What an incredible journey this has been. With the onset of Morgellons I faced fears the depth of which I scarcely knew existed. Suddenly, my seemingly perfectly life was smashed upon the jagged rocks of never ending despair. However, I refused to lay down in the muck and mire and admit defeat, that is not in my makeup. This blog contains my thoughts from the beginning to the end of my journey. In my first few posts I was a pretend scientist/researcher, then I gravitated towards focusing on healing and stumbled upon a world I really didn’t know existed, that is, healing through correcting ones bio-terrain. That for me was the key to recovery. I’m talking really simple stuff here like PH, minerals, enzymes, gut flora, diet, and so on.
I want to leave you with some things that I’ve learned along the way. This is especially important to those who are just now learning that they have this condition.
- Do no harm. If you want to try a new vitamin, herb, or mineral then research it. Start with a dose much lower than the recommended dose. If you are on prescription medications look for drug interactions. Many natural remedies interact with prescription drugs.
- Never self treat with anti-parasiticals, doing so is an extremely dangerous action to take and it’s usually done out of desperation. I know, I’ve been there and beyond (and you don’t know what Morgellons is no matter how much you think you do).
- Don’t waste time trying to convince others around you that Morgellons is “real”. Don’t even mention it. If you go to a doctor never use the word Morgellons. Simply and calmly explain your symptoms (above all be calm). Never bring in fibers or skin samples unless you want to be discounted out-of-hand or possibly labeled DOP.
- Don’t discuss Morgellons with your children or your spouse. Certainly you can let your spouse know your going through something that is serious but if you want to end up separated or even divorced then by all means drone on and on about your condition and you’ll wind up alone.
- Never self-treat children for Morgellons or assume that your children have it. They mostly likely don’t, and my experience has been most “grow out of it” as it were, that is to say, it just fades away as they grow up.
- Don’t become your disease, don’t obsess over it, don’t be afraid to go outside. Most importantly, don’t waste precious hours of your life surfing what are often very frightening forums full of all kinds of horrifying theories about Morgellons. Even worse are the often suggested miracle cures based on what are often dangerous substances.
- Live your life, If you are alone my heart breaks for you. If you have a bible try reading it, it just might become your best friend.
- Finally, the “Fear” of this disease is worse than the disease itself. Break the cycle of fear and you’ll be well on your way to a better life.
I want to say for all to hear that I do not know what Morgellons is, but for me it appears that focusing on my bio-terrain was the solution, however, there is no magic bullet, and I know how badly we all hope/hoped one existed. What worked for me might not work for you.
I would like to thank those that helped me, and there were so many of you, including those that reply to posts on this blog. When I would reach a low point I would selfishly make a blog post and the support would come pouring in. It’s good not to be alone, but unfair that I should have such a support mechanism while others are so desperate and left to twist in the wind, alone.
I would also like to apologize to those that reached out to me and I failed to stretch out my hand to reach back to you. Sadly there were many that fall into that category, and it’s to my shame. I don’t know what happened to those people, I often think about them. Probably most are not that computer savvy and are lost and in misery making many, if not all, of the mistakes I warn about in the list above. I will certainly be held accountable. I’m so sorry to be moving on, but the time has come for me to do so.
You are all my family, we suffered together, cried, laughed, gave thanks, grieved, hoped, railed, and encouraged one another. I am going to miss you all, this is an extremely hard decision for me.
May God bless each and every one of you, I love you all.
Mr. Common Sense