Well, my husband broke the hard drive in my laptop yet again so I have been without one for over a month. I haven't been feeling so great, so I haven't been on the computer much. That would explain my absence from my blog.
A recap of the past couple of weeks:
Got sick about 4 days before the fundraiser/awareness walk so I couldn't make it. My husband & his family & a couple of friends went anyway. My dad was out of town visiting his mother & I was feeling so sick that I had my mom come here to take care of me instead of going to the walk. Nicest part of the walk was one of my BFF's learned a lot about Lyme Disease and I think that helped her to understand me more.
I never heard from the walks coordinator after that, so I didn't get any help with my fundraising. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
So I ended up spending 8 days in bed. That miserable hangover feeling. It sucked. And then we had the garage sale on Saturday. I started to feel better a few days before & on that day I did well. We made $537! It was enough to pay for a month of one of my antibiotics. I need to figure out more fundraisers though because I need many thousands of dollars!! Doing another garage sale this weekend. Not as much stuff, but I am hoping some how some people will donate more stuff by tomorrow.
True2Life donated one of their 8 Day Liver Detox Kits to me. That's cool! I felt great after my last detox. I was going to start today but started having pain in my lower right abdomen. Could be my appendix, so I am holding off on the liver cleanse until pain is gone. Appendix is attached to your large intestine & this cleanse on the 2nd day brings on a lot of bowel movement. So . . .. we wait a bit.
I went to see my doc 2 days ago in his Beverly Hills office. I like him. He's not my LLMD, but he takes my insurance. He's keeping me on Bicillin & adding Biaxin for Mycoplasma. Doing a week trial run to make sure it doesn't cause tinnitus like zithromax did. The tinnitus showed up after 2 days on Zithro & stopped after I stopped the medication (3 days later). It can be permanent & it was very unpleasant. I forgot to talk to him about how to treat the Q Fever which can become chronic also. Doxy? UGH! I couldn't take that. Make me drop weight like a wrestler or a super model.
So we are waiting and seeing. I am happy to be attacking my known co-infections now. Maybe this is the boost I need. Cross your fingers that I can tolerate it. Doc also took some blood work because I have been having abdominal pain & he said I should be having monthly blood draws. I will go to him monthly, which is fine because my insurance pays for it. It's a long drive, but we're going to stick with going to his Malibu office so we can see the ocean at least. It's lovely.
I am happy to report that my Malibu/BevHills doc was able to find me lower cost Bicillin! YAY! I was paying $700 for 10 injections at McGuff. I am now paying $525 for 10 with free overnight delivery via courier to my door! WestAid Pharmacy in LA. The Biaxin was going to cost me $269 at Walgreens but is only $60 at WestAid! Here is their number if you ever want to price them 1-800-939-9495
I hope everyone is doing well. HANG IN THERE!! My headaches are NOT my friend!