Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Anyone get the plate of the truck that hit me?

I'm tired. I just added the third and last antibiotic to my regimen and right on schedule, its thrown me for a loop. I'm wicked tired. too tired to write so I'll just leave you with this very good video. Please ignore the large Haliburton Banner...Its a documetnary on Lyme

Goddess, I love copy and paste.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Seasons of grief

I'm so sad lately. Almost anything can choke me up. I can turn from it for a moment, but its the background color to my day.

Every time the phone rings, I jump. I'm just expecting bad news all the time.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dental work done

For the first time in twenty years, I don't have any ongoing dental work. This is amazing. Who knew that dental fractures (breaking teeth) were a symptom of Lyme disease? I have enough work in my mouth to buy an SUV.

Anyway, I don't need any work done for at least the next six months. Hooray!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Holiday's over

For the latter half of Feb and the beginning of March I took a "drug holiday". This meant that I quit taking the antibiotics I was on to get an idea of what my new baseline is when I'm not experiencing immunopathology (fancy word for feeling like shit because my immune system is trying to clean up rotting microbial corpses). New baseline is very, very good.

However I started back on my meds on March 20th. Right on time I'm experiencing inflammation and that fluish-someone-turned-the-gravity-up fatigue. My fingers hurt and I want to crawl into a hole and sleep for a week.

Next scheduled drug holiday is June. I'm settling into a six weeks on, two weeks off kind of schedule. We'll see how it goes. What's comforting to my little scientific mind is that this has become predicable and reproduceable.

I'm not nearly as sick as this time last year, so I'm very grateful for that. In my mind, I have shifted from suffering from Lyme Disease to recovering from it. This makes a huge difference.