I apologize in advance for typos or formatting errors; I am ticking the words out one letter at a time from my phone, in my bed, because I am presently too sick, weak, and in too much pain to do much else.
A few weeks ago, while still trying to fight my existing tick diseases, adrenal insufficiency, and, the AD’s ugly flip side cousin, Cushing’s Syndrome, I started getting new Lyme Disease symptoms, such as screaming joint pain to a degree that I have never felt before. The pain in my knees, hips, ankles, feet bones, wrists, fingers, shoulders, neck, and my jaw is excruciating and not only makes my waking hours a torment but also prevents my from sleeping much at all which of course makes each new day worse than the one before. When I lay down to try to sleep, it feels like a bunch of jackhammers are having at it on my joints, especially my hips, knees, and feet. It makes me cry and keeps me awake. Getting out of bed brings fresh agony and stepping foot in the floor send what feel like lightning bolts through the bottoms of my feet all the way up through the rest of me.
I’m also getting bad neurological symptoms again, including nasty dizziness & frustrating memory problems.
It is tick season here in the Lyme capital of the world, and I think I have either picked up a new infection or the existing late stage disease has simply stopped responding to treatment.
The other day my doctor changed my medicine, I got to stop taking the two things I most hated taking, Ceftin and Mepron (that’s the gross liquid which looks like yellow paint and tastes awful), and have started taking Flagyl which is an antibiotic known to kill the more stubborn forms of Lyme bacteria.
I hope the new stuff will work, because this is no fun at all and also why most people haven’t really heard from me at all for a while (what you see on my social media accounts are mainly automatically posted there when somebody writes at one of my blogs – like the blogging dynamo Evil Blogger Lady at BatshitCrazyNews.com ). So if you’ve been replying to “my” tweets, please know that I am not ignoring you, I am just not there.
My friend Peter at Da Tech Guy Blog called me at home today and I mentioned that I hope he has my cell phone # because my cable/Internet/phone service is scheduled to be shut off on Monday because I do not have the $186 I need to bring the bill current. Peter asked if I’d blogged about it & I told him how sick I’ve been and that I was getting anxiety attacks thinking about losing my connection to the world and also about asking for help. Peter very kindly put up a post at his place asking for help on my behalf, HERE.
I have not been a good blogger and I am sorry for that, but any assistance and/or prayers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Peter, for doing that for me, and thank you, reader friends, for reading this.
I’m not sure if I CAN post from my phone, and I am very nauseous now, so I’m going to wrap this up and try to publish it.
I hope you all have a nice holiday weekend. May God bless you all.