Hi, Im Matt Blue.
I was born in the seattle area, we ended up moving to the foothills of the cascades in a small town called Sultan it was in the Misty Mountains just always lingering below the snowline in the winter months, a lot of rain. I grew up like any kid going to work with his father. My fathers Name is Brian Blue he is Destined to be a Concrete Master. I always would go to work when i was growing up starting about the age of 3 years old i was sick of daycare and wanted to work from a young age. I was given tedious kid jobs counting items, organizing, keeping the site clean. As time went on i was able to do more with concrete. I was able to go snowboarding, 4 wheeling, camping, exploring, all the things you do growing up in the mountains.
As i grew older i became more fascinated with concrete, i began to see so many things that it was used for and all the projects we’d do were very intriguing. Always fixing homes, creating beautiful spaces for people to enjoy their time with friends and family members, celebrating all types of occasions. Concrete is the basis for all human life, but yet so versatile. The more i did the better ideas i would get for creating spaces that would do fascinating things to your body sensations like feeling you go somewhere else when you’d walk into a room or a someones home, not just a conventional home, a place that made your feeling change because the type of environment was to be more in nature or any setting you desired. Thus making you feel more at ease than normal.
Making life more relaxing. by just changing your environment all with just concrete and natural materials . In my senior year of High School our Senior Project was to pick a career. I Chose Concrete Construction of all things, the hardest type of work, i just liked it, i felt good to get up early and work hard, and have satisfaction when we were done. we’d always work in different cities and it was great to see all the different places. I chose Switzerland to research the concrete industry in.
It really intrigued me by the architecture and the rich history that it had. The whole country has a lot of very interesting aspects about it. Brian and i did an Earth home out of concrete in 2007 which we finished right before snowfall in North Central Washington. I was given a bonus for my performance and i chose to go to Europe, Switzerland of all places. I went alone to go snowboarding on a trip of a lifetime. So I’d see the world thru my eyes with nobody around and just get out there and experience things in a whole new way. It was a very interesting and eye opening journey. Since then i have travelled around the western hemisphere, Maui, Costa Rica a couple times, all over the western United States. I have met a great deal of special people along the way to say the least it has been a spiritual journey that has opened up my horizons like i never thought before. It has brought me a great deal of intuition and guided me on my journey in the right direction. I have lived all over Washington State, in and out of relationships that just weren't meant to be. I’ve learned a lot from the experiences. I always fall back into my way of thinking about concrete which i love so much. Every year new experiences and many people to meet.
At age 28 I was Diagnosed with Fabrys Disease. It turned my whole world upside down and it was ugly to say the least. It can affect your entire body and ruin you from head to toe, inside out and it can kill you . There was only one option as far as treatment goes, that is a drug called Fabryzyme. It is an Intravenous drug, taken every two weeks for the remaining time i am on planet Earth. I was scared, and didn't know what to think, if i opted to take the drug nobody knew what would happen, maybe id have no reactions and be ok with it. If i opted not to take the drug my body would only be on a path to self destruction internally and would take a large toll on everyone around me. So i chose the only sensible thing to take the drug, it took 1 year to get all the paperwork, insurance and doctors lined up to do the IV infusions. The long wait made anticipation even worse, i was freaked out by the thought of every aspect of it. I thought i was tough, but Disease isn't an easy thing swallow being diagnosed with at such a young age. Fabryzyme came with a hefty Price Tag of $300,000.00 per Calendar Year.
My first Fabryzyme Infusion was in March 2012. Within 45 minutes of it i was having severe reactions. We stopped it and i was given a large variety of drugs to take, so it would stop the reactions. My Body turned white as a ghost, hard to breathe and much more. Total time was 13 hours long for the first infusion. I was Broken Mentally & Spiritually. It began to feel like id never make it thru another one! Knowing that if i stopped what the consequences were a slow death. Id rather fight for my life as were only here once and thought i could never give up. So i persisted to take the drug no matter would happen. Pain was the worst reaction, as the Fabryzyme dripped down the line, cold it gave me the chills, being infused with a life saving drug but also Liquid Pain Inducing over my entire body, every cell inside me even my eyes hurt and my lungs would pulsate with pain. I didn't know what to do. My University of Washington Genetic Doctor put me on Demerol Shots 25 Mg we started with one, then Oxycontin, Valium, any drugs available we tried a large variety, these were the ones that seemed to work the best for the situation, it kept on inducing me into a pain crisis every time i got infused. I was using 5 shots 25Mg IV Demerol, 20Mg Oxycontin, 5Mg Valium, MMJ also per 2.5 hours infusion at UW Medical Center.
It was too many drugs for one person to take in a 2.5hr period. I looked to the stars up high for help and knew that there were more options for saving my life and stopping this evil pain than was led to believe in our Western Medicine Society. Two and a half years after i started the infusions i got introduced to Flotation Therapy, Thru my Naturopathic doctor in Seattle who had mentioned some aspects of how it may help me.
I never thought to go until a year or so later during an infusion I googled it and found a Float Center near the UW Hospital. I then went exploring and then i was introduced to Floating. My 1st Float i was instantly thinking I was going to get myself a tank for my Fabrys Disease and Pain Control. A few floats into this new experience I had an epiphany about getting infused in the tank. Later i asked my doctors in Seattle and all over Washington State, they all told me it was Impossible and it was Unsafe. I then made a promise to myself to never give up HOPE until i reached my goal of the First Float Fusion in the world with a drug like Fabryzyme. I called it the Mind Body Float Mission. I endlessly searched the Internet far and wide, day and night for doctors that would possibly be interested in saving me from overdosing on Narcotics. I eventually connected with a team of people slowly my Float Fusion plan all came together, it took over a year to get it all lined up and ready to go. I landed with a Geneticist at University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange County California. From there I met a Float Center Owner, Private Pharmacy and Infusion Company, all who seemed so intrigued by my discovery, they all wanted to help. I definitely had to do my homework on this Float Fusion deal, in order to get where I envisioned with my Health mentally & Physically.
Finally I got funding situated to begin flying to Long Beach, Ca Airport every two weeks beginning September 2015. My first infusion was at UCI Medical Center, I was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit because i was taking a Lethal Amount of drugs, My Doctors wanted to watch one infusion in the hospital, i took all the drugs i mentioned. My Team was astonished i could take all the drugs. I said that was my last infusion in the Hospital I’d ever do to myself and everyone around me, it was Horrid what i endured in there and the last 4 years. Next infusion was setup for my Float Fusion to begin. On JetBlue I went to California for my first Treatment in the tank, Alone. It went very smoothly, i took NO Narcotics, just a few small pre meds so my body was able to tolerate Fabryzyme. I was told that we were Pioneers in this type of treatment in the tank.
It came to me in a Float Dream in which my soul was saved from the Drugs mentally/ physically. The Treatments got to be Tolerable, my Pain which NO drug could stop, Magically it began to Disappear over the duration of the float fusion Sound Asleep for almost all of my Treatments, was the Biggest wish I’d ever had in my mind. Everything was working as planned. Currently we are still doing The Treatments in Orange County, California every two weeks., almost 26 successful treatments without Narcotic pain drugs have been administered. We have almost setup my Infusions at Mind Body Float in the small town Named Sultan in which i grew up in my whole life. A Small Town where everyone knows everyone its was a great place to grow up at. Mind Body Float was Envisioned to have a Flotation Therapy Room that would change your whole bodily sensation when you entered into it, thus because the tank made you feel this special, and someone needed to Create a room like this. Our 1st room is called The Costa Rican Ocean Float Room.
Leaving you feeling as though you just left your favorite beach when you exit the MBF Float House. MBF is Family owned and operated business, our main goal is to help people that have rare disorders, or any types of mental, physical ailments that leave you feeling ill. We are here to share stories together. “Stories are Antibodies Against Pain” the more you hear the more HOPE you will gain mentally and spiritually. Please do not hesitate to ask more about my story and The MBF Mission we've started. The more people I get to Inspire & Change lives, The Better I will feel. I am going to Devote My entire remaining Life Energy to Floatation Therapy to show the world what it can really do to a person. We Hope to see you later Today at Mind Body Float!