Dr Vogl

 

I loved staying at the Hufeland Klinik and meeting such wonderful people but when I received my new timetable for the second week, on the Friday evening I was very disappointed. I had come to the Hufeland Klinik for photo dynamic therapy and localised hyperthermia with low dose chemo. I found that my schedule for next week was full of treatments that I can get in England. Reflexology, massage and infusions, I had also been booked to have fever therapy which I did not want. It was the weekend and no doctors were available, so I had no time to see anybody to discuss my treatments or that I was only staying for 2 weeks. My stay was about to get a lot shorter than originally expected.

My last weekend at the Hufeland Klinik was great. I loved being with my new friends and we had formed a bond that probably can’t be developed that quickly in normal day life. We had seen each other’s blood, talked about toilet habits and wind but at the same time our conversations were intimate and deep. We said goodbye to Kelli who was from Illinois and it seemed so sad to say goodbye so quickly after only just getting to know her. She had stayed for 6 weeks and her tumour markers had gone down a little so that was good news. Kelli had been through a rough time in her life and I felt a lot of compassion for her. She had received a double mastectomy and 3 years later the cancer had returned to her spine, her personal and emotional life was so sad to hear. I wish her all the best and will keep her in my prayers.

Spending time with Aeesha, Helen and Royanne was wonderful and memorable. I will never forget our walk in the park, we all appreciated the beauty of nature and the trees just starting to bloom. When you are diagnosed with cancer you experience everything to the maximum! Fear, anxiety, sadness but you also experience the greatest love from people and the greatest appreciation for life! The beauty of nature comes alive and life is acknowledged as a precious gift. We played in the park like children and found a labyrinth which we followed. We then amused ourselves on the small obstacle course, we also discovered a huge chess board with pieces all intact. Helen and I played chess and people watched us in the park, we were too occupied in having fun and being in the moment to care what people thought of us. I will treasure my last weekend with these three wonderful human beings and I hope one day I will meet them all again!

On the Monday evening I found another lump under my arm! This frightened and shocked me! I knew I had to leave the klinik and receive treatment from Dr Vogl as soon as possible. I had heard of his great successes and I needed immediate treatment. The Hufeland Klinik was too slow and at least 6 weeks’ therapy is needed to see any difference. This would cost £25,000 and I didn’t even have half of that amount of money so I had to spend what I had wisely. This money had been given to me by an amazing, loving, compassionate friend and I have been overwhelmed by the help and love I have received on this journey. Dr Vogl made an appointment for me to have localised chemotherapy on Wednesday in Frankfurt. So now it was time to pack my bags and move on. I hate goodbyes so I couldn’t say goodbye to my new friends, I just left a present outside their bedroom doors and hoped that one day I will see them again.

Being in the big city of Frankfurt was daunting on my own! I felt lost, alone and extremely vulnerable and I cried thinking about the wonderful friendships I had left behind. I couldn’t speak the language and the difference between Bad Mergentheim and Frankfurt was worlds apart! I left my hotel room at 11am Wednesday morning. This hotel is near the equivalent of London’s Soho I walk past sex shops and a lady smoking crack in the middle of the street. I felt extremely scared and anxious! I get lost along the way but eventually find the hospital after about an hour. Dr Vogls clinic is in the basement of a medical university along the river’s edge. His waiting room is full of certificates, he seems to have received certificates and awards from all over the world. I sit down in the waiting room and hear two gentleman speaking English. I feel safe hearing the English accent and I’m eager to talk to them. I used to be quite shy, but having cancer has made me somewhat fearless. I start talking to them, Charles has throat cancer, this is his second time with Dr Vogl. His first treatment reduced his tumour by 10%. In England they have said to him that he needs a vocal box. Charles is determined this isn’t going to happen. He tells me the same story as I have heard time and time again in this last week, he had cancer 3 years ago and had the conventional treatment of chemo and radiation and now it has returned. While he goes for his treatment I speak to his friend Patrick who at 66 is studying for a degree in the Arts, he used to be an English teacher at a college in London, we have an interesting conversation and then after 2 hours it is my turn for treatment. I am escorted into a little room and told to take all my clothes off and put a hospital gown on and then go for an MRI scan. After the scan I’m led to the operating table. I have a pain killer and anti-sickness infusion put into my arm. I tell him to use the right arm as my left arm seems to have lost its vein after all the infusions at the Hufeland Klinik. At least its prepared me for this operation and boosted my immune system a little. A local anaesthetic is put into my groin area; this is very painful. He then inserts a tube up into my body and injects chemo into the breast and armpit area. The whole procedure takes around 20-30 mins and it’s not a very nice experience. Afterwards I feel immense burning inside me and I start to feel a little high from the morphine. I am put into a recovery room. After an hour the burning stops. I can hear Charles in the recovery room. “How are you Charles?” I shout out. “Is that Vanessa?” he asks and then we talk about diet and herbs whilst in the ward, I’m oblivious of the other people as we chat. I can’t see him as we have curtains around each of our beds. I then have the audacity to invite myself out to dinner with them. I am the last one in the recovery room. Charles and Patrick come back to see me and talk about going for an Indian and a beer. So there I am with a drip in my arm, lying in bed with a hospital gown on talking to two strange men by my bedside and going out with them for a curry and a beer in a strange city that I have no clue about! Fearless!!!! These two men are friendly and harmless and very kind and I feel comfortable with them, I suppose the cancer bonds people in a strange way.

Charles and Patrick treat me to an Indian and a beer and then walk me half way back to the hotel. Both me and Charles are feeling tired and in pain after the operation. I’m glad I met them and I will stay in contact, as I will with all the people I have met on this Germany experience. Over the next two days I stay in my hotel room watching films and feeling ill. Preparing for my travel home. I have no idea what my next move is, only time will tell and I’m hoping for some divine inspiration…

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Hufeland Klinik Day 1

For those who have followed my blogs, a diversion took place 2 weeks ago. After deciding to go to Latvia and have virotherapy, more opportunities arose. In one weekend I had to choose between Latvia and virotherapy, go to Germany and receive ozone therapy along with several other immunotherapy treatments, stay in England to receive specialised treatment, or go to Frankfurt to see professor Vogl (the man who treated Farrah Fawcett). I weighed up the pros and cons as follows;

  1. Virotherapy is extremely successful for skin cancer and also shows great results for liver cancer. There seems to be no documentation of results with breast cancer.
  2. Hufeland Klinik offers many treatments to boost the immune system, adding high antioxidant treatments as well as accommodation and full board. I personally am interested in PDT , mistletoe treatment, localised hypothermia, blood wash and the high dose vitamin c injections that are all included in the price.
  3. Professor Vogl has eliminated tumours with a microwave current being injected straight into the tumour as well as localised chemotherapy. Dr Vogl is in Frankfurt near the Hufeland Klinik
  4. Dr Sharma in London can conduct a blood test that will show exactly what your personal cancer will react to. He sends your blood off to Greece where they test your blood against different types of medication including chemotherapy and different herbs and vitamins like wormwood, vitamin c, green tea and even baking powder. Each person responds differently to different therapies, vitamins and medication. In general they have found 70% of people react positively to wormwood and vitamin c and only 30% of people react positively to chemotherapy drugs. Each one of us is individual, therefore when you read that someone has  cured their cancer of green tea or cannabis oil it shows their individual success. It may not be your individual success. This sounds ideal, but I have waited 2 months already and waiting a further 6 weeks for blood test results doesn’t rest well with me at this time, I need to start treatment asap.

With the money I have, I decide to go to the Hufeland klinik for 2 weeks, they suggest 4-6 weeks but my funds are limited. After the 2 weeks I will either go to Dr Vogl or Dr Sharma.

February 16th 2016

The day is here, the day that could change my life forever. I can hardly believe that I will be in Germany soon having treatment. I open the huge curtains and look out of the Radisson Hotel room window and say “Goodbye England” I then contact my daughter with a list of jobs to do. I will miss her and my little dog so much but I have a mission and that is to heal and be perfectly healthy.

As the plane takes off I feel a sense of freedom, no more worrying about bills, no more stress and I start thinking about how I will create my new life when I am better. I look out of the plane window and see the houses so small, no bigger than my finger nail and my mind wanders to the millions of people down below me, who, like me are stressing and just trying to get by in life. I wish with all my heart that I had the power to make peoples lives easier with less struggles, if I had the power right now to zap down a cloud of healing, I would. A big lesson for me and something that awakened within me whilst I was writing “The 7 principles to transforming and healing your life” is that the outside world is a reflection of your inner world and your cells and atoms are your inner universe. So at the time everything was going wrong for me, my inner universe was also going crazy. I was killing myself with under nourishment and too many bad toxins like alcohol and cigarettes, emotionally I was stressed, anxious and felt alone. So if I was abusing my inner world then it would make sense this would reflect outwardly. Maybe I can heal people by teaching the 7 principles? The thought drifts away as my heart starts to beat faster, the plane starts to land.

Now if you or a loved one is thinking of going to the Hufeland Clinic please be aware the Germans are mad drivers, they drive extremely fast and they go extremely near to the car in front and change lanes so quickly. You will have to hold onto your seat and go through 40 minutes of palms sweating. I am sure a few noises came out of my mouth like “woah” and “aaah” that’s universal language for “You are a crazy, mad driver!”

When I first arrive at the Hufeland Clinic Im a bit disappointed and scared. Its very clinical and my room is like a hospital room. I didn’t have time to unpack, I was given forms to fill in and then had an appointment with the doctor immediately. Im given a bag and a white sheet and told to take the white sheet to all my appointments. I feel scared, I think I had imagined a spa rather than a hospital but reality strikes and I sit patiently waiting for the doctor. The nurse then takes me into a room and conducts an ECG, tests my blood pressure, weighs me and then gives me a bag of vitamin tablets and a timetable of when to take them. Ive seen 3 patients so far and every one of them looks pale and on deaths door, this upsets me and scares me at the same time.

Then I meet Dr Demuth for the first time. He has a nice office with pictures of the Dalai Lama next to him and Buddhist monks. “Oh so you’re a Buddhist” I say to him. After this we continue to talk whilst going through medical procedures at the same time. It looks like we have a lot in common, our views are exactly the same spiritually and in life. He makes me laugh and he tells me about his past life experience as a Buddhist monk, this makes me feel more at ease. After 2 hours of talking I leave and Im late for tea. I sit down with 2 Canadian ladies and have a lovely talk and we make arrangements to meet up and go for a walk tomorrow, we also book ourselves on the meditation class and laughing yoga class on Thursday.

It is now 7pm I arrived at 3pm! Its time to now unpack suitcase and tell my friends and family Im ok and safe. I unpack then switch off the light in the bathroom, quickly realising its not a bathroom light its an emergency cord, a nurse knocks on my door! I feel embaressed and explain to the nurse its an accident, so I lay in bed and start to ponder on what tomorrow will bring….. then an hour later I go to the toilet and pull the emergency cord again doh! Great start!