Monthly Archives: May 2013

Desperate Times

As the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures and I have reached that point in the fight to save my infected chemo port. But I get ahead of myself again. Lets pick things up 10 minutes after my … Continue reading

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8.6M Dendritic Cells

Today was a very busy day in Duderstadt. Its the day when the past week’s immunotherapies all came together. The day started with an IL-2 (Interleukin 2) injection. IL-2 is a cytokine signalling molecule, and its purpose is to further … Continue reading

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Gamma Delta T Cells

Gamma Delta T cells are one of the most potent of all the Leukocytes, but they only make up a very small percentage of the white blood cell population. Gamma Delta cells are much more primitive than other white cells, … Continue reading

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Ozone Therapy, Hardcore Style

Today was a beautiful spring day in Duderstadt. It was warm, sunny and the picturesque streets were bustling with activity. It seemed like the entire town turned out to stroll along the cobbled streets of the historic city centre. I … Continue reading

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Newcastle Disease Virus

I arrived in Duderstadt on Monday to begin treatment with the NDV oncovirus. It got off to a rocky start. First problem was that the clinic booked three patients for the same time which meant a lot of waiting. I … Continue reading

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Port Infection

On my last day at Hallwang (for this round of treatment at least), I had my port de-accessed. I already knew there was going to be a problem as the port felt tender to the touch. Sure enough, when the … Continue reading

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Removab Aftermath

The next day after my first Removab treatment I woke feeling on top of the world. I was feeling and looking great. That bothered me. I saw several patients at Hallwang go through the Removab experience, and the morning after … Continue reading

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Removab

Tedd, a fellow patient at Hallwang arrived several weeks before me. A likeable and chatty type of guy, he described how easy, simple and painless the Vogl Chemoembolization procedure was. Well, if you read my blog, you know how that … Continue reading

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Hyperthermia

On Thursday, 2 days following my chemoembolization procedure, I got my first whole body hyperthermia treatment at Hallwang. It was not as bad or difficult as I assumed, though it had a few awkward moments. Hallwang do not offer high … Continue reading

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Chemoembolization Aftermath

The week following my Chemoembolization procedure with Prof. Vogl brought some interesting developments. I have had daily, low grade fevers for over 4 months now, mostly in the 37.5 degree range and up to 38 degrees Celsius at times. Since … Continue reading

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