A Cause for (some) Celebration
I’ve been holding back. I’ve been couching my words. I’ve been wary of posting anything with too much excitement or too much fanfare. I know this therapy is not a panacea or a cure-all, I know it hasn’t worked miracles (well, for some it has), and that is hasn’t worked for everyone or every condition.
Up until this point, no matter how good I felt or how encouraging my bowels had been, I always had the tiny, nagging thought that maybe, just maybe it was too good to be true. Maybe it was a cruel coincidence, that the helminths didnt “take” and I was just feeling better out of randomness. Or worse, it was placebo. No longer.
Two weeks ago I sent a stool sample to Marc at AIT for analysis, and the results came back as simply “very good ova production.” I know it sounds silly, but just the simple confirmation that I’m hosting a healthy population of helminths is a huge relief for me. Up until this point, I had no actual confirmation that I even had a single helminth alive inside me. Now I can finally start to fully enjoy the feeling of being well. And I do mean well. I was inoculated on June 20th, about five months ago. The first month was up and down, I still had some bad bowel days. The second month, things got better. Third month, I was basically having great BMs everyday. Over the last two months, I have had perfect bowels, every single day. One BM per day, solid, no mucus, no pain. Every time I go into the bathroom it’s like christmas morning. Except instead of a new bicycle or a sony playstation, I get a nice, solid poop.
Oh, over the past few months I had tapered my IBD medicine (Colazal) to just 1/3 of a dose. Now I’m completely off from it, have been for over a month now. Have not seen any changes at all.
I can only hope to continue experience such excellent results. I’ve been biting my tongue for so long, trying to be patient. I still can’t say “mission accomplished,” but I am feeling more confident about this therapy by the day.
Here’s to you (all), my little colon comrades. Kick up your feet (err tail), stretch out your legs, I mean your, uh, body? Relax, feel at home. Find a nice mucosal membrane and thread your little tail in, take some nibbles of my nutritious intestinal lining tissue, then maybe have a nap. Eat, sleep, grow big and strong and live a full life. Don’t forget to flex your tail muscles when that slender and curvaceous female whipworm wiggles on by. Go ahead, go ask her out. Don’t be shy. I hear the view from the top of my cecum is excellent this time of year. Take her out, show her the world (of my intestines). Yeah, that’s right, move a little closer. Wait until the moment is just right for that first.. kiss (do they do that?). You were born for this. Try to work with the rhythm of the peristalsis contractions. I’m expecting a healthy ova production so keep up the mating, my little comrades in love.