Archive for Dr. Peterson

The Vistide Challenge! Corinne at Dr. Peterson’s (#13/#14)

(A former athletic trainer, Corinne came down severe ME/CFS about two decades ago, after being repeatedly exposed to Giardia at work. She began seeing Dr. Peterson in 2009. She went from mostly bed bound and using a wheelchair to being able to get out and about and travel to a family get together for Read more [...]

Hard Choices: The Neurologist, the ME/CFS Expert and the Spinal Lesion: Corinne at Dr. Peterson #12

March, 2014 "Recognize your disabilities but emphasize your possibilities"~William Arthur Ward Allow me to apologize for my tardiness. I’m sorry to be posting a blog that happened almost a year ago! But with all the visits and tests that resulted after finding the spinal cord lesion in 2013, Read more [...]

Third Time’s A Charm? Corinne at Dr. Peterson #11 (Lumbar Puncture #3)

September 2013 “We conquer not in any brilliant fashion – we conquer by continuing” – author unknown Current Medication Protocol: IV saline twice a week (a total of 3 to 4 liters per week); Epogen injection every other week (4,000 units); Valtrex 500 mg twice a day; Klonopin at bedtime Read more [...]

The Continuing Travels of an Index Patient – Next Stop, San Francisco : Corinne and Dr. Peterson

Corinne’s visit to the University of California, San Francisco Neurology Center - June 2013 “What lies behind you and what lies before you pales insignificant when compared to what lies within you.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson {My treatment regimen had remained the same since my last blog dated Read more [...]

Think You’d Want to be an ‘Index Patient’? Think Again! Corinne at Dr. Peterson #10

Intro: As I'm writing this it's already Sept and I'm on another road trip to see Dr. Peterson. Four months have gone by since the visit you are  to read about below. In the interim it’s been a whirlwind – no, a tornado! - of medical activity since my last visit in May… My treatment regimen Read more [...]