Posted on Apr 20, 2013 in Blog |

April 20th – I have accepted The Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge to write daily about my disease. #HAWMC @wegohealth

I woke up this morning frustrated because the bottom of my feet still hurt when I walk. That’s an old symptom for me; one I had when I had Bartonella; that and itchy ear canals. Weird, huh? But yes, they are both symptoms of Bartonella, a co-infection of Lyme disease; two symptoms that had disappeared the past year and a half until a couple of months ago.

So, of course, immediately, I panic and think I have relapsed that.

Then I remember that’s the PTSD my physician keeps having to remind me of.

So, just move on for now and mention it at the monthly appointment.

But it got me thinking . . .

It has been 3.5 years since I started treatment.

So here are the symptoms I still have but significantly LESS or close to ZERO:

  • Weakened auditory processing
  • Adrenal gland imbalance
  • Back pain
  • Balance Issues
  • Clumsiness
  • Itchy ear canals
  • Sore bottom of the feet
  • Heat sensitivity
  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Memory loss
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Rashes
  • Thyroid issues

And here are the symptoms I DON’T have:

  • Major anxiety
  • Arsenic poisoning
  • Difficulty taking a full breath
  • Blurred vision
  • Persistent, non-productive cough
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Eczema
  • Loss of executive functioning
  • Unexplained fever, low grade
  • Fine motor skill impairment
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Hair hurting
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • H. pylori
  • Insomnia
  • Joint stiffness
  • Migraines
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Scalp lesions
  • Misaligned SI joint
  • Recurrent sinus infections
  • Significant muscle twitching
  • Stomach atrophy
  • Teeth dying inexplicably
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vertigo
  • Word searching

I am healing.