I got the call from my Dr. this evening… The call I had both been dreading and wanting all day. The call I had been anticipating and yet really knew I didn’t want… They had told me a nurse would call with the results, but when I heard it was my Dr. I knew it was not going to be what I wanted to hear, but it would be the results I was expecting.
You see, on Tues. I went to a Dr. 1 1/2 hrs away. He took one look at me and knew my thyroid was way out of whack. ‘There’s your energy problem’. He poked on my stomach and barely pushed and I was about coming off the bed!! He told me, ‘I should be able to put #20 of pressure on a stomach. I barely did #10 on yours’. So he knew my intestines were all messed up.
They took a prick of blood, after scanning it, he came in and told me ‘Your red cells are plenty, but look stressed & weak. Your white cells are working hard, fighting something. And there is yeast and fungus all over!!’ (Causing the sore stomach/intestines.)
He wanted to do the thyroid test and was fine with only doing that. I wanted the other test too. He didn’t think it totally necessary, but knowing what I knew we decided we should just do both. So I had lotsa blood drawn and we went home to wait.
I knew in my heart the test I was really hoping would not be positive, would not be that, it would be positive!! So when I heard my Doctor’s voice on the phone, I knew. In his words he said, ‘You tested VERY positive for Lyme Disease!’ And yes, my thyroid is very low as well.
I go back on Monday to decide what our course of action will be. Since slower is better, that is probably the way I will go, although part of me says, ‘do it and get it over with’. But Lyme is not something to be treated in that way.
The way it is, I will probably get worse long before I get better. And we are just at the beginning of this road. There is a very high probability that all three of my boys have it, by my passing it on to them. And they got the yeast from me as well. (So no sugar, or anything that feeds yeast, for a long, long while!!) This is not something to just take an antibiotic for and it’s done with.
Lyme is a very controversial disease. And many have their own ideas as to what works, and what won’t. I have a friend who has helped many, many people down this road. She is actually the one who told me that I probably have Lyme. No, it’s not something I want to hear. But I’m just happy to have an answer to all our health issues over the past years.
…’we have recognized that today many if not most Americans are carriers of the infection. Most infected people are symptomatic, but the severity and type of the symptoms varies greatly. The microbes often invade tissues that had been injured: your chronic neck pain or sciatica really may be a Bb(Lyme) infection. The same may be true for your chronic TMJ problem, your adrenal fatigue, your thyroid dysfunction, your GERD and many other seemingly unrelated symptoms. Many Bb symptoms are mistaken for problems of natural or premature aging.’ Excerpt from this article.
I am still learning about Lyme. And I have barely skimmed the surface of all there is to know and study. But right now my brain feels too foggy to think straight (part of Lyme), my body is working so hard fighting, I have no energy and don’t do much more than I have to.
I realize now, looking back, that my energy levels have been dropping for the past year and more. And that’s why many, many people told me that, in our family picture last year, I looked so tired!! I was, but thought it was just from taking care of 3 little boys. This summer I would have 2, maybe 4 ‘good’ days a week, where I really felt like working. Otherwise, I am perfectly happy to just take it easy. I barely can keep up with cleaning my house, much less doing much else extra. And it explains why this summer when friends would ask me to do something fun with them, it wore me out just thinking about it. If I have a full, fun/working day, the next day or two I’ll be crashed. It was just my life and I didn’t think anything more of it. Until Sept. and Our Diet Change hit. Then my eyes were opened.
I have just been amazed at the way God has opened and closed doors the past month. And the way He has met our needs. The way He has lead, I know He will continue to lead. Even though my heart cries, ‘Why me? Why us? How will I be able to go through being sick for days and months? How am I suppose to be a wife and mom?’ This all really seems overwhelming right now. But I know with God ALL things are possible. And I can make it ‘One Day at a Time’!!
And please keep us in your prayers, as we make decisions in the next few days and weeks. Thanks to all of our friends who have given us so much support. It means more then you will ever know!!!