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15. a new direction

July 1, 2012

I realize it’s been a year since my last post. But I haven’t given up. I have decided to try again, this time with a new worm provider.

I contacted, and talked to the proprietor, Garin. He was cheerful and positive and said he’d be glad to meet me at the airport in San Diego. We made the arrangements, and it was off to the airport I went.

Just as he said, Garin was waiting for me at the curb as I emerged from baggage claim. He drove me across the border to a small clinic in Tijuana, where I met Dr. Llamas. The doctor spent a good deal of time with me, talking about my overall health, and explaining how we would be managing my treatment to make sure it was safe and effective. I felt safe and cared for.

Then the doctor himself administered the dose of 40 hookworms. He cleaned my arm, deposited the solution containing the microscopic worms on a 2″ x 2″ band-aid, and applied it to my arm. It was fast and easy. Then, within 10 minutes, my arm started itching like crazy–a sure sign of healthy worms!

Garin then drove me back to the airport in San Diego. The wait at the border was 1.5 hours, but Garin thoughtfully had a DVD player set up so I could watch a movie as we crawled towards the border. Very nice.

I made the plane with plenty of time to spare, and was back at home the same day. Now the waiting to see how I react. It’s finger-crossing time again…

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Carole Parmeter Dyer permalink
    July 2, 2012 4:23 am

    Good Luck John!

    • katie Walsh permalink
      July 3, 2012 10:31 am

      Best of luck John .. I hope they give you relief !!

  2. pyo permalink
    July 29, 2012 11:46 am

    I hope you feel better soon! let us know what happens!

  3. Colin permalink
    March 23, 2014 3:33 pm

    I just happened on your site as I have very similar problems. The NHS in UK has given up on me and I’ve just about exhausted every other avenue. How are you doing anyway?

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