Please don't spend time being concerned with this! As you said, healing doesn't happen overnight, so we are kind of eased back into it. There may be times when you realize that you just did a bunch of things that you couldn't do before without at least struggling greatly, but it's mostly pretty gradual - and you will want to celebrate each little 'victory' - at least I did!! LOL! I felt like throwing a party the first time I remembered someone's name without being prompted! LOL!!!
For me a huge step was getting goats! LOL! I was sooo afraid I had just jumped off the deep end of the pool! I am huge in not allowing animals to suffer or be in neglect, so I am very strict with their care. I won't go into the details, but daily life just gradually included a little bit more responsibility.
We had a pretty large garden for two people as well (we were supporting the neighbors at the time), and I was working in it daily as well. Each month I seemed to be able to handle just a little bit more work with either the goats or the garden or both.
I was working in the garden daily and with the goats daily, plus keeping up with all things in the house and grocery shopping and all very well. Then we moved my Father-in-law in to spend his last months with us. I wondered if that would be my down fall, but I loved this man so much that I wasn't going to allow him to be moved into a nursing home, which was a fear of his. 3 months later, he passed, and my Mom was suddenly on my doorstep with no where else to go. So I helped her find a place and got her moved in.
That was total chaos. Things went down hill from there. We ended up moving her back to Ariz. last April (a year later), and when I got back I was diagnosed with Addison's, hypothyroid and intestinal food allergies.....then Lyme happened again.
So I hope that my experience will stand as an example for others to watch their life carefully and to not let things get out of hand and too stressful. Our health is a very precious and easily compromised thing that we must protect once we get it back.
My 2 cents anyway!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
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