December Part 21 – Clobbered

It was the last day of Week 1’s protocol. And a doozy to say the least. Lactoferrin, Xylitol, Leucoverin, Septra DS, Flagyl, Daraprim, Diflucan, Artimisinin, and my Merro and Tigecycline IVs. 

 

I procrastinated starting my day with anything I could possibly do.  Switch over my laundry, sitting in outer space, watching TV… I didn’t want to start my antibiotics. I was very much not looking forward to this day.

 

When I got my mid morning coffee, since I never get up early, I had an intense hot flash, pouring buckets of sweat. So much that I had wet underarms, even though I put a ton of deodorant on since I already sweat a lot. I was talking to my Uncle and I completely rushed the conversation along because I felt like I couldn’t even stand anymore. My body was completely weak. My legs and feet numb, my arms feeling weighted down. I sat in my car for a few minutes to try to pull myself together, cool down by rolling the windows down, and closed my eyes for a bit. I then “mind over mattered” my situation and got my ass to work. Because that’s just what I do. 😉  

 

I had a completely high feeling at work. If you read this and think, “oh well, that can’t be that bad”, you are wrong. This was a bad high that I could not seem to shake. I found myself unable to do anything. It was miserable to feel like I had no control over my body because my antibiotics were taking over, and the Lyme was fighting a war inside of me. It does a toll on your body and your mind. 

 

After awhile at work, I got a “GO HOME!”.. and so I went. There was no way I could possibly be productive. I began to have a rage fit at Dave as soon as I got home because I thought he lost 100$ from a Christmas card… or moved it. Or took it. I don’t really know. By the way I have later found out that I TOOK IT, and put it in MY bank account the day before. Lyme Brain at its finest! 

 

 I honestly think I was just picking a fight with him because I was mad at the day and I wanted it to be over. All I could do was lay on my side, with my blankets covered up to my face, trying to stay warm and avoiding the pain searing throughout my body. 

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My friend A. came over for a visit when I did my nighttime infusions. I think that was a lifesaver for me. I was armed and ready with my nausea meds, not fully coherent, but it took my mind off of what a terrible couple of days it had been. We chit chatted, even though I was probably not the most entertaining friend in the world but it was good to have a friend there. I waited to take the last of my nighttime antibiotics, when I could take more nausea meds, and then fell right asleep. No sleep aides needed.

 

 First week down. Two to go. I didn’t feel well and was one of the worse treatments I have faced, but I feel like I conquered. No matter, what, this disease is never going to get the best of me.

2 thoughts on “December Part 21 – Clobbered

  1. Such a warrior you are Kim… Gives me hope when I start in January! I will be bugging ya for what to expect when I start treatment – LOL Hope the rest of the week isn’t “too bad” 😦

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