german cancer clinic, holistic cancer treatment, Marinus am Stein, prostate cancer, transurethral hyperthermia
Holy urethra, Batman! Day two is D.O.N.E.
So much for getting to bed early last night — after rearranging our room by pushing our twin beds together “Brady Bunch style” we were fast asleep by 10 PM — and then wide awake at 2:30 AM. Hello jet lag!
There are only about 12 -15 people staying at the clinic so we’ve now met everyone. Rich and Jackie are from South Dakota where they own a health food store. Rich is also being treated for prostate cancer and he’s at a very similar stage to Paul. Rich had his first transurethral hyperthermia treatment this morning so Paul got to talk to him during lunch and get a first-hand account of what to expect. In the “small world” department, Rich is also a patient of Dr. Tamburi, the naturopath that Paul saw in Phoenix.
We were up bright and early this morning and Paul just completed his second day of treatment(s):
- Ozone blood drip – they took a pint of Paul’s blood, treated it with ozone, and then gave it back to him via IV
- B-complex and folic acid IV
- Mistletoe extract injection – for stimulating the immune system. This link goes to an interesting article from Johns Hopkins.
- Liver heat pack
- Thymus injection (he’ll be getting these daily)
- BioMat, oxygen and magnetic therapy (also daily)
- First (internal) transurethral hyperthermia appointment. It took two hours and it was “double un” — unpleasant and uncomfortable both during and afterwards.
While Paul had his two-hour hyperthermia appointment, I went for a long walk/jog and explored downtown Brannenburg (which is all of two blocks long.) The sun was out and it was a perfectly gorgeous early fall afternoon.
Best news of the day? I found a 24-hour gym that’s walking distance. Paul is gonna be like a caged lion if he doesn’t get his workouts in and the minute I told him about it, he was on his way there. So much for taking a rest after his treatment … he’s a champ!
We just finished dinner and will likely be watching a movie in our room (and hopefully sleeping through the night tonight.)
Will post again tomorrow. Until then …
Polliwog and Jilly Bean signing out
Laura Zazanis said:
Glad to hear everything’s going so well! Look forward to the daily updates! Hang tough, Paul…you got this!
Wow! This procedure has many layers. Who knew. Wish I could be there to help in some small way. But thanks to this blog, I have some insight and peace of mind as to what’s going on there in Germany. While I wish you were there for other reasons, I’m grateful you’re able and willing to take advantage of this medical technology. And meet the people you’ve met. Stay strong and in prayer, as will I. Love you.
PS- that Mistletoe extract injection sounds like a love potion:)!