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Before I begin this blog post -- yes, I have a time machine -- I want to apologize for any grammatical errors you may come across as my head is a little off today. I know, some of you are thinking, “Well, if you have a time machine, why not just go back to when your head was clearer -- or better yet, after chronic Lyme?” Good point, except that I recently acquired the time machine this morning -- you can only go as far back in time to when the time machine was acquired. Also, as much as I’d love to be at the time in my life where I was over chronic Lyme, I’d miss out on a lot of the good experiences that would occur during chronic Lyme’s stay, or would I? Oh, I don’t have a time machine and this is all just a theory.
A lot has happened for me in regards to treating my health challenges since my last post. Since December, I've been seeing a new and promising, local integrative physician. And just when you thought you've had every test that could be run, run, you're presented with some more that seem just so appropriate. I guess I've finally found that harmony with my new physician.
The deepest sleep I ever had in my entire life, or at least in a long, long time, was last night. What do I attribute it to? I would have to attribute it to the Red Borneo Kratom I took, but more importantly, the larger dose of modified citrus pectin I increased to the night before.
Sleep has never really been an issue with me while dealing with chronic Lyme disease. I've always slept deep regardless of how I felt, but as of late, the insomnia had been occurring, but not as frequent as you'd think; regardless, insomnia has been occasionally present. So how do I deal with insomnia? Well, in the beginning I would take Valerian Root, and it worked, but then its efficacy wore off. So then I upgraded to liquid melatonin and that worked amazingly! Unfortunately, I learned that taking melatonin for extended periods of time can induce unwarranted psychological symptoms and an irregular heartbeat - two symptoms Lyme had long since bestowed.
When I stop for a moment and reflect on the almost 6 years of research, experiments, supplements, medications, doctors' visits, and broken relationships, I am left in complete astonishment at what I've been through, accomplished, and failed. However, what has remained consistent through it all is my will and desire to figure it all out; to find a solution for the health challenge known as chronic Lyme disease that turned my world completely upside down almost 6 years ago.
So much has happened to me this year, and when I look back on it all, it would appear to have gone so fast. I've also reinforced a lot of what I've already knew through experience such as happiness can always be found within, nothing is a guarantee, and much of everything that now seems lost or forgotten was one day something that had yet to be gained.
When I last left you, I think I had mentioned I was feeling almost 85% better and that I still had a small percentage to deal with. I was functioning normal in society, and I use normal in a subjective manner because it is. In an essence, I was nearly back to where I was before my health took a turn for the worst originally in the fall of 2009. So what happened?
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