A prerequisite to beginning the IBRF protocol is an extensive panel of blood work. I did a tally on the laboratory order and counted 18 different tests. Most of these were drawn yesterday morning, with a few pending.
Ryan was stuck in several places to get all that was necessary. With his left arm in a splint, his right arm had to take all the sticks. Vial-after-vial was filled with his blood, but it went smoothly.
Again, we wait. Hopefully all labs will come back without issue. Any that might not will require corrective treatment.
We remain in a holding pattern with getting the 3T-MRI scheduled. As far as I can tell the only action remaining is for the doctor (not Dr. Rodriguez) to address a few technical questions. The significance of this MRI is it will allow a 3-D creation of Ryan’s brain, down to an accuracy of one millimeter. Once this model is built, the doctors will simulate different treatment scenarios (e.g., electro-impulse, magnetic, etc.) to see the effects. For example, placing an impulse in a particular location on Ryan’s scalp will stimulate a particular pathway and those downstream.
Enough with the technical mumbo-jumbo.
I still continue to have difficulty sleeping. Now it’s worse… after reading an article on stress and sleep deprivation. The article can make a guy so stressed he’ll lose sleep over it! It’s crazy all the illnesses and diseases it can cause. Everything! From cancer to irritable
wife bowel syndrome. Speaking of irritable wife syndrome, it seems to affect only married men. As it turns out, a guy is symptom free while dating, although the condition is in a suspended state of dormant hibernation. Onset is acute. This is frequently accompanied by restless leg wife syndrome. Wives! They’re so stressful that they can affect sleep…