I'm starting to feel like chronic illness just keeps going and going and going ... I know that's the definition of chronic, but I keep getting my hopes up. I suppose the right thing to focus on is that life goes on too. And for the most part, I do. But this is my space … Continue reading The energizer bunny
I was hesitant to even write about this experience, because who wants to admit it, but I wasted a lot of time and hope on something that I shouldn't have. The reason I am telling you this is that if you are ill you have probably faced the same temptations I do, and maybe we … Continue reading Drawn in by false hope
I've been forced to accept the fact in the last two weeks that, despite the great recovery that I had in October, I'm still not better. In fact, at this point, it appears that I have simply gotten back to where I was when I first started antibiotic therapy. In other words, while on antibiotics, … Continue reading Alternatives?
ADDENDUM 11/24/2010: I've modified this post to reflect some of my more current understanding about Lyme disease. Mods are marked with the word ADDENDUM below. I've been worried about it since I got my diagnosis... but it was only recently that those worries turned into action. I brought my son in to see his doctor … Continue reading A mom’s worst fear