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September 2013: Days 2 through 5 at Sophia Health

Despite having more time this trip, I did not get to finish writing about all my appointments. Unfortunately now most of what happened is sort of a blur. I did try to record the appointments, but I am not sure everything was recorded. I haven’t even checked the recordings yet. Things have been really busy […]

September 2013: Day 1 at Sophia Health

I flew to Seattle yesterday and as usual it was a long day of traveling. I got up at 5 AM my time, which of course is 3 AM Washington time, and it was midnight my time when I finally got to bed. Then I woke up at 3 AM today so I am worn […]

A Lump in my Neck and More Dental Work

So much has happened since my cavitation surgery early July. Actually, a couple days before the cavitation surgery I noticed a big, hard lump in my neck. The next day it seemed smaller, the day after that I had the surgery, and then things kind of went crazy with die off, pain, gallbladder attacks, anxiety […]

Why I See Doctors in Seattle (and why I don’t take antibiotics for chronic Lyme)

When people find out that I have chronic Lyme disease, and that I travel to Seattle to see doctors, I usually get very similar reactions. I have probably mentioned some of them on this blog before. Here are some of the typical responses I get and my thoughts/comments:

“My __________ had Lymes. He/she took antibiotics […]

Low Testosterone and Elevated Cortisol

A few days ago I posted about dealing with anxiety, negativity, and thoughts and fear of failure. All those can be due to Lyme disease and/or co-infections like Babesia, Bartonella, and others. However, I believe my symptoms may have been from a lack of testosterone and too much hydrocortisone.

So after the cavitation surgery I […]

The Invisible Side of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Last week I had a follow up appointment with Dr. Nina Foley, the dentist who did my latest cavitation surgery. I wrote about this surgery and the recovery here and here. Some of the sutures had already dissolved when I went to see her and one of her assistants took out the remaining sutures. My […]

April 2012 Update

It’s been almost two weeks since I got back from Seattle and I have seen some good changes. Dr. D added Custom Probiotics 11-Strain Formula to my treatment plan since I still had some and she says they are good probiotics. For a long time I could not tolerate any CP at all but now […]

Follow-Up Appointment Two with Dr. D in Kirkland

It was beautiful this morning unlike yesterday when it was cloudy and raining pretty much all day long. It’s actually sunny today and I couldn’t resist taking a short walk this morning in the neighborhood behind the hotel. After my appointment with Dr. D it was only 10:30 AM and I decided to take another […]

Ups and Downs

Mornings are usually the hardest on me. My face looks like I aged 5 years overnight, lines around my eyes are more pronounced, face overall is pretty pale but cheeks are red, face is puffy and pores are slightly visible. My heart rate has been hovering in the 180s when I first get up, I […]

Valtrex and an Update

One of the medications Dr. D put me on for EBV, CMV, and other viruses is Valtrex. She told me to take 1 gram at bedtime which I started doing on 1/10/12. About 5 days ago I started noticing some mild anxiety and depression. By Sunday I also wasn’t urinating as much as I usually […]