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Yep. I went MIA again.
I had my wisdom teeth out a few weeks ago, and I’ve been recovering. Slowly. Very, very slowly. I (of course) had some complications after the procedure and I’m not healing as quickly as I’d like. Hopefully just a few days more, and I’ll be back to my normal self.
Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.” – Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus
I thought it would be fun to look back and see what I had posted on this day last year. Oddly enough it fits with my day today perfectly!
So I’m sharing it with you again.
Let me just say…
Good morning! Thought I’d pop in with a smile. I hope you have a absolutely lovely day today! Inspire others. Find your joy. Search for peace. And let Lyme slip away from your thoughts for a moment. We all deserve a break!
I’m working on an update for you all. School deadlines have got me exhausted this week, but it’s coming, I promise! Oh, how I’m looking forward to a nice three day weekend.
Much love, molly
"MAY THE SADDEST DAY OF YOUR FUTURE BE NO WORSE THAN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF YOUR PAST." – IRISH BLESSING
(via Shawna Lemay on Flickr)
I think those of us with invisible illnesses understand this quote more than the average person. We quite literally live it. Thank you, Plato :)
In other news – I’m off to my LLMD this afternoon. I’m crossing my fingers! It’ll be my first appointment since stopping all my pharmaceutical antibiotics last month. Many symptoms have lessoned, and a few old ones have resurfaced. I’m not sure what to think. I’m trying to go in with an open mind.
I’ll be back with an update soon!
There’s a running joke in my family that I’m a “medical mystery”. I went from normal to suddenly, devastatingly ill far too quickly. No doctors could fully answer all of our questions. I was bounced around from one specialist to another for years. I was unhappy, and honestly, I was angry that nobody could find a solution.
That is, until two years ago.
I began my Lyme disease journey on January 1st, 2009. I still remember staring at that blue Doxycycline capsule for a long few moments before I finally took the plunge and swallowed it down, along with some apprehension and a lot of relief. Finally somebody had looked at me as a whole, sifting through the symptoms and found an answer for me!
Lyme. Bartonella. Babesia. The list goes on.
Two years later I’m still treating. And, it turns out that I’m still that “medical mystery”. Above all else in a doctor I want them to be honest with me. I need them to talk to me so that I learn to trust them and they trust in me. I love my LLMD dearly. She has been a rock in this journey. However, she’s not strictly speaking an LLMD. She treats Lyme, but not exclusively.
In January she was honest when she turned to me in her office and told me that she didn’t know what to do next. Her treatment regimens weren’t working with me as she had expected them to. She is afraid of making me more toxic, creating more harm than good. I don’t blame her. I just wish this weren’t the case.
She wants me to visit another Lyme specialist for a consultation and receive a second opinion. I was instructed to see a neurologist for my headaches, and to see my neuro-ophthalmologist for a check-up. I feel as though I’m back where I was two years ago, being doled out to different specialists while they scramble to solve the puzzle.
Molly, “medical mystery” at your service.
I haven’t lost hope. No, as I said last week -“I feel as though I’m adrift. I’m bobbing along in the waves waiting for the clarity that calm waters will bring.”
I’m waiting for my turn to discover those calm waters.