I am a very private person. My posting on this sight is the first time I have talked about my struggles with PN to anyone other than my family or close friends. I decided to reveal some very personal stuff for the singular reason of helping another person. That’s it. And….it’s a decision I wrestled with for days before I typed my first word. So here I am, again.
I do not know Bob Diamond. I have never spoken with or corresponded with Bob. I know nothing about the other PN support groups or the issues I read about here between groups or personalities. Frankly, I don’t care.
I have completed 14 days on the protocol. Some of you may remember my first posting in which I admitted my discussion with my wife about taking my own life. Every second of every minute of every hour I was in unbearable pain. I was in a dense fog of Lyrica, Oxycontin, and Hydrocodone. As each day came and went with no relief and ever higher doses of drugs I simply lost hope. The only way to get some relief was to end my life. That day I was on line looking for anything that may be of help. That’s when I bumped into #theprotocolworks, quite by accident. Having come to the end of my rope I ordered the protocol exactly as it was written.
On Monday, January 6, 2017 I started the protocol, again, exactly as written. I have never missed one day. And, here I am today, better. Not just better, much better. In the last few days I was able to get 5 continuous hours of sleep in my own bed. It’s been more than three years since I was able to do that. Yesterday I took a nap and did not wake up screaming. Last night I slept about 3 hours, but no unbearable pain when I woke up. My numbness in my feet, legs, and hands is slowly going away. I have reduced Lyrica from 300 mg. 3 times a day to 250 mg., to 125 mg today. After Lyrica I’ll work on the opioids.
I can’t express just how happy this makes me and how encouraged I am going forward. This whole thing is a big deal! I owe Bob Diamond a deep, deep debt of gratitude. I appreciate your struggles in developing the protocol. And…. you continue to be available to all these souls who suffer greatly. Bob, I really don’t know how to thank you. Hopefully an occasional post of my progress, encouraging others in their struggles, will be my thanks. I can hardly wait to string my days into weeks, my weeks into months, my years into a life worth living. Onward and Upward