I wanted to address some of your other points.
* Reading success stories has what has kept me going as well. I knew no matter how bad I got there were other treatments out there to try. There is something incredibly powerful about
that. I can say through my years of research into possible treatments I have never seen such generally agreed upon positive anecdotal results except for Disulfiram so far and Bee Venom Therapy. I was ready to start BVT before I heard about
Lyme. I had printed out all the protocol files from there FB group and was preparing to start. Only with luck I came across DSF when looking at forums here and Reddit. I can't say I'll be too beat up if DSF prevents me from having to go the BVT route. Looked like a ball of fun but I'm sure I'll live
* I only talk in depth about
Lyme to my wife and that's only because she has to listen to me haha. It's also because she loves me. I try to explain everything to her, but I know she can't fully understand. She tries her best and supports me unconditionally. I'm doing this as much for her as I am myself.
* I am partially transparent with my parents, but they really don't know what the hell I'm saying lol. My dad is more sympathetic I believe because, while he doesn't truly get Lyme, he is disabled from Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. He gets chronic illness. I give my parents credit because I believe they try their hardest not to judge and support me.