Today is Day 2
With blood shot eyes I awoke in the hotel
Put on my Spiritual Gangster shirt and headed out
Symptoms increased this past week, particularly last night
Hematospermia was shocking. Google it and you’ll understand
Yeah, I know. Welcome to my world the past week.
Are the injections helping?
Is it anxiety that kept me awake last night?
I don’t know
I’m up first, feeling anxious, and this time before the procedure, I take action
Two BioCBD+ capsules later and I feel less anxious
(If you want to try, use coupon code GUTWARRIORS for 10% off your order)
CBD(Cannabidiol), Curcumin, Magnesium works like magic
Dr. Bahn: “Are you going to cry again like last time?”
Funny Doc. Did you notice the needle in your hand is 30″ long?
I didn’t cry for decades, until I learned how unhealthy that was for me.
I’m still learning, and I feel mocking a man for crying is emasculating
It was just a joke I tell myself
Another DRE aka Digital Rectal Exam
(Exactly what it sounds like, and no he didn’t even buy me dinner beforehand)
The Color Doppler Ultrasound Prostate(CDUP) shows improvement
He’s not surprised symptoms have increased
Would he have said anything else? Placebo? Nocebo?
Four injections(left and right lobe, left and right seminal vesicle)
After each injection we can actually see the healing on the monitor
He massages my prostate. What?!?! For good luck?
No, to mix the medicine around in the walnut-sized prostate
Guess I can check that off my bucket-list.
The Doctor and Nurse leave the room for me to clean-up
The gurney looks like a scene from a crime scene, or the movie Evil Dead
Like the movie, it’s not really blood
Unlike last week, I start to feel funky and woosy
My world is spinning
Is that pain down below or do I need to use the restroom?
I rest on the toilet, no dice.
Maria from the front desk gets me water as I settle into a yoga pose(Heros Pose) to meditate
My favorite band Nahko Bear And The Medicine People fill my soul
Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Glenn Miller, Seal used to be my favorite
Now it’s Nahko Bear
A tear rolls down my cheek
Grateful for how far I’ve come
Grateful for the messages I receive daily about One Great Gut
Grateful for the free private Facebook group providing a safe, non-judgemental space founded on mutual respect and positivity, to connect and get real about our health, things we normally only ever talk to with our Doctor. We support each other in healing.
Grateful to have found Dr. Bahn
Grateful for the support I have from friends and family
Grateful for the text I just received from my friend Maelyn Gandola #synchronicity
Grateful for the facebook message I just received from my roommate Jen Querques #sisterlove
Dr. Banh and his nurse come in, I ask him about any recommended natural painkillers
I know my supplements well, but in this mental and physical state, I need support
He questions the effectiveness of supplements in general
The $40Billion dollar supplement industry
Dr. Banh, while an exceptional Medical Doctor specializing in the Prostate, offering revolutionary treatment
is 100% Western Medicine minded.
Seconds later he remembers a study that was presented at the 27th Annual European Association of Urology Congress.
The study found saw palmetto to be a better choice than Tamsulosin(Floxmax) as not only did it reduce the CPSI(Chronic Prostatitis Symptom Index), it also provided better pain control and less side effects. Tamsulosin’s side effects could include fever, chills, lower back or side pain, insomnia, blurry vision, painful or difficult urination. The study notes that saw palmetto side effects occur infrequently, are usually mild, and may include dizziness, headache, nausea and constipation.
Double-blinded clinical trials for supplements are in fact plentiful, but in this world, it’s just not looking for, educated on, or sought out often.
His nurse asks where my pain is located
“Down there” I respond
“I can’t tell if it’s prostate or bowel movement related”
Sorry, ma’am, Poop talk is healthy.
Dr. Banh and Dr. Johnson have a friendly discussion around what is Cancer, when can it be detected and early screening tests.
I make an appointment for next week and we’re off.
At Universal Medical Imaging Group, where Dr. Johnson has a meeting, Dr. Galina Migalko offers me her Crystal Magnet Bed, a quietroom and relaxing music. I physically feel pulled into the bed, imagine deep healing within, and dose off.
In a dream state, sleep-walking like fashion I find the bathroom(Joel approved, with Squatty Potty), evacuate and instantly feel almost 100% pain-free
Back on the bed, after what felt like an eternity, I awake feeling refreshed and pain-free.
Bowel Evacuation FTW?
Crystals and Magnets FTW?
Power Naps FTW?
Whichever it is, I’ll take it
We eat a healthy lunch at Harvest Moon kitchen & marketplace
Sing a few karaoke songs in the car
If there’s enough interest, we’ll share a future recording
I can’t believe I just wrote that. lol
More to come!