Dear Moms and Dads,
When I was
asked to write this letter, I couldnít decide if I was writing a new
treatment protocol or a new way of living with AIDS. Let me tell my story and
First let me
get my history out in brief. Being single in Seattle in the late seventies was
a deadly thing as it turns out. Sixteen years ago I had my HIV test and of
course it came back +. That was no surprise to me, or my lover, we moved back
to Erie PA 15 years ago already +.
Over the last
sixteen years we received treatment everywhere from the Cleveland Clinic to
Seattle menís center, to San Francisco CA. In search of any treatment that
held hope. I would have gone anywhere, I thought there would be hope. Lee,
that was my loversí name. He was always coming down with something and
always took longer to get over it. Leeís search ran out three years ago in
San Francisco he passed,
attempts at suicide and one close call with death I found a reason to live.
Actually a calling to live. Thatís when I found the Colloidal Silver, quite
by accident, although nothing in this world is a total accident. But I started
taking the silver supplement and right off I felt better and my skin looked
fabulous. Ok let me back up one minute. In the beginning my t-4 count was 575,
so you all know what that means, my doctor then estimated that I was probably
+ for 5 years or so that put the POZing date around the same time I met Lee,
in Seattle. Finding out was not a big deal for us we were very ready for that.
We had been together for 5 years then and were ready for the fight of our
lives and together we could deal with anything.
I avoided all
drugs to treat HIV. I tried AZT at first with Lee and puked my guts out all
night, the very first night. So I was determined I wasnít going to live life
like that. We always felt that quality of life was more important than
quantity of life. Finally four years ago after a battle with numo. I started
taking a cocktail of Norvier, Eppiver, Zerit, Fortovase and Septra. My viral
load was now 500,000 and t-4 were 125 and t-8 were 100. I had the usual
bettering of my blood draws but it did not last for long a few years, then
things started getting worse again.
years of this regiment I was failing to a point that my doctor suggested I
change my cocktail. My viral load was up to 750,000, my t-4ís were down to
25 and my t-8ís were at 0. Worse was my energy was totally gone. I couldnít
go from my bedroom to momís table for food I was so weak, I had to take a
break half way to the kitchen, some days mom would bring food to me.
Back to the
Sliver treatment. A good friend told me about this Silver she was giving to
her horses with great results during the winter hear horses get a infection,
very common, but her horses didnít get it since she had been giving them the
Silver. She also gave it to her kids when they would come down with a sore
throat, and it seemed to work better than anything else she ever gave them.
Well I was so sick that I decided to look very close at this. There is not
much around about it, in fact I found nothing at first. I was so sick I think
I would have taken anything at that time. I did know going into it there were
some risks involved, such as ageria, thatís a condition when the silver goes
all the way to the skin level from the blood, this is a slight graying of the
skin. My doctor said it was not a life threaten thing but if it happens it
will be permanent.
After two or
three weeks I knew there was something truly miraculous here. My teeth were
getting whiter and felt smother, the bacteria, pack was gone. My skin was the
first thing along with my energy that mom noticed changing. My acne that I
suffered with since a child, was going away. That is when mom and I had a talk
about the risks of staying on the Silver full time. You are only recommended
to stay on it for 2 weeks at a time, according to the pakg. Label. After three
months I felt like a new person. My blood draw showed, my t-4ís were up to
400 and my t-8ís were up to 1,200, and my viral load was down to 0, yeah I
know this canít happen. Even my doctor did not believe the results and ran
another blood draw at another lab, with the ultra sensitive viral load done
this time. Well it confirmed the findings and the viral load was less than 50,
you know the ultra sensitive test does not come back 0 only less than 50, at
best. But to mom the best thing was that my energy was almost normal, what
ever that is. Now I knew in my
heart I had stumbled upon something miraculous here. I decided to do
everything in my power to make the best of it. I felt like I was given a
second chance again. When you are given a second chance you donít blow it so
I started exercising.
This is where
my mental attitude changed for the better. My energy was so good that I
started jogging, well walking at first then moved to jogging right away. First
one blocks then two then three and now I run 3 miles each day. I also started
college, so I could learn Web Design so I could get this and other information
out to folks suffering with this terrible thing. I am also for the second time
very involved with community. The past 5 years or so Lee consumed all my time
and had no time for other things. So we were users of services and had no time
to contribute to them.
Now entering my
new phase in life. I council AIDS folks on a regular basis, trying to help
others live a more full, meaningful life. And my body has responded to all the
positive mental and physical stuff. Now I am no saint, not by a long shot. I
have my bad days when I just have to cut loose and party, but I keep it to a
minimum, and most important carry no guilt over my bad boy ways,Ē Stress
My most resent
blood draw in October 1999 shows more good results. My t-4ís have come up
again to 600 and my viral load was still at 0, I was so excited by this, since
my very first t-4 was 575 back in 1985. I forgot to find the t-8 results. You
may contact me later to find out that.
Last month I
went to run the NYC Marathon and meet with AMFAR in NYC. Well I didnít
complete the Marathon I ran 10 miles and that was still great. And more bad
news AMFAR is very gun shy of any new treatments until there is some basic
research; some guys that were hyping things for monetary reasons burned them.
They have referred me to two other sources that may be able to help. I donít
want much I just want this looked at by the Fed. Gov. but that is another
story and I am not done with AMFAR yet.
Well there is
more to my story, I had a new blood draw just this month, April 2000. And my
viral load is still undetectable but best of all is my T8ís are now 1,865.
My T4ís havenít changed any more. I am sure this is due to the Colloidal
Silver I have been on for the last 15 months.
If I have
learned anything in these long years of living and dying with AIDS itís
this. Get involved with your own health, and others as well. I have tried lots
of things some have helped and some have not, but none hurt me. I truly
believe that a healthy mind and body can deal with this better than anything I
have found in my 16 years of dealing with HIV. There is something to helping
others that helps you, there is a lot of medical research being done right now
that points to the mind being more help with AIDS than previously thought.
PS. I have no
interests in any Colloidal Silver co. I am an ex-hairdresser now studying
computer programming. Please feel free to contact me at my e-mail add. And I
will respond as soon as possible.
Today March 6th
2000, I went to see my doctor and had the best results I have
ever had about my blood. The latest blood draw came back and my T-8ís were
1,865. Yes I said 1,865,
the best they have ever been. 600 in 1985 was the first blood draw I had done,
and have gone down to 100 just last year. I attribute this totally to the
Colloidal Silver I have been taking for the last 1year and 3 months. I take 1
teaspoon two times a day. My T-4 were 600 and my viral load was undetectable.
Today Sept. 1st 2000,
My Cd4 is 980 and Cd8 is 2,100. Viral load is still undetectable