Sick of being sick

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   Posted 6/11/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi so I recently just started treatment and I feel really crummy all the time. My LLMD said that he thinks that it will take at least a year before I start feeling better. I am 22 and just took a medical leave from my first year of teaching. I don’t feel well enough to work or really do anything. What do people do all day when they don’t feel good. I am getting so bored just doing nothing. Any ideas?

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   Posted 6/11/2010 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Some ideas:

Do puzzles or play computer games - to help keep the mind sharper.
Volunteer at a school, library, etc.
Write in a daily journal.
Rest/take naps.
Detox bath.
Learn a foreign language.
Create your own website or blog.
Develop a hobby (e.g., scrapbooking, knitting, photography, etc.)
Go for a walk (if you are ok to exercise).
Visit or call & talk with a friend.
Come here and post questions, read archived posts, respond to active posts...

I hope this helps...

Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (plan to start weaning off again soon).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle, Magnesium, homeopathy.

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   Posted 6/11/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Razzle had some really great ideas! I would like to emphasize the reading - read everything you can about Lyme & other tick-born illnesses!! We have to be our own health advocates, and there actually is a whole lot of info out there in scientific & medical materials.
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.

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   Posted 6/16/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all of your ideas :)

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   Posted 6/19/2010 9:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Shelly497, So sorry you have Lyme Disease and are feeling so very bad…even took a one year of absence from work!!

The protocol your LLMD has you on…does it include any detoxing? Detoxing has helped me tremendously.

You wrote that your LLMD says, "it will be at least a year before I start feeling better". You are young, only 22, so you have that going for you and that's a big plus; you could start feeling better much sooner than that.

What are the things you enjoy doing? I encourage you to keep doing them as much as is physically possible. Doing the things you enjoy will give you joy and energy. I know how it feels to be so sick you can't hardly get out of bed, but it is worth it to keep living life in the midst of suffering, even though it is not easy. Sure you are sick of being sick, but imagine each day is one day closer to your total healing.

And do simple things that do not require much…for ideas go the the HealingWell thread titled, "Stressed--what helps you? Let's help each other!" Here is the link

Although the topic is stress, people give some very good ideas on things to do.

Keep hopeful!! Just said a prayer for you.
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