Please support my medical treatment I can't afford

Please support my medical treatment I can't afford
Tom Ackaert
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I finally received a full diagnosis from my Dutch functional doctor

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Hello dear friends,

Thank you for reading my genuine fundraiser till the end, I appreciate your time and understanding. 

Today I decided to rewrite this text, leaving out the details of those 8 years of pain, frustration and daily struggles. I'll be focussing more on my healing, which is what I really want to achieve!

Earlier this year my functional doctor in the Netherlands gave me a full diagnosis, I'm affected by chronic Lyme and it's co-infections. They damage my nerve and connective tissues, and I want them out so my body can repair itself and I can smile more through life, pain free.

There are different treatment options available, after careful consideration I choose the Buhner protocol, which is a herbal approach of strong “Chinese Medicinal herbs”. Certain herbs I will need to take for 12 to 18 months to clear it all out, though most lyme patients feel much better after 3-4 months, and maybe I could then slowly take up a new life again. 

I will need to take multiple medicinal herbs for several months in a row, they are proven by scientific literature and confirmed by herbalists and ex-lyme patients that these herbs work selectively in either eliminating chronic lyme or reducing the illness to a low enough level that a normal life is possible again.

The alternative solution, taking 3 antibiotics for months and repeat this over an over again, as Lyme bacteria tends to hide in tissues, is not an option for me. Antibiotics (anti-life) kill all organisms while herbs kill selectively the lyme microbes. Taking antibiotics long term will destroy my balanced microbiome flora, something I worked so hard on last year strengthening it!  Today I can eat all vegetables again without any gas, bloating or constipation, this after a decade of chronic digestive issues, so antibiotics are not an option for “chronic lyme”, however I think they are very helpful to treat “acute lyme” during a 3 week course if bitten recently by a tick.

As with so many other Lyme patients, Lyme has also stripped my energy, my cognitive functions and my savings during the past 8 years, the CPAS/OCMW allowance of €759 is the bare minimum to eat and live. Unfortunately I lack several hundreds of euros monthly to be able to cover my medical supplies of Chinese herbal tinctures and support supplements to beat Lyme and reclaim a healthy life.

Please consider a donation, small or big, so I can soon get back into a normal life. I want to be healthy again, get to work, earn my living again and contribute to the society helping others.

Thank you for all your messages of support x x x

Gratefully yours,

Tom

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