October 1, 2017 PDI Newsletter
Greetings to all PDI and DCI Warriors,
Welcome to the October 2017 Peyronie’s Disease Institute newsletter. The dog days of summer fade as the temperature slips down each evening and the trees entertain us with their color festival.
This will be a shorter newsletter than most. I have tried not preach in this first part of the newsletter, but it seems to be unavoidable; I feel compelled to say a few things that might be a little preachy in order to help some folks. If you think you might be offended if you are preached to a little bit, then skip the next few paragraphs and go directly to the email below. But if you think you might benefit from being challenged about how you are treating your problem, or nor treating your problem, then read on and thanks for not having a thin skin.
Lately I notice that more people than usual are following weak and irregular treatment plans – they bend and ignore many basic PDI and DCI treatment concepts – and then wonder why their treatment is not going well. For some, they “do not want to take too many vitamins and things because it might hurt me,” even though supplement toxicity only occurs with vitamins and supplements (like vitamins A, many in the B group, zinc, etc.) that are not used in the PCI and DCI protocol. If you would like more information about the safety of the supplements used in our protocol, just let me know. For other people, it seems that their alteration of the basic treatment protocol is simply a matter of economy – they are skimping and keeping their efforts small to save money; I understand all that. It is a sad commentary when people cannot afford to take care of themselves; I help wherever I can. For a larger group, however, their distortion of treatment concepts appears to be just a matter of not being disciplined enough – unfocused, distracted, or absent-minded – and so they do not follow the treatment outline everyone receives. In all these cases treatment results suffer. Many times, even though the protocol is not being followed PDI and DCI are blamed for their lack of results – and this is where I am compelled to speak up.
To show how it should be done, this month we again look at an email of someone who is doing it right – following the PDI protocol well. We continue where we left off last month with RLXXXX, who started to note improvement with his Peyronie’s disease after 23 days of treatment on a large plan. As an example of someone who is disciplined and focused, in this newsletter we will review another one of his emails and its associated valuable information that shows how this fellow is working his plan and documenting the ongoing reduction and fragmentation of his Peyronie’s disease scar. If you did not read the first few emails from him, I suggest you review the September newsletter. Read how he approached the start of his treatment and some of the things he reveals about his mindset.
It is important for anyone who is treating Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease to understand how someone who is doing well approaches DCI or PDI treatment. The value in looking at a successful plan is not in the specific dosages being used – they are only numbers that may or may not apply to you. The value is in knowing how he determined whatever dose he is using – how did he know to use the doses he is using? This will surprise you: I think that good dosages develop because of the spirit and dedication of the individual; without the right spirit and attitude a person never gets to the point of developing a treatment plan with effective dosages. without the right spirit and attitude a person does not work his/her plan long enough or diligently enough to get to the point that improvement occurs. RLXXXXXX’s emails, and all the other emails in this newsletter series, reveal his enthusiasm and dedication upon which a successful plan is built, and this is what is often lacking in the people who are not doing as well with their treatment. Without an intense and enthusiastic daily effort – some might say it is really a high state of fear and desperation that you will never get over your Peyronie’s disease or Dupuytren’s contracture – you cannot do the hard work that gets the great results we all want. What I see and hear suggests that many folks are just too hesitant, too casual, too laid back, too disinterested in their own recovery, too unsure of themselves or the PDI and DCI protocol that they cannot put together the energy and enthusiasm to follow a good plan. Read some of these old newsletters and see how these successful folks have completely thrown themselves into their treatment protocol. If you do not bubble with enthusiasm to fix your problem then perhaps this is something you need to address.
Other qualities that lead to a successful treatment outcome are: total dedication to their eventual recovery, urgency to recover, ability to make a decision about treatment and not vacillate, faithfully follow a plan, putting energy into what they are doing and attention to detail. Daily I communicate with people who lack these qualities and this reduces results of their Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease treatment. I think many of them do not realize that they are falling short with their treatment effort; it is just the way they do things and approach life. For those to whom this applies it might be helpful to take stock of yourselves every now and then – a moment of personal reflection and honest evaluation – and ask yourselves if you could be more serious, more focused, more diligent and faithful in certain areas of your self-treatment.
If your plan is not getting the kind of results you had hoped for, could these any of these issues apply to you? What could you be doing better and so get better results?
Another important point of this October newsletter is that RLXXXXXX continues to seriously study the size, shape, density and surface features of his Peyronie’s disease scars, using this information to guides his dosages as I have suggested. Because he is positive his PD scar is responding well he does not have to wildly increase his dosages, wishing for a miracle. He is in control of his situation and approaches the subject of his dosages with knowledge of what it took to get him to this point that his PD scar is receding. He is not guessing, and he is not just hoping and praying this will work, as many people do for their Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease. He is using the PDI/DCI protocol as I hope all people would. If they did they would get better results. Too many of the readers of this newsletter are playing with their treatment, sometimes modifying the PDI/DCI protocol wildly and wondering why they are not improving. If you do it like RLXXXXXX your results would improve. This is the message I want every reader to understand from this newsletter.
Take a moment to think about your personal performance. If you are lacking, please love yourself enough to do better.
Preaching is done.
Because we all use SPAM filters on our emails, I had to edit the content of these emails from RLXXXXXXXX. He naturally and appropriately uses the word P_ _ _ S many times in his emails to discuss that part of this body. If I used that word as often as he does in a newsletter all of your SPAM filters would reject this newsletter to your junk folder. To avoid this problem, I have substituted the word SHAFT for this other word so that no one will have a problem receiving this issue of the newsletter.
Of course we again use the familiar and popular format of presenting a simple exchange and blending of emails between one of the many people who send emails to me for assistance and my response to it. For those of you who are new to our monthly newsletters, please simply apply the ideas expressed here about Alternative Medicine treatment and dosage to what you are doing for your Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease. Since PD and DC are so similar in many ways, treatment is also similar; what can be done for one problem can also be done for the other.
Read this series of combined emails like the back-and-forth of two people talking while one occasionally interrupts the other to make an important point or answer a question. To understand the flow of the conversation, keep in mind that the text in black is from RLXXXXX and the text in red is from me. Here we go:
2017-08-11 15:56 GMT+02:00 Theodore Herazy <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
See below for most recent comments…
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2017 6:53 AM
To: Theodore Herazy <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Question – my case
Yes you were right, those are not veins, those are scars as I checked more carefully and I’m sure now about it. Now there is more those “strings” around the Scar 3. I’m trying to examine myself once per week, but to be honest sometimes I wanna check it more often – as you said it’s not good, so I’m trying to keep the checking process once per week.
How much it took for you to remove your scars Dr? I know why you ask that question, RLXXXXX, but I do not want to lead you astray. It does not matter how long it took me to get rid of my PD scar tissue for two reasons: 1. I am me and you are you. We are different people and need different therapies, probably a different treatment approach and a different length of time to succeed. I have seen many hundreds of men partially and completely recover from their PD, each one of them using a different PD treatment plan – their own. Each man must work out his own successful treatment strategy, by finding whatever works best for him as determined by studying his changes in the size, shape, density and surface features of his fibrous tissue. If I told you how long it took me to conquer my Peyronie’s disease monster it might only give you the wrong idea about what you should be doing to destroy your pelvic devil. Rest assured that your recovery is much faster than mine, and so I urge you to not be overconfident or become careless with your plan because of that. 2. I was learning as I was going along with my treatment. I did a lot of wrong things and a lot of right things in the wrong way; I made a lot of mistakes that cost me time and effort. For this reason my progress was slower than it would have been if I was following the ideas I am sharing with you today; you are following a better plan than I did. For this reason my recovery was a lot slower than what you are experiencing, my friend. As a general rule, use the information and ideas you find on the PDI website and do not compare yourself to others or expect that your results will be like anyone else.
By the way I noticed some new positive results:
– I have every morning an erection now (before it was from time to time, now is every morning and it’s a little more powerful and the shaft has a little more circumference, also head of the shaft is more full – before it wasn’t)
– when I have an erection, the erection stays longer than before
– the right side of the shaft is straight perfect, only the left side is curved still because of Scar 3
Wonderful. You should be proud of yourself. Your results are good because you are working hard and being careful to follow directions. Now, stay focused and work hard – you still have a lot of work to do.
One more question, it’s my 52 day of treatment and on Tuesday I will go for holidays for 8 days to the mountains with friends, so it will be hard to take supplements and do stretching exercises etc., is it a good time to take a break from supplements for those 8 days (I didn’t take any break yet)? Yes, intense Peyronie’s disease self-treatment is tiring work and can be a real drain; I have often said that treating PD is like having a baby to take care of. It is wise to take periodic pauses or breaks from heavy internal treatment (especially the enzyme group) because this is uncharted water we are in while using such high dosages of multiple supplements over many months of time. Nothing bad has ever been reported by anyone as a result of using the PDI/DCI protocol, but you never know… I recommend that everyone should schedule these periodic breaks to protect against and avoid possible liver, kidney or GI toxicity, although none has ever been reported in all the years PDI and DCI have been around. Depending on your personal health history – some people with poor health and a weak gut should take more breaks, and those with sound health and a strong gut probably need fewer breaks than the others – a good starting point to schedule a treatment break is to consider stopping all internal therapies (or at least the enzyme group) for 3-4 day total days every 4-6 weeks. Have a good time, RLXXXXX, watch out for bears and enjoy your time away from the routine of your PD treatment. TRH
I want everyone to know that RLXXXXX continues to progress beyond what is in the email shown in this newsletter. Right before this newsletter was written I received another email from RLXXXXX. He informed me that what he calls Scar 1 is now totally disappearing for a few days at a time, and then reappears for a few days. This is a bizarre but common finding of many men whose Peyronie’s disease is responding well in the latter stages of PDI treatment. I wish I could explain why some scars go through a cycle of disappear-reappear-disappear, etc. for a while before eventually going away permanently. Do any of the MDs in our readership have any ideas to explain this? More research in this area needs to be done.
I hope everyone found this issue of the PDI Newsletter interesting and informative so you can do a better job of helping your own Dupuytren’s contracture or Peyronie’s disease.
Let me know if you have any questions about what you are doing, please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay focused to your treatment. See you next month. TRH