Week 4 Treatment Update

Posted on 22. Sep, 2010 by in Journal

I will complete week four today of treatment and I have completely finished one treatment. I will be on the other 2 until after the first of the year, after that I am not sure what happens. I will talk to my Dr. Oct. 25. I am pretty sick, I keep thinking that I have seen my worst day ever and then Boom! I have a terrible day. The pain is unbelievable all over my body, I feel as if I have several broken bones all the time. This makes it very painful to walk and get around. Sometimes I can barely make it to the bathroom because of weakness and fatigue. The bathtub has made me feel better while I lay in very hot water, but the past week I have been too weak to make it there. I am extremely dizzy, unstable, and unclear a lot of the time, but some of it I am beginning to think is all the medicine. There are some days that I can move around ok, but then I pay for it the next.

My husband gives me my injections and he seems to be getting better, we will see if that continues. At times the injection site alone is so painful that it is hard to walk so if he can keep doing what he is doing; I am hopeful that the pain from that will stay decreased.

I want you all to know that I know you are thinking of me and praying – I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is hard to talk and be on the computer at times so I apologize for not calling. My family and I are going through a very hard time right now and all energy is being focused on getting me and my son better.

My dear son Tre has also been diagnosed with Lyme disease for those of you who don’t know. He has had to start the regimen of antibiotics, supplements, and vitamins as well. We saw great improvement with him once he started treatment and he seems to be completely unaware of all the bad stuff and just keeps moving. I am very proud of him! I will stay hopeful until we see a Lyme literate Dr. for him in November.

I am sick but I am hopeful that this is just a step in the road to recovery. I am unable to work and update my website often so please do your own research until I get more put up here. Do you have a family member who has had a stroke? Well, Lyme can put you in a state similar to that and we all know how tragic that is. We must be aware of this terrible disease and be able to recognize the symptoms so that we can try to stop our loved ones from getting sick. Though you can get better, the disease will never leave your body, so there are chances of relapses and periods of being sick. In the end you have to take really good care of yourself forever and always. I am working on the lifestyle change and working on accepting the things that I cannot change. I am a fighter.

~Tracie

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