Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Fabulously 40

Forty years old. It’s an accomplishment. When I was in my 20s, 40 seemed old. In my 30s, my outlook started to change. For a few years in my early 30s, I wasn’t sure if I’d live to see 40. A review of my thirties might explain why I feel more triumphant about surviving than disappointed at what I haven’t accomplished yet (which some of my friends have expressed as […]

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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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In Praise of Thoroughness

Kidneys As I reported last time, it took four years of coiling to discover my right kidney. You may laugh. It was there all along. I never, ever thought about it as a place to coil. My kidneys are where the toxins go out. I tried to be nice to them, to drink lots of water, sometimes with fresh lemon juice, to take supplements that tonify them as well as […]

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The Missing Piece

It’s been a few weeks since my last update, and I’ve been trying to concentrate enough to write for over 10 days. My herxes have changed a little because of how often I’m coiling and for which infections. I have more brain fog than I’ve had in a while, and a different kind of tiredness. I can go out and do things, but my mind feels unfocused. I don’t need […]

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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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Cycles and Progress

I spent two weeks in Jackson Heights, NY, where I grew up and where I lived for the first five years after Lyme Disease caused me to become disabled. It was great to see my parents and friends. I only saw my mother for a short while. I was staying with my father while she traveled with my sister. Being back in NYC reminded me of what it was like […]

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A Month in my Head

I’ve been talking to myself a lot the past month. It’s been a physically challenging, emotional roller coaster of a month. The vaccine I took at the end of March continued to wreak havoc on my immune system. The Lyme infection got more active. The Babesia infection got more active. The Bartonella infection got more active. And the unidentified other infection I suspect I have also seemed more active. Even […]

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Climbing out again

Every now and then, I look at what I’m doing and I ask if I’m really getting better. This spring has been so hard that I often wonder if I’ve cursed myself by taking vaccines or even going at the Lyme infection by triggering it. I guess the only way to find out if the coil machine works is to keep using it and getting it right some of the […]

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The Trouble with Triggers

These past few weeks, I’ve been feeling worse. For a while, I was confused. I thought things were getting better. I tried to trigger the Lyme infection using a series of vaccinations. Nothing happened at first. So I assumed that the vaccinations did not have a triggering effect and forgot about them. About two and a half weeks after the first vaccination, I started having heart problems. It seemed random. […]

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