The other day, I couldn’t find my cell phone. I looked under the bed, on top of tables and shelves and literally under every scrap of paper in the house. It had vanished.
Where could it be? I hadn’t even left the house in a week due to a blizzard and not feeling well from changing up my treatment plan.
Suddenly, I had an inkling, a vague recollection of what I was doing when I last had my phone in my hand.
I ran to the kitchen and threw open the refrigerator door. There, on the top shelf next to a loaf of Udi’s Gluten Free bread, was my cell phone! (This would be the appropriate place to insert an emoticon- the one with the wide-open eyes and a line for a mouth that basically says, “Oops. I did something stupid.”)
As I reached in to grab my already chilled phone (I estimate it had been in there for about an hour) I said out loud to absolutely no one, “And this folks…This is a perfect example of why you too should have the Life Proof cell phone case!”
I’m sure everyone has left their phone in the refrigerator at least once, right?
I have a legit excuse for my absent-mindedness. I promise.
About two weeks ago, my nurse practitioner decided it was time to intensify my treatment. This generally leads to a few steps backwards as my body adapts to the changes. This time around however, the changes seemed to have stirred up some old symptoms with a vengeance.
We included the antibiotic, Flagyl, into my protocol to target bacteria that are in a specific form called, “cyst form.” This antibiotic packs a powerful punch and has left me feeling more fatigued than usual and foggy-headed (obviously).
I also said goodbye to my trusty companions of 16 months, Banderol and Samento, and added a more potent herbal formula, called A-L Complex, by Byron White. With an increase in joint pain, muscle spasms and a flare up of Interstitial Cystitis (an inflammatory bladder condition that I have had for 10 years), just one drop of this formula makes me feel like a car ran over me!
One measly drop!
I always say, “If I must go through this, at least it’s winter so I know I am not missing much.”
With today’s temp at a frigid 12 degrees, I feel sorry for anyone who has to leave the house!
Next week, I am meeting with my local Lyme doctor to discuss some strategies to deal with the increase in pain and fatigue I am experiencing. I hope he has some brilliant ideas for me.
To see my full, updated treatment plan, click here.