Simon, when I was the hurting badly with lyme symptoms the most, I went to my bookkeeping job and did a few hours of work. It was so much pressure to add up those numbers that I actually felt a lot better physically.
I totally forgot how badly I hurt.
Then I found out I could not take a hot shower. I felt like the witch on Oz that was melting. So my husband said, "let's go swimming in the lake." Oh my gosh was that the smartest thing I ever did. I got into that icy cold water, the temp was about
70 degrees in the water and about
75 outside. Every pain froze to death, I think. I swam for an hour or so and felt so good the entire time.
Now was this another "good" lyme distraction? Or was the bookkeeping and the cold water helping?
I did not go gang busters on my diet. I eat healthy, thank you very much. I am not a sugar person, but I love my wine. I love carbs, but in moderation like my wine. I just ate super healthy and balanced, but was not restrictive.
There were days I could not come on here because of the depression factor. It was depressing to see people sick for so long. Depressing to see people trying to stay hopeful for so long. And especially sad for me to hear of babies that were sick. I think that was the hardest.
So I totally get what you are saying. For me when something did not work or show me promise within what I thought was an appropriate time, I switched it up in some way. But, I did not agree with the more is better theory. Probably because I have lived long enough to see tiny minuscule things cause HUGE changes in many areas of living. I also never bought into the herx is a sign things are working, which was advocated when I first got here. Herx is being out of balance. Just my opinion!!! Don't crucify me.
Now, I am here to give hope and encouragement. If this old broad can heal, you can too. But don't live Lyme!!! Even when it was at my worst, I still did not let it be me. I am so much more than lyme.
You can't forget lyme. Heck, I'm in remission and it is always in my mind. Definitely PTSD for me and we are healing hubby now.
Simon, I am glad you are doing better. You mentioned surrender. I like the word manage better.
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