Parkinson's and Lyme Disease Treatment - Thomas' Envita ReviewENVITA MEDICAL CENTER | REVIEWS
If you look at Thomas Kemper today you might not be able to believe that this vibrant person with a lust for life was, not so long ago, struggling to hang on to his will to live. Before he found Envita, Thomas had almost lost all hope, he was spending most of his days in a zero-gravity chair and had lost the ability to even take care of himself. He required a personal chef to cook for him, though it did little good as his appetite was none existent leading to him losing almost 70 pounds. He was plagued by tremors and crushing depression and anxiety. The simplest beauties of life were outside his reach; he could hardly walk or talk, he could not read or even hold a book, he could not type or eat and eventually could not even stand up without help. Thomas was struggling to go on “I was begging to die”.
This all started after Thomas came back from a backpacking trip in Utah, he began filling pain and swelling in his knees, ankles, and hips that only got worse over the next six months and by eight months he was deathly ill. By 2006 Thomas had almost lost complete control of the left side of his body and his quality of life was almost nonexistent. Though Thomas was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2008 he knew that it was not the Parkinson's stealing his life from him and he began looking to put a face to the monsters that caused his torment. Thomas spent the next years struggling; struggling to hold on to life, struggling to find answers, and struggling to get through every day. Thomas describes what he is going through in 2009 “It's like all my muscles are on fire and they are so tight and it's so hard to even…” he ends this sentence with a deep sigh, exemplifying the fight he faced every second of every day and how hard it was to even finish a sentence or put into words what he was going through. It would be three more years before Thomas received a blood culture confirming the presence of Lyme disease giving him the first ray of hope of a future worth living.
It was another four years of pain and strife after Thomas received his 2012 Lyme diagnosis before he would end up at Envita. He spent that time receiving treatment from other Lyme clinics and looking for remedies that could help him regain any small sliver of his life back. He researched Envita after being told about them from a practitioner and was impressed when he heard Dr. Prato talk about treating Lyme co-infections not just Lyme its self. Within a couple weeks of treatment at Envita Thomas regained his appetite and strength and would continue to progress through his therapy. Thomas can be found today playing with his dog or enjoying a bike ride, embracing a life that was almost taken from him. You can still hear the pain in his voice when talking about his decade-long struggle with Lyme but you can also hear the hope he has when talking about his future. Thomas is looking to continue working and believing in becoming even healthier and has a renewed faith and vigor for living life.
If you or a loved one is suffering with Lyme disease or a potential misdiagnosis, please don't hesitate to reach out. We have a team of highly-trained professionals who can help answer your questions and set you on the path to healing. Please contact 1-866-830-4576 today to find out how Envita can help.