My Personal Health Update
My Personal Health Update

My Personal Health Update

water fastingUpdate 08 April 2022   –   First I need to mention that I am a fighter by nature and more of an optimist who sees always the glass half full rather then half empty, but my motivation to survive is predominantly rooted in the existence of my 6 beautiful and smart grandchildren. They are such an enrichment in my life and make every new day I wake up worth to be happy and to stay alive !! 

I thought an update was needed to keep the people who follow my journey. After we have moved 2 more times with lots of renovations on the 2 houses, I had become “lazy” in following my intermittent and extended water fasting regime, I had a relapse in fall of 2021 (Wegener’s Granulomatosis GPA – lung bleeding) , meaning my lung bleedings had started again. Not as severe as in 2016 but enough to have my Rheumatologist very concerned. She wanted me to get another round of chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide and also a daily Prednisone medication.   I declined.   I was not ready to give up on my self healing and going to poison my body again. So we had long discussions that (as she told me) I had to do something or it could end deadly. We agreed on one 2 IV treatments of Rituximab (a monoclonal antibody medication used to treat certain autoimmune diseases). We also agreed on a parallel Prednisone pulse treatment for 3 days.Pulse steroid therapy is a concept with a high daily dose of intravenous steroids over a short span of time (usually 1–5 days) and several regimens have been described. Doses of each pulse are not standardized but are usually 5–20 mg/kg for methylprednisolone (250–1000 mg). This was supposed to work as an immediate intervention to stop my lung bleedings (hemoptysis) by suppressing my autoimmune attack and it worked. But I did not agree to a long term Prednisone (steroid) treatment. Instead I am trying to get my fasting regime back on track. As of today I am in my 3rd day of another water fast.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS MY VERY PERSONAL DECISION AND NOT A MEDICAL ADVISE IN ANY WAY OR FORM. YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, AS I DID!

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