Posted on Oct 14, 2010 in Blog |

My latest email generated quite a few comments, so I thought I might make a few clarifications. The email was short and sweet (and included at the bottom of this posting). I wrote it after an astounding week. There was no major event that occurred during this astounding week, though. I didn’t do anything extraordinary as defined by others. But, on a Friday afternoon, when I realized I still had energy left after a week of meetings, lunch with friends, and the start of a new writing project, I was stunned. A month earlier, I could not fathom accomplishing even one these things. That’s how devastating Lyme Disease is to the body. To know I had done all of these things in a single week was actually a bit emotionally overwhelming. I am not healed yet. I am healing. I am still in treatment for Bartonella, a co-infection of Lyme Disease. I believe I will be in treatment for another 6-8 months for this disease. My husband, Jeff, and son, Stephen, also have Bartonella and are in treatment with the same physician as well. They are both improving; in fact, at this point, they will most likely finish treatment before I do. Do I feel better? Absolutely! Am I back to ‘normal’? Absolutely not. I am bypassing (for now) the opportunity to write a whole blog piece on the definition of normal. I will save that for later. I am still on medication, including one that causes tremendous fatigue. I come home from work at 4 pm each day and lie on my bed until it’s time to go to sleep. I no longer have to nap in the afternoon, and thank goodness I can work on my laptop from bed, but I do not have the energy to go out or even to do simple chores by then. I call this time my healing time. I have a lot of those! It’s time when I just can’t do anything but let my body work at the healing process. I no longer get angry about the things I am not ‘doing.’ In order for my body to heal, I...

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