Well, it's official. I am CDC & Igenex NEGATIVE! Crap. There was no celebrating, that's for sure.
Here is what the test said:
IGM Western Blot:
Multiplex B. Burgdorferi Sample: Serum
Genomic - B Burgdorferi: Negative
Plasmid - B Burgdorferi: POSITIVE , Confirmed by Southern Dot Blot
Whole Blood Sample:
Genomic - B burgdorferi: Negative
Plasmid - B burgdorferi: Negative
** What throws me is that it says under this last section:
"POSITIVE: Indicates that B burgdorferi specific DNA fragments (plasmid or genomic) were detected in the sample." It goes on to say, "Sample is considered positive if either genomic or plasmid is positive."
I have been feeling quite ill for 3 days straight. I layed in bed all day Sunday, was in & out on Monday and went to dinner with an out of town guest that evening. Then felt really, really sick yesterday. Today was not too shabby. I was able to get a few loads of laundry done & cook dinner. So I wasn't feeling so bad anymore. Having some issues breathing. I just keep feeling like I have to deep breathe all the time.
Just ordered some more Bicillin. This time one of my docs was able to find it for me for $525 including overnight shipping right to my door, nice & cold. Saved us $175 so Hubs didn't have to scrape too much together. I usually pay about $700+ including shipping. So good news. And since this has been my best month yet, the doc said to go ahead and do 5 more weeks of it & then we'll re-evaluate.
Oh well. Maybe we'll do IV later on down the road. . .. maybe I won't have to.