Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
61,890
as of June 24, 2019

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

06.21.19ApologetiX Anonymous: Letter from a Source with No Name
06.20.19Bible-Reading Update: Leaving Leviticus
06.20.19ApX Episode 74 Airs This Wkd
06.20.19How to Donate Online or by Mail
06.20.19New USB Thumb Drives in Stock
06.20.19Buy Our New CD, Get 1 of 29 CDs Free
06.20.19Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
06.13.19Title and Theme of Our Next CD
06.13.19Bible-Reading Update (Another ApX Alum Joins)
06.13.19Over 1200 Tracks for $100 (Ends Sunday)
06.10.19New Single: Pop Rocks 1974
05.31.19So Many Weddings, So Little Time
05.31.19Here's How You Can Still Join Us in Bible Reading
05.28.19New Single: 1978 & 1984 Classic Rock
05.25.19Clues for This Weekend's Single
05.16.19Encouragement from NM, PA, OK, TX & MI
05.16.19Bible Readers Hop on Board from Alaska to Australia
05.16.19Bible-Reading Plan for the Rest of This Month
05.16.19Read Thru the Bible in with J. & Wayne
05.10.19Congratulations, ApX Keyboardist Rich Mannion
05.10.19She's Not Dead, Honest!
05.10.19New Moose on Sunday: Birthday Wishes for Bill
05.06.19New Single (Late 60's, Early 70's)
05.03.19Gettysburg Address: Inspirational Quotes & ApX
05.03.19Gone Too Soon: ApX Crew Member Greg Micher
05.03.19Todd's a Two-Time Grandpa Now
04.26.19New Single, Fan Will Match All Donations Thru 5/1
04.22.19Fan Will Match All Donations Up to $10,000
04.22.191200 Tracks for $100 Thru May 1
04.22.19New CD Already Sent to Fans
04.22.19Happy Birthday, Joey Cataneo!
04.22.19Our Long-Awaited New Single Is Here at Last
04.20.19Kudos from Pastors, Teachers & Tattoo Artists
04.16.19This Week's Targeted Email
04.16.19New CD in Stock, BOGO Ends Wed. Night
04.12.19Here's a Happier Story About ApX and Cars
04.08.19Buy Our New CD, Get 1 of 28 CDs Free
04.03.19What's on the New CD?
04.02.19ApX in the Shadow of Mount Everest
04.02.19Happy Birthday, Jimmy!
03.28.19Super Sentiments from Six Other States
03.28.19From a Pastor and New Listener in Canada
03.28.19Fan Mail from Finland
03.28.19Something Special from Sun City
03.24.19New Single: Tall, Dark & Handsome
03.22.19Urgent Prayer Request from Mozambique Missionary
03.22.19New Video: Baby Jams to ApX
03.22.19The Title & Theme of Our Upcoming 54th CD
03.13.19Stories Behind This Week's Single, Pt. 2
03.13.19Stories Behind This Week's Single, Pt. 1
03.13.19New Single: Elton John & Steve Miller
03.12.19New Single: Mid-70's Superstars
03.09.19Fantastic Fan Follow-Up to Last Week's Newsletter
03.09.19ApX for VBS in Alabama
03.08.19Clues for Our Fifth Single of 2019
03.02.19WI Fan Celebrates Special ApX Anniversary
03.02.19Belated Birthday Wishes to Key ApX Members
03.02.19Columbus Discovers ApologetiX
03.02.19New Single: Loggins & Messina, Soundgarden
02.28.19New Single: A Washington State of Mind
02.23.19ApX Assembles to Appreciate Bill Hubauer
02.21.19Clues for Our Fourth Single of 2019
02.15.19How Did the New Single Get Here So Fast?
02.15.19Super Sentiments from Six States
02.15.19Teach Your Children: Funny Fan Stories from CT & GA
02.15.19New Single: Aerosmith & Foreigner
02.12.19Another New Single, Another Matching Donor
02.12.191200 Tracks for $100 Extended Till Valentine's Day
02.08.192 Fans Will Match All Donations Thru 2/14
02.07.19New Single: Styx & Roxette
02.03.19Keith Haynie is a Grandpa!
01.31.19Timely Encouragement from WI
01.31.19What Happened to Last Weekend's Single?
01.31.1915 Parodies We're Currently Working On
01.24.19Adam & Eve & Sons Top 10 Playlist
01.24.19Clues for Our Second Single of 2019
01.21.19Newspaper Features Keith's Daughter Sarah
01.19.19Fans React to Our New Single
01.19.19ApX Leads to Bible Conversation with Customer
01.16.19New Single: 60s & 70s British Bands
01.11.19New Video: Bad Foreign Girls
01.11.19Kudos from California & Canada
01.11.19BOGO Deal on New CD Ends Sunday
01.11.19Clues for Our First Single of 2019
01.07.19New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.04.19New Video: It's a Long Way to the Dock
01.04.19Steves Say the Kindest Things
01.04.19Nebraskans Say the Nicest Things
01.04.19New Single: Fleetwood Mac & Paul McCartney
12.31.18New Single: Perfect for New Year's Eve
12.28.18New CD Fun for the Whole Family in KS
12.28.18ApX on the Job in Ontario
12.28.18Bigger Than the Beatles in GA
12.28.18Clues for Our Last Single of 2018
12.19.18Order Today for Delivery by Christmas Eve
12.18.18Prayer Request for Fan's Mother
12.18.18New Single: 70's Christmas
12.18.18Complete Your ApX Christmas Playlist
12.14.18Clues for This Weekend's Single
12.13.18What Songs Are on the New CD?

Fan's Disease is Like "Science Fiction Horror Story"
Fri., Jan. 13. 2017 12:13pm EST

Please join us in praying for a longtime ApX fan named Martin, who is suffering with a terrible skin disease called Morgellons. We'll let him describe it to you:

This stuff is not only on my face, it's all over my body and it's like something out of a science fiction horror story. While this is a fungus, it's a lot like a regular plant in how it's growing on me. It's like some kind of creeping vine type plant and I'm peeling off large chunks of it into towels that get filled up with it.

To get rid of it I have to remove it with my hands and with towels and a person has to develop skill and get their hands and mind trained like someone learning to play a stringed instrument with their eyes closed in a way. It takes a lot of work because this stuff has been growing on me for years and there's layer after layer to get off.

It's like a box of tissues where every time you pull one out another one pops up because this stuff gets laid down in a growth matrix and it doesn't care if it is growing over the matrix that was laid down already, and that process has continues for quite some time until enough built up to become noticeable to me.

As far as I know, this stuff is pretty harmless in that it doesn't directly attack your body But as it builds up, it reduces your mobility over time and about a year ago before I remembered having it before I was telling people that it was like I had bungee cords around my limbs so that if I moved one way it was like I was stretching the cord out and the other way my limb would be pulled "back into place."

I was joking around with someone about this effect and saying that I think it's helping me to stay in shape because it was like I had a built in exercise machine built around my body. You have to try and maintain a sense of humor in situations like this, right? So, it isn't so much a matter of getting healed as it is a matter of having the strength and skill to "weed the garden on my body".

Unfortunately, it's like pulling weeds from a large field where new ones are growing all of the time, or like using a leaf trimmer to try and denude a huge bush that overall is growing almost as fast as you can trim it. You trim one side, move to the other, and come back and find the side you've trimmed has mostly grown back.

Now, there might be some oral anti-fungal medications that can help me from the inside, but until I can connect with a doctor who wants to get excited about identifying what this stuff is and is willing to spend time with me so that I can help them understand from my memory and experience, I'm probably not going to get to try any medicines like that.

For years I and different doctors were assigning other causes to my symptoms because people operate from what they know about already in most cases. Way back in 2002 I went to the doctors because it felt like I was walking on a boat dock that was undulating beneath my feet. The doctors called it vertigo and scanned my brain but didn't find anything and didn't know what else to do.

I just got used to that feeling and did my best to ignore it since it seemed like maybe I had some type of nerve damage in my feet or something. Now that I'm unwrapping strands of this stuff that weave between my toes and around my heels and under and over my feet and up my ankle to the rest of the mass on my body I know why it "feels like I'm walking on a boat dock".

The socks and shoes compress the loose mass on the bottom of my feet so that there's a layer of it that shifts around as different areas of it are being compressed or released while I walk.
For more information on Morgellons, go to http://www.thecehf.org/morgellons-disease-treatment.html. If you're a doctor and would like more info on Martin, you can email us at j@apologetix.com.