Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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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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Red Onions

With the ups and downs of the past week and a half, and a very sleepy woman writing this post, I want to focus on one small but significant breakthrough: red onions. Red onions aren’t something I eat everyday, nor were they high on the list of foods that I couldn’t eat but incessantly wished for. They are a pleasant treat, a crisp, biting, refreshing addition to a salad or […]

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Slip Sliding

When I went on my recent trip to the East Coast, I brought my tick-borne infections with me. The picture of what it’s like to have Lyme Disease et al. at this point in my healing process is complicated. In some ways, I’m more able-bodied than I thought I’d ever be again. In other ways, I find I can push my limitations, but I have to pay up later for […]

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Independence and Interdependence

Independence I’ve just returned from a trip to the East Coast. It was a fun and tiring trip. I spent the first week in Virginia with my sister and her family. We celebrated my nephew’s 4th birthday with a party of his friends and their families at a private airport with a public diner. One of the pilots who keeps his plane in an on-site hangar had small planes that […]

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