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.

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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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Results are In

Thursday April 28

imageIt’s rainy again. I’m back at the clinic. This morning I had my lampadina. Feeling great. Lots of energy.

WisteriaMary and I spent the evening at the Caracalla Spa. It was way less crowded than in the day time. I’ve been trying to convince her to go to Friederichbach spa with me (only women on Thursday), but I’m not sure she is going for it!  No clothes allowed.

imageThis morning I had 2 shots in the butt (stem cells) and ozone therapy. My vein collapsed 1/2 way through the ozone treatment and Mariann asked me if I was Catholic. I said, “Why? Are you going to give me my last rites?  She said, “No, if you are Jehovahs Witness we can’t restart the IV in the other arm”.

imageSo we had to call Dr Sommer to try to get another IV deep in a vein in my other arm (which I’m not really suppose to use because I have no lymph nodes there due to a mastectomy). It worked. I’m now having Vitamin B17 (amygdalin) and C therapy.

imageI told NDr Christina I had a vegan chocolate bar for her, but only if she got the IV in my arm right the first time. She was unhappy my vein collapsed. She really wanted the chocolate bar (luckily I had 2 chocolate bars in my purse, one for her and one for Dr Sommer too).

imageAt least I didn’t have to get stabbed nine times in one day like last week. The big bruise on my hand has gone away after using some type of wound healing cream called Traumeel. It works so well, I bought it at a pharmacy so I could use it at home.

imageSo I got my test results on Tuesday. Everything appears good at this time. My energy is up. My brain/hypothalamus is now working, however my pituitary gland is still struggling a bit. The cancer is dormant. My immune system is operating at 80%. And I need to detox (it’s at 38%, down from 45% when I came). So I’m getting some medicine to take home with me to help me with that, plus injections because my lymph node system is not up to snuff either.  Otherwise, I think I’m doing really well.

imageDon’t think I’m going to tell my oncologist I’m here in Germany again. I don’t need the added stress. Dr Sommer told me it would not be necessary to get tested at home for another 6-9 months. That’s good enough for me.

image image imageI’m suppose to be arriving in Canada on Saturday night, but apparently some of the airport workers are on strike yesterday and today. Good thing I have insurance! They may be footing the bill for food and accommodations if I need to stay longer!
imageAfter my treatment tomorrow morning, Mary is making me breakfast and then we are heading to Frankfurt.  I went to pick up the rental car on the side of the road near a castle where our apartment landlord said it was free.  Well guess what?  It wasn’t free. I got not one but two parking tickets.  Mary said it was too bad I have to come back, otherwise we could just not pay them!

On the bright side, at least they didn’t tow us.  I would have had to phone up the rental car company and tell them it was stolen and a darn good thing I paid $600 extra for car insurance!

Finally got to see the Baden Baden Roman Ruins yesterday.  See pics below.  This is where Roman Soldiers set up shop to recuperate in the healing thermal waters.

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Fall In Baden-Baden

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Today was a beautiful fall day to take pics in and around Baden-Baden.   Thought I’d make the most of it because it’s suppose to be sunny for only 3 days, and then rainy for the two weeks I’m here!  I’m hoping they are wrong!  Just like Vancouver!

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I met some people at the clinic from Canada who live right around the corner from my sister.  There names are Marcela and Rick.  We fast became friends.  They have a car and today we went on a ride on a cable car to Merkur Mountain and had a cup of tea, ice cream and hot chocolate.  I’m their new tour guide!

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Almost killed led myself on this crazy slide…it was the fastest one I e ever been on in my life!

Then we drove to Rastatt Residential Palace which was constructed by an army general named Margrave Ludwig Wilhelmina of Baden-Baden.  This castle was suppose to be a replica the one I saw in Versailles, France.  Unfortunately it was closed on Mondays, so we didn’t see much of the inside.  The whole little town was quite lovely and all the buildings were a salmon colour.  All in all, a productive day!

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Tomorrow I meet with the dr to discuss my treatment plan.  Today was all the tests and blood work.  Again my blood was black…not goot!

It’s 5:00 in the morning and I’ve been up since 1:00…I had a decaf coffee today! Why did I do that?  Oh yes! I smelled the aroma of delicate roasted coffee beans and decided I must try one! I don’t think it was decaf. My appt is at 11:00. I really should go back to bed. I only had 2 hours of sleep tonight.  Gute Nacht!

Day 1 Germany…entitled: How Could I Be So Stupid?

Excerpts from my diary on my trip to Germany (Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2014)

Just wanted to let you know that I made it to Germany. The flight was great! Loved “Lufthansa Airlines” because they had fabulous choices of movies, music and other entertainment, and their blankets and drinks were FREE! The Air Canada flight we didn’t opt for that was suppose to leave an hour before us was delayed so we definitely made the right booking choice.

My feet got sooooo hot in my boots while in flight that I had to take them off because they were sweating like crazy (chemo side effect). Elected to take the “Wheel Chair Assistance” when I got off the plane. It was great! Must do that again. Got to go on one of those electric golf carts and I even got a special elevator ride/private bus after departing from the aircraft. It took us right to the baggage stop. Lovely escort service too!

IMG_0546Found the train station easily enough; it was across the street….bought our tickets and then did not get off the train at the right time. That’s right folks…had our own extra special tour of Germany. Went towards somewhere that started with an N which my husband said got leveled during the war. We would have failed as competitors for the Amazing Race…but it would have been great drama if we had this all on film as it unfolded.

Our conversation went kind of like this:

Me: We got to get off here

Bobo: No we don’t. The guy said we just have to get off at the other station (which we did)…one changeover not two.

Me: Now I don’t speak German or anything, but I’m pretty sure this ticket says to get off here.

Bobo: I don’t think so.

Me: We’re running out of time..this train will only stay here for a short time.

Bobo: I don’t think we have to get off

Me: I’ll stay with the luggage and you go ask someone. That was my first mistake. Never ask a guy to ask for directions. I know that. I should know that…but I wanted to see if he would do it. There are all kinds of people all around us whom he could have asked before the doors closed, but no…he has to run around the train to “Find the conductor”. Case closed. Did we make it out of there where I thought we had to get off? Absolutely not! We remained on the train.

Eventually the train conductor shows up and asks us for our tickets. Then he scowled at us for being stupid because, guess what? We did not get off the train when we were suppose to. In fact, we got the same scowl/hahhh sound from the other three train personnel we had asked for directions at the change over to return to the station we were suppose to get off at). It’s a very interesting scowl that sounds like they are going to spit on you. Hahhh!!, with the head shaking back and forth. No joke. It’s pretty scary. I felt like a kid being scolded. Three times, no less.

We got off and had to wait about half an hour for the next train to Baden-Baden. I decided to go to a cafe and get a tea because I was cold. When I reached into my purse to pay for my drink …I was horrified to discover that I DIDN’T HAVE ANY MONEY. OMG don’t tell me I forgot all my money and my bank cheque to pay for my treatment at home. Oh yes I did.

All I can say is thank heavens my older sister gave me some euros before I left ’cause that’s how I paid for my tea and my taxi to the Holiday Inn from the train station.

This whole scenario lead me to think of the time a couple of years ago when I got an email from a colleague at work named Dave who claimed he was in Spain and had no money and to wire him some. I didn’t fall for it. I laughed and thought, “How can someone be so stupid to go to a foreign country and not have Any Money with them?….well, that would be me.

I swear my chemo treatments have gone to my head and have killed way more brain cells than I could have imagined possible. But looking on the bright side, I did manage to call my credit card companies in advance to tell them I would be in Germany…so all I can say right now is that those cards had better work or I’m going to be out in the street begging for money soon.

IMG_0609I will send you a very special picture I took today which pretty much sums up my predicament… By the way, I bought a cell phone with my credit card so I could call my sister to wire me some more money. I haven’t quite figured out how we are going to do this, but I am hopeful.

I am sure that I will laugh about this one day. I just would feel a whole lot better if I remembered the money/cheque…. I also forgot to bring my hair brush…but that is easily replaceable when you have money!  Please note…you probably won’t get any more messages from me hereafter because I won’t have wi-fi in the apartments where I’m staying starting tomorrow night. Sorry for the cliff hanger. I should call this post “Broke in Germany.”