Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Out of the Fog

For the past two weeks, I’ve been playing a learn-to-speak-Spanish cd in the car when I drive. With each full repetition of the cd, I can hear and understand additional phrases. They didn’t help when my friends mother came to dinner because I didn’t ask to book a room in her hotel, but that’s beside the point. Having gone through the same experience over and over, I recognize more details […]

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Back to Basics

In my last blog, I talked about viruses. It was part of a side trip I took on my journey towards wellness. Although I sometimes think I have another infection, or several, that contributes to my symptoms, I learned once again that until I get rid of the three basic infections, nothing else will get me well. The first clue is that when I stopped coiling for all the viral […]

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Recharging an old battery

I can’t figure out how to get my energy back. It’s been seven and a half weeks since I returned from Williamsburg and New York and helping my parents move. It has been a rough go. I’ve been trying desperately to kick a chest cold I caught while I was there. I can manage to get rid of it for a day or three, but it keeps coming back. Or […]

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Endurance

This is the biggest month I’ve had in three years. Perspective. I totally overdid it and suffered the whole way when I got married, three years ago in August, but I enjoyed every moment of it because I was celebrating a new phase in my life. New phase. New hope. New challenges. This time, I had a series of events that just happened to fall all in a month. If […]

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Vacation Notes

Over the last two weeks, I’ve gone camping in Yosemite and had a friend visiting my home. It’s been busy, busy, busy. Later this week, I head to NYC then onto Virginia, rounding out a month of activity. I’m mostly holding up okay. I haven’t tried to do activities for this long without taking a serious rest break, at least not in the past eight years. I can tell I’m […]

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Sugar Binge Aftermath

I have to laugh at myself. I enjoyed the week of cake and sugar a little too much. The ten days since I started coiling again have been like going to the dentist as a ten-year-old and discovering a cavity. Before I get into the details, I want to mention the idea of stressing the body. For much of the time I’ve been healing, as well as the first year […]

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Let Me Eat Cake

At a recent Lyme Disease support group in my area, I learned about Galaxy Diagnostics. It is a company that has some kind of PCR amplification system specifically for testing blood for Bartonella, including all 17 strains that can infect human beings. I was intrigued.  I convinced my doctor to test me, since in the past I’ve had a series of inconclusive Bartonella antibody tests. I’ve been pretty sure that […]

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Scattered

I’ve been having my ups and downs for the past few weeks. It’s only this past weekend that I’ve started to feel normal again, and yet today, I’ve been fighting brain fog. After a few hours on the couch doing nothing, I remembered that I wrote notes about what needs to go in the next blog post and decided to try writing. So here goes. Over the past few weeks, […]

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Finishing that thought

Yesterday, I had to stop using the computer because it was making a migraine worse. By some magic (and a head massage from my husband) I woke up this morning with no pain in my head. All day, I’ve been feeling a little spot on the left side of my head throb, with mild to moderate pain that comes and goes. Still, that’s not so bad. If anything, I’m learning […]

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Afterthoughts

Last night, after writing out all my thoughts about my symptoms, I had insomnia. It gave me time to think things through in the quiet of my mind without any distractions. I have two new ideas, somewhat related to each other, that will help me going forward. Fanning the Flames As I looked at all my symptoms, or the fact that I’m having a big symptom flare–especially in my joints […]

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