It’s been awhile since my last update and quite a lot has happened, including trips to urgent care and the ER and a bunch of testing.
For the past few months I’ve been in a funk. The last thing I wanted to do was spend more time thinking about being sick. But I think I’m coming out of it now.
During my break from blogging, I’ve continued to follow the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP) and even wrote about my experience with the AIP for xojane. Basically, I’ve seen some small improvements in my overall health, but I’m still pretty sick on a day to day basis.
I’ve also been working with a nutritionist who specializes in bio-individualized medicine. Again, I’ve seen some small improvements — especially with my insomnia — but no huge changes.
Three months ago, I finally got my lyme testing back, and I’m CDC positive on the western blot for lyme disease. Yesterday, I had my first visit with an out-of-state LLMD and he told me that he has no doubts that I have lyme disease. Like a dork, I broke down in tears. I’m not even sure why. I’m happy I have answers but also scared that I’m not going to ever get well.
Late stage lyme disease is controversial right now, and I’m tired of controversy. After my thyroid ablation, I’ve had to deal with the controversy with hormone replacement therapy for years, and now I have another illness that the medical community is arguing about. You never realize just how sloooow the medical community moves until you become sick.