Thursday, October 29, 2009

Will I jinx it?

If I overlook today, which was fairly crap, I think, maybe, just possibly, I'm feeling a teensy weensy bit better. Just writing this terrifies me. I don't want to jinx it! Nor do I want to have to retract my words in a couple of days.

But the initial reaction/herx to the IV Rocephin is fading. I'm now getting something like 10 or 11 hours of sleep instead of 15+. I've added the Cipro with no ill effects. Maybe I'm turning a corner?

I won't get too exited just yet. I'm going to start doxycycline in a couple of days (having discontinued the minocycline), and that might trigger another herx. I'm also going to start a few rounds of IV glutathione, which provides liver support and helps some of the toxins produced by the Lyme bacteria. Unfortunately, my previous experience with IV glutathione resulted in feeling worse for a couple of weeks, then just normal-bad, and only after four or six weeks did I start to feel "better." It was shortly after that that I had the best couple of weeks I've had since getting sick two years ago.

And then we added new medicine and I crashed again. Still. It's progress. Get built up, get knocked down. Get built back up, get knocked down again. It's how the game is played.

But sometimes there are little victories that represent real progress, like when I regained the ability to read. So I'm hoping that I'm about to achieve a little victory.

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