It’s true. I haven’t shared since my second trip to Wichita, which was two years ago!
I finished up my fifth visit to the Hansa Center yesterday and I feel compelled to share (as I have gained many new Facebook friends since that time). There are so many of you, I am certain, who have never even heard of the Hansa Center. If that is the case, here is an excellent informational video that will tell you all about the center.
I discovered the Hansa Center over two years ago when I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. The Hansa Center is probably most known for the treatment of Lyme Disease, but they also able to help with most any set of symptoms or illness(es) that confound other practitioners.
The decision to return to Wichita following a worsening of my symptoms over the summer (and after an extensive mold remediation) left me almost unable to get out of bed and, much of the time, unable to drive.
It is difficult to deal with the well-meaning criticism of many, some of which is actually said and much of which is implied. Loved ones, friends, and acquaintances have asked (or implied): “Why would you return to the Hansa Center? Why would you spend money to return to a place that hasn’t helped you?”
Well, first of all, that’s not true. I had many improvements following my first two visits. Most of my initial complaints were either decreased by 75% or, better yet, gone after my first visit. Lingering issues kept me coming back, however. I just knew that there was more going on beneath the surface.
Turns out, my gut served me well when we discovered a horrible mold issue in our home in the spring of this year. It is nauseating to considered that I made four trips to Kansas to get the help that I needed- only to return home to a toxic environment (unbeknownst to us). I know that these prior trips were not a waste (as they served to, at the very least, keep me afloat and functioning, in a cesspool of living conditions).
I also began to think of it this way: isn’t it all that one can do to explore all options, choose the option that they feel best, and stick to it? I cannot even begin to fathom the emotional turmoil of moving from one plan of action to the next to the next. Some do and that’s their decision, but I believe that the Lord led me to Kansas for a reason- and He continues to reinforce that fact to me. I mean, consider this: what does it mean for something to not “work”? Imagine I (or you) had cancer, for example, and I (or you) received treatment for my (or your) particular type of cancer, and it worked for a while (but then returned). Would we grow angry with our oncologist, declare our treatment a failure, and wonder why I (or you) had ever even initially pursued that option? Of course not. We would tell our oncologist, “We had a great plan and I (we) really thought it would help, but (for whatever reason), it didn’t. Now what are our options?” I like to think that I (or you) would be realistic with our expectations.
So that’s where I had arrived in regard to returning to Kansas. Why wouldn’t I return? Why would I start over? The facility. The therapies. The staff. The support network of friends. My DOCTOR (reason enough alone to return).
Needless to say, I was so thankful (i.e. ecstatic) to be given the opportunity to return to the Hansa Center. Many cannot and I do not regard it lightly.
My package this time was 3 days (as opposed to 5). We were able to see where my body stood at this point, look at labs, hit all things mold, and deal with forward head posture, which may be a big contributor to my lingering headaches (or at least one can hope). I now have multiple remedies (homeopathics and herbs) as well as supplements. I have exercises for the head posture.
I was able to do quite a bit of therapies, including FIR sauna, lymphatic drainage, rife, oxygen, massage, bemer, and PEMF (which I am now mildly obsessed with and I want a PEMF machine).
I was able to see a few of my Kansas friends (but not nearly enough of them). My friend, Janice, prayed a prayer over my anxious body that I will never forget and, I swear, rained down heaven and made the enemy flee. I was able to meet my friend, Shannon, in person for the first time. I made new friends.
Some of the nearest people to my heart live in Kansas.
If I could, I would put my Kansas doctor in Kentucky. The care that I receive from my doctor at the Hansa Center is unparalled and individualized and these doctors are a GIFT. I am so thankful for a doctor who truly cares and invests, both in person and from afar.
I feel such gratitude for David and for my mother in law who cared for the kiddos and took care of all of my responsibilities during the week while I was gone.
If you or someone you love struggle with unexplained symptoms or a chronic illness and you want answers that get to the root of the problem, please consider the Hansa Center. Ask me questions. I would love to help and/or get you in touch with Patient Care.