I met with a friend that also has lyme a couple of weeks ago for dinner. He ate a gluten free pizza and I decide to make it my cheat meal for the week.
Anywho, he asked me a paradoxical question. He asked after I told him how I have become a smarter person (with science, nutrition, health, etc), in the best physical shape of my life (ironically) and mentally tougher and become a more centered and even keeled person. Because of lyme.
He asked if I could go back in time and never get lyme would I do it. It was actually a tough question to answer. It was tough because I am a "better" overall person because of the experience.
I answered "depends". If I can stay at 90-95%+ free from lyme symptoms for the rest of my life, with an occasional mild fare up here or there that was short lived (pretty much how things are now), then "no", I wouldn't go back in time.
However because lyme can crash at any moment, it's tough to say "no" without that caveat.
To keep the inspirational theme going. I want to post this youtube link:
I think this is relevant to what we all been through or going through battling and recovering from lyme.
Lyme (Igenex) - Positive IFA and WB bands 23, 31, 41
Mycoplasma (Labcorp) - Score: 595
ABX Treatment: 03/2016-04/2016; 7/2017-9/2017
Buhner Protocol for Borrelia, Babesia, Bartonella and Mycoplasma (treating everything to be on the safe side): May 2016 - Dec. 2016; 8/2017 - Present