Posted on Dec 18, 2015 in Blog |

I’m sitting on my living room couch with tears streaming down my face proving that I am tired, stressed, and emotional. I have a pretty good idea of what’s causing it, but it’s something I haven’t been ready to talk to many people. This is a BIG pity pot I am sitting on right on. In the 12 Step Recovery program that I participate in, one of our slogans is: We are only as sick as our secrets. I have been keeping this a secret and it’s making me sick. As most of you know, I started treatment for Bartonella, a bacterial co-infection of Lyme disease about six years ago. I finished treatment four years ago and have tested negative for Bartonella since then. SUCCESS. I then was at a plateau for a few months, undergoing more testing, trying to figure out why I was still experiencing many symptoms. I had originally tested positive for Babesia, a parasitic co-infection of Lyme Disease. Its symptoms are likened to malaria. This is when we discovered I had Protomyxzoa Rheumatica FL 1953, a parasitic co-infection of Lyme Disease. We were thinking that this new protozoa might be causing a false positive on the Babesia test. The protozoa had been discovered by Dr. Stephen Fry only a few months prior. Imagine just finding the parasite and then trying to figure out how to treat it or kill it. Look at how long we have known about cancers and the continuing search for a cure. Luckily, I have a brilliant physician who tried a few things and they seem to have worked. If all goes as planned, next week will be my last IV for treatment for the PR FL 1953 and the multiple variants that had taken up residence in my blood. Four months ago, I started developing new symptoms and other symptoms were worsening. That’s a scary place to be when you are supposedly healing. Dr. M sat me down and explained me that all my new symptoms were typical Babesia symptoms. He said the Protozoa didn’t give me a false positive. He reminded me of when he had put me on the...

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