Ulm and Stuttgart

 

Wednesday

img_4388Short day today. Five needles in the butt (stem cells + medicine to help liver, spleen etc). Did my bio photon machine and I was good to go.

Planning on visiting Ulm and hopefully Stuttgart. Ulm is where they make Teddy Bears so it’s going to be a unique Christmas market bonanza (I hope). Can’t say I’ve been disappointed in any of the places I have visited. Such a very beautiful country.

It’s snowed outside of Baden-Baden. Beginning to feel like Christmas. Already got my Christmas present this year…I’m not dying or have to get zapped! Nothing better than dat!

Dr Mariann said hopefully I will just have to come once a year for maintenance now. That is a good feeling. Just got to stop eating all the food that’s aggravating my intestine.

Discovered another thing I’m having difficulty tolerating and that’s CHICKEN. Holy. Like really? I always felt so sorry for my cousin Bru because she also had to stay away from fowl beasts. My report said the meat I need to stay away from includes chicken, duck, and lamb. Meanwhile I’ve been drinking chicken bone broth to help aid my gut and give me more nutrients! Damn! I hope that doesn’t mean no Christmas Turkey Dinner!!! No Stuffing? Bread? Mash potatoes with milk? Ahhhh life is over. No gravy either because of the flour?

Nope! Not doing it on Christmas Day or all I’ll be eating is beets! My intestines, lungs, neck will just have to suffer one day while I enjoy my food.

Crap if I’m only eating vegetables and fruit all day, I’m really going to become a skinny mini! On the other hand, maybe I’ll lose the rest of my Buddha belly.

Getting snowier as we get closer to Munich.

img_4382This is so funny. So when you are driving in Germany on the highway the overhead signs in each lane warn you about what’s coming up. If there is an accident it slows you down from 120 to 100, 80, 60 km and so on. We just saw a triangle sign with an exclamation mark inside that said, what looked like SHIT! 60. Bobo said does that mean that the next sign indicating a slower speed is going to say F*#k?

Long 2 hour drive to Ulm. I asked Bobo if I found a place in Toronto to do the colon cleanse if he would go to get the rest of the rocks out of there. He said no, they were his friends. How do you deal with that? Dr Mariam said his liver and cell metabolism needs help so they will be sending him home with injections.  Ha now I’m not the only one with needles every day!

Stopped for gas. It’s green on one side on the highway and snowy on the other.  Bizarre.

We then stopped off in Stuttgart but almost left because our GPS was giving us trouble again.  We passed the same circus  tent 3 or 4 times.  Maddening!

We have a nice walk meandering through the town.

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St Nick Via Hot Air Balloon & My Results!

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St Nicolas came to Baden Baden today in a hot air balloon. Actually, it was a bit cloudy and probably dangerous to be flying in this weather, so they skipped him across the field.

img_4364Then all the kids sang Christmas carols to him and were rewarded with a dough boy and prize. I remember the last time we were here with my own kids two years ago and  I made them sing “Up on the Rooftop” in English.

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Didn’t get a chance to see the Christmas Angel on stilts because I had some gluhwein and needed some food in me pronto!

So today’s results are in. No cancer!  Liver is operating much better now.  However I now need to be vigilant about what I eat because some of the food I’m eating is toxic for me. This is what I have to stay away from for around 3-4 months

Bread
Dinkel (Spelt)
Wheat
Rye
Gluten (a bit)

Almonds. *highly Allergic (?) right now
Hazelnuts (crap!  bought lots of that at the chocolate market)
Casein *all milk and cheese products
Green beans

And I need to eat eggs sparingly

All of these food products are causing me grief/inflammation in my lungs, neck and intestines.  He said once things begin to improve, these problems will disappear.  There is no cancer evident at this time.

Ha!  Ha  ha!

Can’t wait to talk about this with my radiation dr who wants to zap my neck because “there is cancer” in there.

I talked to Christina today (naturopathic dr at my clinic who administers my injections/IVs) about how chemo stopped my heart, induced heart failure, and how I had a stroke on Tamoxifen.  I also told her that I was told I have cancer in my neck and needed radiation.   She told me about 80% of the time, they are wrong.  Pamela, my colon hydrotherapist thinks our Drs in Canada are barbarians.

Christina said that she has a 45 year old friend with breast cancer who went the allopathic route who had a double mastectomy and removed her ovaries.  Chemotherapy caused neuropathy in her feet and she is now deaf because of the treatment she endured.

Christina went to medical school and got out because all she was learning was how to administer drugs that didn’t help people.  She wanted to get to the root of the cause for patients medical conditions and help people get better.  Here she can make a difference.

I asked Dr Sommer about the problems with customs in Canada not allowing his medicine to go through.  He said the same thing has now happened in Italy and that the world is going insane.

Not sure if it’s a free trade problem or Big Pharma is stopping anyone from using anything that is not sanctioned by them.  I know there was literature about a petition signing at the Robert Shadd Naturopathic Clinic because Big Pharma wants to regulate supplements.  If I have to come here every three months to pick up my medicine, I’ll go broke.

Bobo said I should send the bill to Justin Trudeau or get him to pick up my medicine for me since he seems to love travelling so much.  How many countries has he been in signing free trade agreements?

Sigh.

Berg Reichenstein and Mannheim

Woke up to a misty, foggy morning.  This is what it looked like from my castle room.  The Rhine River was “smoking”.

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img_4193Bobo and I went to the lovely dining where a beautiful table was set just for the two of us.

 

 

I think my treatments are working as Bobo told me I was sweating profusedly last night and appeared to have a fever.  That has happened to me each time I’ve come to Germany and means my immune system is working.

img_4209Tomorrow I will get retested to see if the treatment I had this week has helped.  If not, they send you home.  I get my results on Tuesday.  I’m not worried.  They tested  me in the beginning to see if I  was strong enough to do the treatment and if it would help.  I was.

After breakfast we explored the rest of the castle.  The man who made the castle had a business in ironworks.  Clearly it was a success as he could afford a castle.  He made iron stoves, fountains, and knight apparel.  Prosperous trade indeed.

The only thing that troubled me is that he had an unbelievable number of deer trophy heads all over the castle.  It was a bit unsettling to see so many Of Bambi’s friends!   There were over 1,500 of them in various sizes.  I think the hunter was very proud of himself.  They must have had venison every night.

The grounds were beautiful and it was fun taking pictures of the place.

We later headed towards Mannheim to see another Christmas market, but got lost (GPS sucks) and ended up in Bad Durkheim instead.  Saw an interesting tradition where you barbecue some dough and eat it!

We decided to get back in the car and find Mannheim shortly thereafter.

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Our GPS kept malfunctioning.  Piece of shit. Told us to keep driving straight… literally into the Bahnhofstrasse (train station).  That was fun.

We kept going in circles around the Christmas Market and the GPS took us to the opposite side of the city where there was no highway to get on to go back home.  So we turned on my phone and used up all the gigabytes I had just to get home. 😕

Adventures abroad.  What can I say?

 

Mainz and Berg Reichenstein

 

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Today is my short treatment day!  Hurray!  Only had my four shots in the butt and brain and eyes photon machine for 16 minutes.

Then we headed for Mainz’s Christmas Market and the chance to knock something else from my bucket list…overnight stay in a castle.  The place Berg Reichenstein near the Rhine River.

First Mainz.  I love these beautiful old towns.  The architecture is so  spectacular.  The buildings, the homes, and the churches are breath taking.

 

I love over love love the Castle we are staying at called Berg Reichenstein.  It was $5 more than one night stay at the Holiday Inn!

Paul was wearing his Sunday best…his 20 year old Donald Duck sweat shirt and pants.  Claims I should have notified him that we were going out for a dressed up dinner.  I told him we were going to go to stay at a castle.  I figured that good enough?  Apparently not.

Dinner was lovely.  Not the complimentary carrot starter soup which tasted like game broth, but the rest was quite good.  Especially the dessert!  And chocolates too!

 

Will get some better pics tomorrow morning of the castle and the grounds!

 

 

Tubingen (Chocolate Market)

Friday, Dec 2

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It’s Friday. Convinced Bobo that he needed to have a colon hydrotherapy session today given that he only goes to the bathroom once every 4 days and plugs up the toilet. I told Pamela, the lovely therapist from London to watch out, he may break the machine!

 

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Yesterday I had my colon washed out. My brain and eyes received an 8 minute photon treatment which I am getting every day. I think my eyesight is getting clearer. Four injections in the butt yesterday, one today plus two in the neck. Now that really hurts but if it prevents me from having neck radiation treatment at home, I will do it.

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Last night Bobo and I went to a Spanish tapas place called Monte Christo which I heard rave reviews about from two of the locals. We had a assortment of cold and hot food platter. Too much food! Wasn’t too crazy with the meat dishes (lamb and ox tail…blah!). Dessert was nice…almond cake and Vanilla Brûlée.

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We are going to attempt to go to Tublingen soon because they have a four day special chocolate market with vendors from all over the world. Thought Bobo, my chocolate affectionato would enjoy it.

Nuts!  The damn rental GPS took us for a ride….a very long one.  Through mountain back streets and a closed road.  What should have taken us 1 1/5 hours ended taking us over 3 hours.  We saw fog, rain, cows and sheep!

Finally got to Tubingen!  What a treat!

Stunning chocolate art!

This one looks like a chocolate turd!  Line up galore…price for one?  $8!

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And samples, samples everywhere!  Gotta go to bed now cause I have to get to the clinic by 8:30 a.m.  Taking Bobo somewhere special tomorrow for his birthday which was on the 28th.

Esslingen Au Neckar

img_4017Treatment today included 4 shots in the neck (oxygenated, boy did that hurt), one in the ass, amygdalin (B17 I.V.). In my case, it is 96% effective in killing cancer cells. I like the odds. My brain and eyes had an 8 minute bio-photon treatment to activate the good cells, if there are any left.

 

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Check out his giant dog!  Looks like Lulu, my friends dog!

I’m currently a bit anemic so rather than giving me vitamin C to fatten up any rogue cells, I was given iron instead. Then, when the cancer cells are full of iron/or Vit C the amygdalin finishes them off. Also had my ozone I.V. today where they take out my blood, put it in a machine with ozone and it comes back to me. My blood was actually a good red colour. Better then other times I was here. I feel remarkably better after my first colon hydrotherapy yesterday. My breathing is so much better too. The mountain air is cool, crisp, and fresh. Hopefully my chronic barking cough will disappear while I’m here.

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We’ve decided to go to Esslingen au Neckar because they have a medieval market and I think I’m going to love it because the whole town are dressed in medieval outfits!  And they have entertainers in the streets too!

It was really amazing!

Check it out….

 

Medieval games included toss the metal ball on the egg to try to smash it, catapult  the castle, unicorn ring toss and my favourite, archery.  Some medieval lady on stilts was entertainment no the crowd too!.

 

 

Have you ever scene a Ferris wheel manned by people’s muscles?

How about this incredibly old merry go round?

No Christmas market comes complete without a Nativity Scene with a live donkey and lambs!

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Cheers from Esslingen Au Neckar!

 

 

Looks Like I May Not Need to Fry My Neck After All

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My test results are in and it looks like I’m not going to have to fry my neck after all.

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I told Dr Sommer my radiologist wanted to do 2 high dose treatments on my neck and showed him my test results.  He read the report and said they do not know what’s in there.  Just like what my friend Karin (who is a nurse) said.

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He said my intestines are toxic and if we get that under control the inflammation/problem in my neck should disappear and so should the problems I’m having with my eyes.  It’s all connected to the intestines.

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I asked if it was my cavities in my teeth that was causing the toxicity.  He said no it was something I’m eating.  Later Bobo put two and two together (I essentially eat only organic food at home) and came up with the fact that I’ve been eating smoked salmon every week and that might be the cause.  Other than that, maybe I should get our water tested when I get home.  I need to figure this out.

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So today I had 4 shots in my butt to help my liver, spleen, gallbladder, intestines and brain.  Then I had to drink something akin to Alka Seltzer to soften my stool for my first of four colon hydrotherapy cleanses.   Once again I’m full of (toxic) shit!

Trying to con Paul into having one too on Friday.  Let u know how that goes!

Btw, Santas coming to town in a hot air balloon on December 6!

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God Help Me

Friday, November 4, 2016

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Today I am out of sorts.  This generally happens to me when I have to go see my oncologist and today was no different.

Bobo came to me.  Together we try to figure out the insanity that transpires during my appointments.  My 9:45 appointment began at 11:15.

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He, my oncologist, sent me his newest guppy to figure out what I was doing.  She was a real b#*@! and I didn’t like her.  I actually argued with her and I’m proud of myself for sticking up for myself. She was telling me I’m fine and my oncologist wouldn’t have to see me for 6 months.

“Hang on,” I said.   “I have a report saying I have cancer in my neck which should be radiated in a clinical trial and some new spots in my pelvis from L2-S3.   How is it I am fine?”  I think they are trying to get rid of me.

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She also said that they wouldn’t be doing my monthly injections at the hospital any more.  Go to CCAC.  “Well that’s nice,” I responded.  “Find me someone who knows how to inject the needle in Scarborough and I will go.  And good luck with that….I don’t enjoy being tortured.”  Asked her who I go to to complain about this.  I think she was shocked I said this.  Too bad.  I tired of explaining my life to new people every time to go there.

I told her I wanted to see my oncologist because I wanted a second opinion of an MRI from another hospital.    She told me he was busy.  I insisted.  She left us for a bit.

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So in he waltzed, late, with a parade of young hopeful oncologists (3 from Brazil, 1 from some other country).  “Oh this is going to be fun”, I thought.  “I have an audience, students…my specialty.”   I told him the reason why I wanted another MRI at a different hospital was that I wasn’t convinced about what I was told about my neck.  After all, they messed up before on a tumour on C5 and then told me it wasn’t what they thought it was during the pre-op. radiation treatment.  I went to a chiropractor and had my neck painfully adjusted and maybe it’s just inflammation.  He downplayed the previous C5 neck error.  I must say I had the students hooked though.  They laughed when I told them I wasn’t going to be zapped for nothing.

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My oncologist told me that the hospital MRI machines were different and what specific part my radiation dr was looking at may be different then theirs and what was the point in doing it again?   He said if I wasn’t symptomatic (feeling pain), so it didn’t matter if I decided not to do anything right now.  He then told me that my cancer was slow growing and even if I did nothing (which apparently the treatment in Germany counts as nothing to him), it would be slow.  He is in complete denial that my “alternative” treatment is slowing the progression of the disease.  Grrrr.

I find his explanation of my condition fascinating as I am young, pre-menopausal (spreads faster than in older patients), and was diagnosed with a INVASIVE DCIS breast cancer.  Invasive.  Hmmm.  What does this word mean?  The Oxford Dictionary describes it as Tending to spread VERY QUICKLY and undesirably or harmfully.  For example:  ‘patients suffering from invasive cancer’.

Enough of the bullshit.  Bobo said my onc is having difficulty accepting the truth that the treatment I’m doing in Germany works.

So essentially the appointment concluded with…. no MRI or monthly shots at PMH.   And he doesn’t want to see me for quite a long time.  He is going to Mexico for a few weeks (and not to check out cancer treatments in Tijuana because he doesn’t believe in that “stuff”) and I’m not scheduled to see him until Feb.  But when I got home my appointment was emailed to me and now I’m not scheduled to see him until March.  That’s 5 months away. That’s a long time.  

On a positive note…no appointment anxiety.  That could be a good thing.  Right?

So how do I feel about this?  I feel like trash.  Taken out to the curbside.  No one is monitoring my monthly blood work.  Some gumba in Scarborough that doesn’t know how to stab me in the stomach properly to give me my 16 guage needle will be administering it for 5 months.  I have no idea what is really going on in my body (neck, lungs and lower back) and if I should be alarmed.  One guy says I’m fine.  The other one wants to zap me.  I think I’m going to get Bobo trained to give me the shot in the stomach if this CCAC thing doesn’t work out.  Help!

At this point, I just want to run to Germany.  

I booked one night in a castle on one of the week-ends I’m there!  

The way I see it.  You Gotta have Fun while you still have a neck and can walk.

God help me.  I’m really feeling tired of dealing with this crappy disease.

I’m Good!


Dear Friends,

Great news!  Just got my letter back from Germany with the results of my urine sample (which I have to send every 3 months for analysis).  I’m good! 

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Usually I get a list of problems like metabolism, lymph nodes, arthritis, toxicity, compromised immune system or something going on with my liver, kidney, stomach, or intestines…but not this time, I’m clear!  Hurray! 

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That explains why I am feeling so fantastic.  I have never felt this good in over 8 years.  I finally feel like a “normal” human being.  Now I just have to exercise more.  Trying to walk 10,000 steps a day and have just downloaded Pokeman Go to give me something to do as I pound the pavement!


Thank you to those who have written me to ask me how I was doing.  I have neglected my blog since I got back from Germany because I was doing a lot of fun stuff.  I am going to write a bit about that now.  I think I’d better show lots of pics rather than do too much writing or I’ll never get caught up!

Time to get started….

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Call 911! He has A knife!

“Get Out! Get Out!” the woman behind the counter screamed at the man in the kitchen when Frack and I entered the nearby Fish & Chips Store.

Stunned I wasn’t really sure what to do as I slowly neared the counter keeping a close eye on the guy she was yelling at. The woman asked me what I wanted to order. I said, “Should I be leaving?” “No,” she answered, vhadd u vant?” Hesitantly I said, “My son would like a grill cheese sandwich with fries and gravy”.

She took my money and then proceeded to yell at the guy in the back…. “I told you to Get Out!”. An older couple quickly came to the counter, paid for their food and escaped as things (large blue plastic lids) started to fly in the back. More shouting from the lady. “I told you to GET OUT!  I am the owner of the store and I want you to leave.”   Then she turned to the rest of us in the store and told us to call 911 and that he threatened her with a knife.

There was a table near the window with three old men. I really doubted they had a phone. One of them asked her if the guy in the back was her husband. “He is NOT my husband, call 911, he threatened me with a knife”.

I then quietly told her I was going outside and I was going to call the police. Got Frack who was looking behind his back in case the guy decided to come after us. Once outside, I took out my cell phone and called 911.  Yes Claire, after badgering me to get a phone, it was put to good use.  I was surprised to be on hold for a while.

Finally a dispatcher answered and asked what was needed. “The police,” I answered. I proceeded to tell the man what was happening as two of our students from Frack’s school left the convenience store and attempted to enter The Fish & Chips place. “Stop!  Don’t go in there!” Get away from the door! He looked at me baffled and said, “But I bought some food from there!” “You can’t go in there right now”, I told him as I ushered them away from there.

I apologized to the dispatcher and made sure the kids could hear me say there was a possibility of a man with a knife threatening the woman owner. The dispatcher asked me if it was her husband. I said “No” and that I thought it was an employee. I did not see a knife, but he was in the back kitchen. The dispatcher asked me what he looked like. He is about 5’6″, Chinese, and he is wearing a dark blue t-shirt and jeans …just as the guy left the restaurant and walked to a white SUV. That was handy. I was asked what the licence plate number was but I was too far to see or take a pic with my phone.

Once he left the parking lot and was far gone we went back into the restaurant where the two school kids quickly got their food and left.

I told the woman I called the police and she thanked me. Frack started eating. Ten minutes later 3 cop cars and 4 very big policemen arrived. “It’s about time” I overheard one of the old gentlemen say.

I went outside and told them I was the one who telephoned them and the guy left. I think they were happy about that. I wouldn’t want to handle a guy with a knife either.  Mary’s daughter is a cop and she said they hate going to domestic dispute calls the most.

The police started questioning her. Apparently the guy was her boyfriend and it was her car he took.

I called the school to tell them what happened. I think I may have scared them to death when I yelled at them not to go in there. I’m sure they had a great story to tell when they got back to school.  Went to school to make sure everything was alright.  Frack told me I got the kids names wrong so I wanted to get that straightened out.  Way too many kids with the first letter “J”.

I then went to meet my retired buddies for lunch and had a nice glass of wine!  Cheers!  My first glass since Europe!  And boy I needed it!  Besides things would just not seem right eating with Mary and not drinking some wine.

P.S.  I have 2 more blogs I need to post when I have time. Our arrival to Toronto from Frankfurt was almost as dramatic as today!  That’s two trouble incidences.  You know what that m

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McLandress ya left before I could ask the waiter to get a picture of all of us!  Next time!  We missed you Claire!