I gave up all junk food(a little at a time), alcohol, and narcotic addiction(got it while having seroius lyme pain). I face the battle alone now with the exception of antidepressants because ive been suicidal. The only way to heal is to sacrifice those unhealthy things and give your body its best shot at survival. Which is what you are doing.. this isnt going to just go away... its a serious fight for your life and you have to treat it as such. Yes its scary that this isnt the movies and its happening in reality to YOU, but hopefully thats enough to motivate ya. i am jealous of your new cd57 scores! Mine will not raise for the life of me. Have you had any symptoms improve as they have gone up and do you feel any better at all?
And I hear ya on the significant other situation. Luckily i have hte best gf in the world who supports me no matter what. But i always feel guilty that im sick and she cant enjoy the real me.