I finally finished my treatment at Envita in Az. I got started last Oct.2008 And just got home back to Florida over the weekend. I am happy that they were able to put me back together again. My mind is clear. I am not 99 years old anymore..lol.
In looking back over this whole ordeal I feel raw. I am a bit overwelmed with trying to get my life back together again. But one day at a time. It is hard.
The last part of my treatment, the EDTA was hard to do. Since I was the one that was having to take myself there everyday and get myself back to the hotel as well. I would advise others to get a ride. It was really hard. It made me very nauseated and dizzy. So much so it was hard to walk to my car.
I finished! I am however on abx for a while. And I still have my port. I don't feel like having a surgery any time soon. So I am going to keep it for a while. I also like the the Ozone therapy and I am going to find someone in Florida that does it. I like the idea of having my blood all sterilized and cleaned. Lyme free.
After all of this high drama with my lyme for years one thing seems to be sure to me. And that is that there is no way that I am going to be able to not be re infected with lyme again. If it is true that mosquitos and flees and ticks can all carry it, then I am going to get it montly. lol
But the thing that I learned alot about at Envita was how important diet and vitamins and supplements are. I have always been a bit of a health nut, but never took all of these things. So it seems to me that the most important thing it to build the immune system up as much as possible to help the body defend itself.
I am now taking so many supplements. I have a drawer filled with them in the frig. But many of them are common sense. I am sure that I got lyme in the vineyard about evey summer. Had to, I lived in my garden with the deer.
I think that the clinic helped me greatly. I am tired because I am finally home and I am doing way too much. It has always been a problem of mine. sitting still. I do worry about the relapse that I read so much about. I can only do what they have told me to do, with the diet and supp. and abx. And sleep right, and exercise and day by day hope that this worked for me. If it works for me then the Dr.s out there can make it work for others as well.
It was great when I was leaving the clinic to meet some of the others on this forum getting treated as well. Sitting in their chairs, weak and hopeful. And smiling! Hang in there Jacob!
I would be lying if I said that I was not scared. I just sort of keep waiting for it all to hit me again. Sorry if that sounds negative.
I am happy to be home! I get to go and pick up my daughter from school today and take the dog for a walk to the beach...so far, so good. one day at a time!