DAY 53 of Treatment, sort of

Hello People,

If you have been following me, then I am sure you know by now that the start to my treatment has been one bumpy ass road.  It was derailed initially by excruciating stomach pain, followed by test results showing that I had some serious stomach bacteria lurking in my body.

This bacteria could have been causing malabsorption of anything and everything that I have been putting in my body (I kinda wish I took advantage and ate some junk haha), not to mention a ton of other crappy symptoms.  On top of the Lyme and Co-Infections. FUN TIMES…NOT!

Anyways, I have officially finished my 7 days of the super strong antibiotic duo as of yesterday.

Today I gradually get back to my Lyme treatment.  I just popped my first dose of Nystatin, Doxycycline, and Azithromycin.  The headache and the nausea are creeping up on me a little bit, but (fingers crossed) things seem to be going ok…

I still feel like a piece of crap.  Same symptoms as per usual.  Headache exhaustion, nausea, body aches etc etc etc.  Recently I have been having nightmares every night and have this unjustified feeling of fear before falling asleep.  Weird.

Anyways…back on track…although I guess I never really was off track…just took  a wrong turn.

OH, one more thing.  We finally finally were able to get our brand spankin new big leather baby into the condo!!!  With the power of three strong men (one being my boyfriend) and a lot of sweat, these guys lugged it through the stairwell.

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I am SOOOOOO happy.  This thing is amazing.  It is huge and super comfy.  I can’t wait to curl up with my baby over the long weekend 🙂 🙂 🙂

(And please don’t look at the cluttery mess in the background..haha)

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DAY 40

I heard back from my LLMD (I had e-mailed her to inquire about when I should start adding in my next meds) and she told me that I should be adding Doxycycline back in (gradually) starting with 1 pill twice per day, working my way up to the full dose of 2 pills twice per day eventually.

Was that a run on sentence?  I think it may have been but my brain is too tired to go back and read it.

Anyways, my short term memory is seriously lacking these days.  It is so weird!  I have always had such a great memory but lately I just feel like I am so forgetful!

I started the Doxy today and it sucked.  I feel like I need to slur my words if I even have the energy to speak and my body feels so floppy and heavy.  My neck and my back kill and my nausea is kicked up  notch with this lovely med.  (I do remember that I should not lay down for 40? 45 minutes? after taking Doxy)

What else do I feel?  Ummm I don’t know…I already can’t remember what I mentioned and I feel like I will repeat myself!  Tired?  Exhausted?  Headache from hell? Chest pain?  Shortness of breath from walking one step?

This all sounds horrible when I say it “out loud” and it is…but sometimes it really doesn’t feel like it is my reality.  I don’t think it ever will…until I am better.  I just feel like I am in a surreal bubble of symptoms consuming me and that none of this is actually happening.  I guess it is.

That’s all about this for now.

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DAY 39

Babs (as I so lovingly have pet named Babesia) is dying.  I can feel it.  My symptoms today are not nice at all.

I have a severe pain in my chest, shortness of breath and a hunger for air that I can’t seem to fill.  My heart is beating way too fast for anyone’s liking.

This pain and tightness in my chest is annoying as hell!  The nausea is still here and you better believe the headache is hammering away.

My eyesight really sucks today.  I’m a little forgetful and feeling pretty drained.

The only thing that makes me happy about this is the fact that I know the bastards are dying.  Just sucks that it is inside of my body.  Yuck.

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