It has been 5 weeks since my last post. I had a doctor’s appointment today to check on my progress in treating the latent viruses and the rheumatoid arthritis protocol. The good news is that I am feeling much better. I think we are finally getting to the root of my issues and I am starting to see some real progress. The number of days between my bad days continue to increase and my joint swelling is going down and the pain is starting to subside. My dexterity is improving some too. I am really starting to feel like living out of the country for an extended period of time is a viable option.
I have done a bunch of research lately on all the required vaccinations for a trip to South America. As part of my appointment today we asked my doctor if he felt like it was advisable to take this trip and if he thought my body could handle the large number (minimum of 7) vaccines that would be required. He was cautiously optimistic. He did tell me that there are no guarantees that my body will react well to the vaccines but since I had not previously had a bad reaction to a vaccine that I had a chance of coping with them. He did suggest to help give my immune system and body a fighting chance that I increase my daily vitamin D3 to 10,000 IU and to take a high-potency vitamin A mulsion (25,000 IU) every other day as well as staggering the vaccines once a week. He is also recommending a Myer’s IV (an intravenous vitamin-and-mineral formula) half-way through the vaccine regimen to help give my immune system a boost.
He did admit that us traveling and having all these vaccines will alter the way he continues treating the latent viruses. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous. I really hope that I don’t delay or prevent my continued recovery by taking this trip and/or having so many vaccines. I really hope that I don’t have any issues with the vaccines. There is also the hope that I don’t encounter or come home with some bacteria or virus that could compound my existing issues. It is so nice to finally be feeling somewhat normal again after a 1 year detour but at the same time I am not going to let fear keep me from living life. I will just have to listen to my body and deal with any issues that arise.