My Life is Fleeting One

Trying to get through this….

Hello people, it’s been a long while. And as we all say, so much has happened and yet nothing at all has happened. First, maybe, is that indeed, I have made it to Thanksgiving break at work. This is a huge hurdle for me, and I am very grateful to have cleared it, circa 2015, with all limbs intact. There were about 3 weeks there in late September that I honestly thought I would not be able to make it, and I would have to take a medical leave; I was really worried that I was getting worse. Then, things turned around, albeit slowly. I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that living with a chronic disease, things can change on a dime and they do. Although I am not a fan of this at all, accepting this as a reality has been somewhat helpful along my journey into the unknown.

Seeing another doctor has also happened. We made a 3-4 hour trip from home to the new doctor’s office a few weeks ago. The visit was a long one in which I talked too much, my husband reported to me afterwards, and we left with a few bottles of tinctures. Personally, I like this doctor, the approach to treating Lyme through more integrated and functional medicine, the way the doctor listened and validated mine and my husband’s experiences over the past 2 and a half years of treatment. I have stopped the abx and switched over to the herbal drops. The goal is to get to 25 drops 2 times daily. Right now, I’m struggling with 5 drops 2 times a day. I can do 4 and make it alright. But the past couple of days when I tried to get to the level 5, by about 4 p.m. I am herxing big time. I also have detox drops for the herxing, and I have added those as needed, but wow, there is s distinct difference, at least for my body, between the 4 – 5 drops. We are working on it. 🙂

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! This break I’ve been able to do a few things I normally can’t / don’t do while working such as, and don’t laugh: grocery shopping, house cleaning, pie baking, dinner out, laundry – lots! While most of these things are not huge in any way, I have just not had the energy to do them much while working. And I actually did some simple Christmas decorating! It really has been pretty awesome getting to do these things without feeling so fatigued and overwhelmed. While several of these afternoons and evenings I have been in bed with nausea and headaches, I still feel like I’ve had some of the best days I’ve had in a very long time. I know I have pushed myself a little much, and I’ve eaten several slices of pie, pumpkin and apple, so my sugar intake is in the red, but it’s all been worth it! I feel like I have been partying it up, people!

Best wishes to you and to yours, -B

First Aid Kit

P.S. The above band is worth checking out. This song, “Fleeting One” is stuck in my head. Enjoy!

Author: Read Between the Lyme

A Human being most of the time. Diagnosed with Lyme disease in March 2013. My life has changed with this diagnosis and this disease. Taking it day by day with Chronic Lyme Disease, learning as I go! #Livingwithlyme

2 thoughts on “My Life is Fleeting One”

  1. I enjoyed reading your post. I can can relate to much of what you said about Lyme disease.

    I’m curious what herbal regimen you are on. After one long year on antibiotics I did a year on the Lee Cowden herbal protocol. It help me gain strength and my pain improved also in the spring, until I was bit by another tick this summer.

    I’m glad that you are feeling a little better and hope that your health continues to improve. Thank you for sharing your story!

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    1. Hi Lori! I am so sorry you were bit again. That is terrible. Have you started treating again? I have no idea when I was bit. My health began to cycle from good to really down times; at first, I was diagnosed with chronic EBV. So for about 4 years, these cycles continued and then my body crashed. I have been treating almost on-stop with antibiotics for 30 months. But for about the past 9 months, not much has changed so I started seeing another doctor. I am on BB-1 drops right now. I am just starting out. She said it was like the Buhner protocol but without all of the pills. I am up to 7 drops 2 times a day. My doctor wants me up to 25 drops twice daily by March. If i get there sooner, I move to BB-2 and also anti-viral drops for the Mycoplasma and EBV. So how are you doing? I hope this finds you well and in good spirits! Please feel free to email if you want to chat more! Take care.

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