First, I want to say Happy Easter! I pray you have a beautiful day with your families if you celebrate, and if you don’t, I still pray you have a beautiful day. ❤
I haven’t posted an update on my health and life for a long time. Mostly, because my struggles have been very consistent and unchanging. I decided I’d like to update you guys anyway.
I tested positive for Lyme Disease. The unfortunate part about Lyme is that you can have false positives and false negatives in the test. I took the recommend course of antibiotics and nothing changed. My doctor referred me to the Infectious Diseases clinic here, and they refused my referral because I didn’t respond to the antibiotics. This could very well still be Lyme – there is such thing as chronic Lyme disease that doesn’t respond to treatment, but in the end, it doesn’t matter, because there isn’t much help they can provide.
I saw a Neuromuscular specialist. He performed another (my third) EMG. Apparently, EMGs look ay your large nerves, but do not see any damage to your small nerves. Because of this, I will be having a skin biopsy done tomorrow afternoon to be sure my small nerves are working. If that yields nothing, this doctor won’t have much more for me, except maybe a referral to a Neuro Pain Management clinic.
I had a VERY bad experience with a Psychiatrist. I’ve been working regularly with a pain therapist because this really takes a toll on my mental health. She recommend I see a psychiatrist for some medicine for the time being. Just to help get me through this very trying time. Well, I saw this psychiatrist a total of three times. I came to her in a panic because I was having a serious depression episode and she had the nerve to call me lazy – saying that “if I wasn’t so lazy and sitting around all day,” I’d probably feel better. That was the end of that. I wont be returning there.
I’m seeing a fantastic Chiropractor. He’s suggested I eliminate wheat from my diet, and my stomach pain has not bothered me since. I’m semi-glutten free. Mostly wheat free. It has made a difference.
As far as symptoms are concerned, things have seemingly gotten worse. The burning/tingling/numbess I experience has traveled into my arms. It makes it very difficult to do much of anything, though, I do push myself to move.
Lastly, is something I don’t really want to get into publicly too much, but I want you to know, I will be changing my last name back to my maiden name soon. Since my book isn’t out yet, I feel it is an okay time to make this change. I’ll make a big announcement before I do this, but I just wanted to give you a heads up!
Alright, this was a super long post, but I had a lot to go through. I lied, I do have one more thing. If you’re interested in checking out my Etsy shop, click HERE! Today, you can get 10% off your order. 😊
Let me know what’s going on in your lives! ❤ I promise, I’m reading your blogs behind the scenes but I will get better at commenting and liking.