Coiling for Lyme

Trying to cure one case of Lyme Disease

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Post-Op

Last Tuesday (not yesterday but 8 days ago), I underwent surgery to have the kidney stone on the left side removed from my ureter, the tube that connects kidney to bladder. The hospital called it surgery, but to me it wasn’t technically surgery because the surgeon didn’t make any new holes in my body. In any case, it took me several days to get past the grogginess and fatigue of […]

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Cold and Calculating

As the Lyme symptoms increase, I’m starting to have a shorter temper. I feel somewhat agitated all the time. Besides the pain, I’m having a frustrating problem that I was glad to see disappear. I’m dropping things, bumping into things, typing the wrong keys on the keyboard. So on top of the pain in all the different places, which would be enough to set a person on edge, I can’t […]

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Birthday girl

It’s my birthday today. I always start the day noticing what I hoped to have figured out by this time that I haven’t yet (a few things on the list appear every year). By the end of the day, after talking to whichever friends call (or whom I manage to call), I can notice the things I’ve tried that worked and the things that didn’t but that I learned from. […]

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Snow and Rain

It’s one of those good  news — bad news kind of days. On the kidney stone activity, we’re going to wait a week and a day before the procedure to remove it. This is primarily because I’m not doubled over in pain at the moment, so we’re giving it a little more time to pass. I’m pretty happy about waiting because it gives the herbal concoction I’m taking a bit […]

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One step forward…

Well, I spent most of last night in the Urgent Care area of the local Emergency Room taking antibiotics for a kidney infection. (The Levaquin should reduce Bartonella symptoms for a little while. In fact, no hand or foot pain when I woke up this morning.) The kidney stone I mentioned yesterday hasn’t moved at all in the past two weeks (neither has the smaller one I didn’t bother to […]

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Priorities

All day I’ve been thinking about priorities. When I worked, there was always more to do than time in the day to do it. It was a simple fact of life. I would figure out what most needed to be done and do that first. Sometimes I prioritized correctly, sometimes more urgent things would come up. No matter what, there was always the next day to finish whatever was the […]

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Treating the Symptoms

Before I go to bed tonight, I’ve got a few new things cropping up. Well, not new exactly. I spent the day with some pretty serious pain in my central and lower back. (It was a notch down from severe pain.) I’ve had a headache on and off all day, coinciding with the pressure in my chest. I was in the car for a while when my right hip and […]

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Day 2 – Still Herxing

Body Update Last night was a doozy. My headache extended into my neck. I couldn’t sleep for hours, even as I lay in bed with my eyes closed trying to get comfortable. When I finally fell asleep, I woke up over and over with disturbing dreams. (I lost my only pair of shoes and searched until I woke up.)  I finally got in a few hours between 6 and 9:30am. […]

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Building the Coil Machine

In mid-December, I ordered a coil machine. I purchased an amplifier (sometimes they’re pretty cheap on eBay). Unfortunately, most stores were on back order until the middle to end of January. I called every online store until I found the last one available for sale in the continental United States. Both parts arrived in December. Last night, the coil and the capacitor box arrived. I spent this morning hooking up […]

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