopefully I will feel up to it next week. I tend to have less energy for life when I have to go to the hospital, which I did yesterday. So next week should be better.
I can totally relate to the whole pain sapping energy experience. It does make it that bit harder to be active and create. Many people recover while on pain killers, it might not be ideal but if they can lift your energy and spirits then definitely the way to go. That’s cool you contacted the clinic. There’s a lot of other top clinics too, I don’t know much about them but maybe worth looking at if you were considering Burzynski, the one I hear personally with the best reviews is the Oasis clinic.
Thanks ro. In the thag with the direction I am going I am not too concerned about the pain killers. I am in contact with dvds clinic now and will let you know how it goes.
When I was a student midwife, I heard a lecture from a pain management specialist that changed my thinking about pain relief. Basically, she was pointing out that if someone is in pain, they should have access to pain relief, and if the pain relief has a side effect of making them feel good, then, so what. Does that make sense? There is a strange stigma about it, but true addiction is rare.
Thanks Cristi. I agree mostly. In the end I do worry a little bit about the fact that it rewards my body for pain. I am trying to get over this by visualising the pain as healing and so I am rewarding my body for that instead. This works well on the marshall protocol which indicates that success is preceded by a period of symptoms worsening. Looking forward to seeing all of you very soon 🙂
Listen to them Jerome and be as comfortable as you can. You can’t enjoy life if you are in pain. That’s great news about the acupuncture!
True words if ever I heard them. It is very hard to enjoy life in pain. Thankyou for your encouragement, it is greatly appreciated.