First Slug of the season 273/365
This month has been all about slow progress. Some of the symptoms that returned, the lower body pain and feet pain, have slowly decreased. They're not gone but they're not as bad as they were. That's just how it rolls in treating Lyme disease. Sometimes you make huge gains and progress and sometimes you hit a long plateau.
Creeping Bellflower 272/365
I've been at a plateau for a while now. I understand why some patients stop treating before full recovery. Because it drags on and on. But every now and then I meet a patient in the IV lounge who is fully recovered and completely off all meds, and just getting a check up or a Vitamin C boost. And she tells me how long she treated her illness (often more than 3 years) and the ups and downs. I'm over 2.5 years into this so it gives me something tangible to hold on to. Because treating Lyme is full of unknowns. And though I've hit some big lows recently, I'm still far from throwing in the towel just yet.
On the upside, the IV glutathione really helps me be half human. Which is a nice change for poor Mr. Wild Dingo.
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