Meh you have time to get married!!! Don't ever make comparison in relationship to your life and your friends. Hardship happens in people lives, sometimes soon or later. Maybe for you is earlier. That said, the fact that your shoulder in not functioning is a dark reality. Why is it so expensive anyway? That is what I hate to read, how much is the cost of alternative treatments. Thieves.
I guess DIY physical therapy to promote joint lubrication is not an option? Not much of help I am sorry. We should be covered for alternative treatment that help make patients of chronic illness feel better.
I should clarify...my shoulders have been injured in the past. Mentally it would be a huge relief for me if I had to deal with just lyme and mold, but with injuries too it makes it harder. I am in physical therapy. I can use my shoulders, they function, but I can't lift weights yet. That's what I mean by them not healing.
Lostlymie- I'm so sorry you were misdiagnosed for so long- it's such a typical and common story you hear here, it's so wrong and screwed up! The gym was my life, it literally took over my identity even up till now. I guess for me I look at a lot of people who work out and I'm like why do I have all these injuries? What the hell did I do wrong these people look and function fine probably without any injuries! But that's just a negative way of thinking. I did try antibiotics for a year. I don't believe antibiotics work well with chronic lyme but that's my own personal opinion, I know there are others who have gotten much better on them. I am on the Buhner protocol, I do infrared sauna almost daily. Mold is one of my biggest issues so once that's treated that will be a huge help. I'm looking to get a rife machine I just don't have the money this month- probably next month.