Curve ball

So wow, life continues to throw things my way. Turns out it IS lyme disease, the fibro was apparently brought on by the lyme, and so now it may in theory go away with treatment. I think I am still in shock. When you have gone to doctor after doctor who told you the only thing wrong with you was post partum depression (never tell doctors you have just had a baby, they think everything wrong with you is ppd) it is really hard to believe it when the tests results come back saying ABNORMAL. Seriously, I feel like I should frame my lab work, and then send it to all those stupid doctors and other nameless stupid people. Plus, my lab work shows I also have mono (most likely because of my lowered immune system from the lyme) and nobody EVER tested me for that either.

Those who have never suffered from a chronic illness will not understand this, but yesterday was a happy day. Having something that is wrong with me and that is theoretically treatable is such a relief. So many people told me yesterday, “I feel weird saying this, but I’m so happy for you!”
I am feeling grateful for all the wonderful people in my life who have supported me through this. My husband, my family, and some wonderful friends who have been absolute lifesavers. Thank goodness I have many people in my life who have supported me through the awful last 2 1/2 years.
By no means is Lyme disease something that will be easily cured, for some people that is possible, but since I must have had it for years, it is going to take some serious long term care. The bad part is treatment is going to make me WORSE at first. Can I really feel worse? We shall see.
Not sure what I should do with this blog, I still have fibro, but this blog will probably be more dedicated to dealing with lyme disease from now on.
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4 thoughts on “Curve ball

  1. Shelley, I had no idea how much you were suffering until I found your blog a few weeks ago. It's so good to hear that now you can be treated! I had a roommate with Lyme disease and she suffered for a while, but she has a clean bill of health now–hopefully the same thing will happen with you. You'll be in my prayers!

    Melanie

  2. You will have to change the name of your blog to A mom Living with Lyme disease/mono….I am hopeful that you will see some positive results soon and get the relief you a in desperate need of.

  3. Congratulations on having Lyme Disease (maybe that's not the right thing to say). I'm so glad you found a doctor that has some answers and treatments for you. I hope you get feeling better really soon. I wish we lived closer to one another so I could help you with Maddie and Jackson! Derek had mono a few years ago. It wasn't pretty, but he did get better. (hugs)

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