This site continues to amaze me.... most of us were extremely high functioning, had really good jobs, loved family and life and time off... and a lot of us seemed to have traveled quite a bit. And then we get hit with Lyme disease and our highly productive and wonderful lives are ripped out from underneath us. And the IDSA doctors say that after 2-4 weeks of Doxycycline we are "cured" from LD and if we continue to be sick, then we must have an underlying psychological problem..... HUH??????
There is NO secondary gain from having Lyme disease. I have no idea what my life will look like if I ever get "cured" from LD.... I just know it won't look like the life I lost.... A great job making great $$$. recently married (18 months at the time I got sick), new car, new condo, traveling to Europe.... and then WHAMO, it's gone..... overnight, it's gone.
I would like my "new" life to include painting daily (I'm an artist wannabe, I even have my own studio... which I never use because I'm too sick), going back to school, keeping up a nice household, traveling with my husband again (so he doesn't have to go alone or with one of his grown daughters), having friends again, losing 40 pounds, AND becoming a Lyme Disease activist... showing up for rallys and demonstrating in front of the CDC, etc.!!!!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Meade
10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive
Rx's: Wellbutrin 300, Paxil 60, Xanax 5, Acidophilus, Invanz IV, possibly Gammaglobulin, Flagyl, HBOT