One of our patients shares their story about how BHRT treatments changed their life:
This last August I somehow was infected with viral meningitis which put me in the hospital with multiple seizures and what eventually turned into severe encephalitis. This has caused me to incur what I was told to be permanent brain damage mostly to my temporal lobe. From this I have had severe memory loss issues hence always phoning your clinic lately ;) I almost died more than once from what I was told, even my heart was failing as the virus was so overwhelming. I now am being treated with anti-seizure medications which are a nightmare to deal with from all the side effects, and meds constantly changing to find a good fit with the least amount of issues.
In the hospital I was treated as and even called a "steroid user" and was told that I had to go off all meds while I was there, which was over a month if I remember correctly (time in hospital and time on picc line IV)... this was a nightmare as I am sure you can imagine and I ended up losing over 30lbs from the combination of sickness and stopping my meds cold turkey. When I was finally able to get back on my replacement therapy when I returned home and I no longer had a picc line in, my mood and other side effects started to stabilized and I felt like myself again! I was already eager to get back into the gym, eating healthy again and just being able to function like I was for the most part!
I have spoken to a couple different neurologists over the course of this and one was shocked I could even hold a conversation with him! He said from what he saw in my file he was surprised I could even dress or feed myself and thought I would have been placed in homecare... Both of them always said, you must have been really healthy prior as this could have killed any older person or unhealthy person. Even my heart bounced back at a rapid rate to normal within days! Every day at the hospital when I was walking around they would comment "why are you still here, you look great"
From all of this I can only come to the conclusion that TRT saved my life and the one neurologist even came around and agreed to this being a possibility! Prior to your clinic treating me I had no motivation, brain fog and struggled to want to do anything. Your treatment gave me a better life in which I was able to push myself to exercise frequently, eat healthier and thrive in my own personal businesses, lets not forget also having a happier wife! For the years prior to this sickness hitting me and being in your treatment, I changed my entire body to be the healthiest it has ever been and when that freak sickness hit, I don't think it new who it was messing with! lol.
As you know, doctors can be quite frustrating and even demoralizing when it comes to bringing up my TRT treatment. However every time I called your clinic, which because of my terrible memory was frequent lately and I do apologize for that, you have been nothing but amazingly patient, caring and understanding. Not to mention extremely helpful! I cannot thank you enough for all the help you have given me and what you have done to change and literally save my life!
Me and my wife would like to send a thank you to the entire BHRT department over at Sherwood park, Dr. Lasner for his excellent treatment and that super sweet lady at the pharmacy beside you! She took a lot of time researching all my meds for me and has been another light at the end of this sickness tunnel! I have my yearly follow up coming soon or at least once these new seizure meds are all tapered to the right dosage, and I can honestly say that this is a Dr. appointment that I actually look forward to for a change.