It was my one day “holiday”, or “helliday”, as many of Dr J’s patients will refer to it as. I still had to do my Xylitol and Lactoferrin, but at least it was still more or less a break. Sometimes I find it to be nice to have a break, aside from the extra exhaustion which is normal for me, but this time was different. This time had me wondering, and a little worried.
I awoke in the morning to my cell phone ringing. It was my Dad, telling me he picked up the mail for me. Thanks! I hung up the phone and immediately felt like I was going to pass out. I wanted to get my clothes ready, so as an unorganized Lymie, I needed to pull clean clothes from the dryer or my “clean hamper”, but had to sit in my kitchen and stop for a minute. My head was down between my legs, and I was dry heaving. Closing my eyes, I just wanting it to stop. Whyyyyyyyyy… this is my day off antibiotics!
I felt like I got hit my a ton of bricks. It usually does not hit me this hard when I have a break from my antibiotics. I was worried because I don’t know was going on. This was either the beginnings of a terrible flu, or a ton of toxicity in my body that I needed to rid myself of. I had tightness in my stomach, completely bloated and distended, and pain in my upper abdomen where my gallbladder once was, and also the middle left part of my stomach.
I am not sure if it is a neuropathy type issue I have faced in my past, but I can’t help to be worried since I am indeed taking an absolutely disgusting amount of antibiotics to try to kill the bugs inside of me. I also fear for liver and pancreas issues as I have had several issues in the past. This weeks bloodwork will tell. I am also concerned because I felt like my chest was heavy and full of fluid. Nothing I could cough up, but like something was there. I took a big breath in, and I would wheeze and I could feel the denseness in my chest. If it doesn’t go away, I will definately be asking day surgery their thoughts on this. I am lucky and have day-surgery staff that love me, believe me, and will do anything they can to help.
I didn’t have a lot of work to do thank goodness, only entering invoices and getting things ready for the following day because… I had the day OFF! I spent the night in my usual insomnia, and took a few selfies out of boredom and did a lactated ringer since I would not be able to for the next several days. At least while being on the computer I remembered to pay my mortgage. That’s a really good thing. 🙂
Yeah. I am definitely not a supermodel but I promised to share the good, the bad, and the ugly. And I look pretty heinous. My face muscles were acting up. A face only a mother could love.. right Mom?!! (I know she will read this)
A new IV protocol to start on my day off, Sunday. Meropenum and Cipro, both twice a day, but no oral antibiotics other than my lactoferrin and xylitol mixture for two more days. But this protocol is every day, which I am not use to with Dr. J’s IV protocols. No pulsing. This will be rough, but I made it through round one, now getting ready for round two. Ding Ding Ding!