Summer colds are the worst. Can I get an amen? Add on the stress from moving and conducting a two-day garage sale (NEVER AGAIN), and what do you get...very, very sick. Knowing this weekend is our high school reunion, I knew I needed to get better fast, so I made the very wise choice to visit Marshall Lifestyle Medicine to try something I had heard about last year, IV infusion therapy.
I arrived at the beautiful Hamburg facility feeling like death. I ached all over, had snot running out of my head like a faucet, and a terrible headache. After discussing my situation with Mark, the infusionist, he explained he would be giving me a customized package that would include vitamin C to boost my immune system, the anti-inflammatory Toradol to take away my body pain, glutathione to give me my glow back, and other vitamins all through a two-bag saline IV. Now, don't get freaked out by the IV. I'm not a fan of needles either, but if this was the fastest way for me to get better, I was willing to endure a tiny prick in my arm. And Mark was a complete professional and it really didn't hurt at all, or maybe I was too sick to even care. One of their super sweet associates brought me a cup of hot tea (they have a whole selection of beverages, including champagne!) so I was made to feel as though I had stepped into a world-class spa, a huge difference from sitting elbow to elbow with sick people in my doctor's waiting room.
Once Mark had the IV in, I reclined on their comfy couch, curled up with their warm blanket, and promptly fell asleep. The whole process took about 45 minutes and they said I could stay as long as I liked. I seriously contemplated staying and sleeping all afternoon, but who has time for that? Once the session was over, the IV was removed, a cotton ball was taped to my inner elbow, and I was up and out the door feeling like a NEW PERSON. Seriously, I would not say this if it were not true, but the change in how I felt was remarkable. A complete 180. It's a day later and I still have nasal congestion, but nothing a little Nasacort can't handle.
So if you are suffering from exhaustion and a depletion of vitamins and minerals, or if you tie one on at your high school reunion and have a hangover like nobody's business, IV infusion therapy is your ticket to getting back to normal. Marshall Lifestyle Medicine isn't just a med spa. It is a concierge health care center providing a variety of medical and aesthetic services (you know how much I love a good esthetician) for those who want to prevent ailments and maintain good health. They even have the O-shot for women, which I had recently seen on "The Doctors". Check out their website and see how they can help you achieve your health goals. And heads up, Louisville peeps, Marshall Lifestyle Medicine is coming to your city soon. I'm soooo glad I discovered this place and I'm sure you will be as well.