Saturday, May 19, 2012

Coffee Enema Detox

Great video explaining how coffee enemas work for those that are interested in trying it. Its very good for your body

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

What I Wish I Knew Ten Years Ago

•What a deer tick looks like and how very small they are

•When a deer tick is engorged with your blood it can look as big as a wood tick

•How to properly take a tick out. Do NOT squeeze the body, use a tweezers and get the head

•You don’t have to be in the woods to get it, you can be in your own back yard or right in the city

•Not everyone gets the bulls eye rash

•If caught early and you treat right away with antibiotics it can potentially be enough to get rid of it

•If caught later, you could have years and years of treatment and the damage may be irreversible

•Doing a full body check every single night is a key factor to find any ticks either before they attach or get them out as soon as possible

•Showering after being outside lowers your risk to get any unattached ticks off of you

•Putting your clothes in the dryer after being outside can kill ticks attached to your clothing and lower your risk

•Pets can bring ticks into your house and they can drop from them onto your bed, couch etc and then attach to you

•Kids are at the highest risk

•Keeping your lawn very short and cleaning up leaves right away lowers your risk

•The Elisa test they do at a normal clinic is a horribly inaccurate test and normal MD’s are not educated like they should be about Lyme Disease and co-infections

•You need to see a Lyme Literate Doctor to get accurate information

•You should be clinically diagnosed in addition to the advanced testing, there is no test out there for lyme disease that is accurate enough to 100% go off of

•If after going to a million doctors and getting nowhere, and getting diagnosed with random things, you are still not getting better you need to see a lyme literate doctor to at least rule out lyme disease

•Lyme Disease isn’t called the great imitator for nothing. It can imitate MANY other diseases out there 

•Do your homework and fight for your own health. Only you know how you feel

Friday, May 11, 2012

Doctor Update

I went and saw my out of state doc last Friday for my in person check up! It went great, love my doc! He thinks that my Lyme and Bartonella are dormant and I just have Babesia left. How awesome is that!!!!! I have two out of the three in remission now, woohoo!! So now we are slamming Babesia even harder to try and kill it all off. I had a little drug vacation and started back today on some powerful drugs. In 3 weeks I will add more and gradually bump up to the higher dose. I am a little worried about how much herxing I will be having with such strong drugs, but I have had plenty in the past two years already. So I say bring it on! Let's kick it's butt!! Let's hope in 3 months I am in a much better place, I am making some huge strides and SO excited. Babesia has been the hardest one for us to treat so we don't know how long this process will take but at least there is a light at the end of the tunnel now. Yay for good news!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Two Years

Well, I made it. I have had treatment for TWO years now, wow! I honestly didn't think I would make it. The first few months were SO hard that I thought I would die in my sleep. And when I woke up in the morning, I was disappointed I actually woke up. I just wanted it to end. I have come a LONG way. Two years is a long time, but when you start feeling better it doesn't seem that long ago that I started this process. I know people that have been and are in treatment for so much longer. I am thankful that I am feeling better and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Lyme is a life long battle for some, but for many it's just maintenance and you can still live a normal life. I am getting closer and it's a nice breath of fresh air! I will update you all on my out of state appointment in the next post!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

It is May, which mean it's Lyme Disease Awareness Month!! What would you like to know about Lyme Disease??