Thursday, January 30, 2014


I had my 4th LENS treatment today. I have another one tomorrow. 

The benefits so far: a relaxed feeling in my shoulders, eyes, and jaw; and less sensitivity to chaos. The benefits have lasted up to a day and a half so far, and we are hoping to build on that and increase the retention. The first day they only lasted a few hours and have lasted a little longer each day.

I still have headaches and most of my other symptoms, but hopefully the more treatments I do, the more my brain will respond. Maybe the relaxation will help me sleep better and have less pain. It's possible it will lead to less headaches and my body can start to recover. 

I'm cautiously optimistic ;-)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

1st LENS Treatment

I had my first LENS treatment today. I didn't have any expectations going into it. The doctor put the lead on each site that he mapped last week and gave it a short electromagnetic charge. Each site he asked if I noticed any change. I felt relaxation in my shoulders after the 4th site, and an overall relaxation in my body. The headache I had come in with did not go away and I didn't notice any other significant changes.

I have a different headache than I normally do now (2 hours later), but the relaxation in my shoulders is still present. All the sites are not normally done, so we probably just overdid it. He thinks that my sleep and my resting periods are when I could notice more of a difference. I go back for my second treatment on Friday morning.  

If you want to read more about LENS:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Brain Mapping

I went for my first appointment with the Neuropsych guy and had my brain mapped. He recorded 5 minutes of data with my eyes open and 5 minutes with my eyes closed. He will analyze the data and compare it with healthy brain maps.

I go back on Tuesday for the report and for my first treatment. He will send signals back to the points in my brain to try and “reboot” the signals that are firing incorrectly. The expectation is that I will be able to feel relief from pain, fogginess, fatigue, over-stimulation, nausea, and some of the other symptoms I feel within an hour or two after the treatment!

Lasting results will need to be built up over time. The improvement will only last for an hour or so the first treatment. I will have to go back 2-3 times a week in the beginning, but should be able to taper off gradually as my brain learns to retain the correct signals. The hope is that I will have permanent lasting results after 20-40 treatments.

Some connections will never be able to fix themselves, but the doctor is confident that I will see some improvement. I'm hopeful and excited that a doctor has finally understood my symptoms and has a treatment that can help!

I humbly ask you to pray with us as we go through this. I haven't felt good in almost 5 years, and have gotten used to feeling this way. I'm nervous that the good will make the bad difficult to bear. I'm nervous that I won't see a lot of improvement. I'm nervous about the length of the treatment time and the roller-coaster of ups and downs that I have to look forward to. I'm trying to focus on the positive and could really use you all in my corner.


Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Back in the game

It's been a while since I've written anything. I think it's hard to keep saying there hasn't been any change. It's been over a year since my surgery. It is time to get back in the game.

I saw a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) last week and explained my whole sad story. I'm not sure how to gauge her reaction. She said she would look into some things and see what she could figure out as far as treatments go. It didn't seem like she saw me moving past my current state. Maybe she was really interested, maybe she was trying to placate me. We'll see.

I got a comment from Kathy on a post that gave me a direction to follow:

"My daughter suffered from PCS for several years with zero help from any of the 13 doctors she saw. We finally found an effective treatment program called LENS, which is explained at My daughter's story is at The LENS treatments gave her life back to her. Have you looked into LENS? You can find nearby practitioners at"

I've looked into it and I think I'm going to check it out. Has anyone else tried LENS? I'm wondering if there is total improvement from the treatment. I am way better than I was in the beginning, but I would really like to break through where I am stuck at now.

My current symptoms are:
everyday headache
migraine (1-2/per week)
muscle pain/weakness
poor/restless sleep
hazy/foggy feeling
over-stimulation of senses

James 1:5-8 MSG If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.