Tim Barnes Tim Barnes Health Journey

First post: Mar 22, 2021 Latest post: Apr 12, 2021
Hello to all our family and friends - we know you are here because you want to understand what's been going on with Tim.  I have to share that after two years of worry and misunderstood symptoms and test results, we finally have a diagnosis: Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. While this diagnosis is a big disappointment, I can't help but share our hope that we may land on some treatments to slow down the disease. That is our goal right now and I hope you will send us all your prayers and support for that. 

Additionally, we are up front about the fact that alternative theories of Tim's case still keep us searching. Tim had Lyme disease in 2006, and while treated, many people who have had Lyme can have residual problems. We are looking at that. Tim had severe mold exposure as well, which may play a role. We are also trying safe/natural health "tech" known to help heal inflammation. Dietary suggestions and exercise are on the list - as well as speech therapy to learn strategies for better communication. Tim is currently trying Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 4x week, as well as working with a Functional Health coach to possibly address nutritional issues. We are busy!

If you are wondering "What can I do?" - Tim and I are working on those ideas. Overall, seeing friends/loved ones and sharing laughter and community is healing. Covid-19 has been so hard on everyone, in that respect! But if you would like to catch up with Tim on Zoom, I can set it up for you. If you are local, both Tim and I are nearly vaccinated, so by the end of April, he's ready for in person!  If you have questions - email me: caliky@mac.com  Or reach out to Tim directly at quakebasket@gmail.com

I plan to use this site to periodically share updates on Tim's health journey. So, as they say, "stay tuned for more!"

Erica and Tim

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