Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Antibiotics Survival Guide

I’m back home after two weeks of visiting the East Coast. As gray as the weather is here, it is more bearable than 90 degrees Fahrenheit and 90% humidity. What made my time away both easier and harder was that I took antibiotics during the trip. I had stopped them and returned to coiling about a month earlier. During that month, the Lyme and other infections were slowly waking up. […]

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Returning to the Coil Machine

From November 2016 to April 2018, I was on antibiotics. I learned a lot from the experience. Among other things, I found that the Babesia infection never went into remission. With active Babesia, I find it very difficult to use the computer. Please pardon my absence for the past 15 months. If you wrote to me or tried to post a comment, rest assured that I will get to you […]

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Fragile

I’m in a mood today. I’m trying to close a real estate deal. I can’t tell if my agent is fighting as hard for me as I expect him to, and I’m trying not to get angry at myself for not realizing a mistake yesterday that has impacted the deal. Real estate transactions, just like so many other things in life are fragile. My personal plans for the future have […]

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Overcoming Obstacles

I got a PICC this week. The process of working with an LLMD and transitioning back to antibiotics has been fraught with logistical obstacles and strong emotions. But before I get to those, I once again learned the lesson that I can get well enough to function for a short time (2-3 weeks) but that it takes a long time to recover after I’ve been active. A bit of travel […]

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Transition Zone

It’s been over a month since I stopped the Alfons Ven remedies. I had a plan, once I stopped, to see a doctor and go on antibiotics for a while. I had a plan, you see, because I’m as well as I expect to get before my ovaries stop producing eggs. So I’d like to try to get pregnant, but I’d like to do so without infecting my husband or […]

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2015: The Year of Bartonella

I’ve recently returned from a Christmas trip to visit my sister’s family. As usual, the visits are markers of how much I’ve healed. This time, I carried my almost 40 lb. nephew up and down the stairs. I remember when he was an infant, 3 1/2 years ago, I struggled to climb the stairs on my own. I was so unstable on my feet, I was afraid to carry him […]

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After a Quiet Month

I’ve spent a lot of the past five weeks in bed or, more precisely, lying down in various places around the house. I was too sick with bronchitis to coil for the tick-borne infections, which meant I had a lot more time on my hands then I’m used to. I did my best to entertain myself watching episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and reading Conn Iggulden’s Conqueror series […]

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Clarity

It’s been a whole month since I’ve been at the computer and able to write. Sometimes I wonder how I blogged the first year that I was coiling. I was definitely as tired as I have been this month. I was certainly sicker. I was also alone way more of the time. My only responsibilities were to take care of my cats. Back then I ordered out food or my […]

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The Lure of Antibiotics

It’s been two weeks since I returned from vacation. I’ve been having a hard time since I left Mongolia. That’s right. Mongolia. It was a fabulous trip. We stayed in Ulaanbaatar for a few days, then took an overland journey through the Gobi Desert, the steppes and the grasslands, and a little bit into the mountains. Most days involved a lot of riding in the back of a Russian military-surplus […]

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Accidental Control

Since the last blog post, I had a few friends in town. One friend from NYC came for a week and we went out and did a lot of fun stuff: whale watching, visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium, eating deep fried artichokes, going to the beach and walking in the slough and lots more. Before she got here, I had planned to coil the regular amount while she was here: […]

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