Lyme doctor update
Thursday, January 21, 2016
I went to the new Lyme doctor yesterday. I had to wait over 3 hours, but she was worth it! She is very “cutting edge” in her treatment protocol. She started me on meds even before my labs came back. And she drew 11 vials of blood!!
She prescribed me an anti parasite drug, an antibiotic, and an ADHD med. The anti parasite drug is not one of my favs. It leaves a metal taste in my mouth. The antibiotic should be ok. The ADHD med is supposed to help with my fatigue. Today, that has been so bad!! I told my boys it feels like I have run 15 miles!! It is hard to even catch my breath.
While I am happy about the meds, I am a bit nervous. I am afraid I will get sick from the meds. I am really afraid I will gain weight from them! (But maybe the ADHD meds will help offset the antibiotic weight gain). And I am afraid the meds wont work this time. I really do believe this is Lyme because it is the same way I felt last time. And back then, the meds worked & I had 5 good years!! Its just in the fog of feeling bad, I start to think I will always feel like this.
But my “One Word” this year is HOPE. So I put my HOPE, not in doctors or medicine, but in GOD who loves me & is walking with me thru this trial & will use it to make me more like Jesus. Hopefully, that will be by making me well soon so I can serve Him actively. Maybe it will be by remaining sick so I can learn to trust Him & depend on Him, not myself. But again, my HOPE is that no matter what I go thru on this earth, Heaven with Jesus will be worth waiting for!! This world is not my home! I pray that everyone who reads this will have that same HOPE!! If you want to talk about it, please send me a message.