I was deeply shocked as I sat in Herman’s office in Reims during that first session. He had a calming presence and the way he spoke told me that everything was going to be all right. That was the only reason why I haven’t screamed in anger thinking about all those lost years that went by with me doing all the wrong things in my ignorant efforts to beat this thing.
What he told me about the extracellular matrix-autoimmunity connection especially blew me away and I just wanted to snap the neck of my old doctor. That’s how I felt.