You already know my story - probably had lyme for at least 8 - 10 years or maybe longer before I crashed. Many neuro symptoms - stuttering, memory and cognitive changes, bad SPECT scan, emotional changes, muscle spasms, headaches, difficulty walking, and so many more.
Started with orals - a little improvement but not much. Long IV treatment and I am pretty good. I see the doctor next week and we will probably remove the PICC and start orals.
I didn't know that it would be as long as it has been but I had a tough case of babesia and bartonella in the past - that made it take longer.
I know that IV's may not be the direction you want to go so I think that IF you are going to do antibiotics (and I think you should seriously consider it because I have been concerned about you and the questions you have asked indicate that you may have neruoborreliosis) start with the orals.
Maire's port is nice (no bandage changes, showers are easier) but you have to have a nurse administer the the drug - you can't do it yourself.
Have you found a good doctor yet?
Take care and I think of you.