Monday I woke up & I was sick. I had a cold! Tuesday I was a bit sicker, and Wednesday, I was REALLY sick. I was actually a little worried. When my wonderful nurse came to change my PiCC line dressing, I had him check my blood pressure, my heart rate & listen to my lungs. My heart rate had jumped to 112 bpm at rest. It had me a little freaked out. It lasted for a while & by the time my nurse checked me over I was at 98 bpm. My blood pressure was normal & he said my lungs sounded good, so he was just concerned about the heart rate. But I explained to him it happens off & on when I am really sick, so as long as it stays below 100, I'm ok. I felt a lot better on Thursday & by Friday I was feeling almost normal (normal for having lyme disease). I even went out on a dinner date with my husband last night. After getting all ready, I was exhausted. But we enjoyed our Thai food. But after that I was wiped out. Today I still have left over cold symptoms, but I am happy this happened. I think this is proof that my immune system has started to kick in. I never caught an actual cold since my illness (17 months). I have caught the virus when it went through my house, but I just get really lyme sick. When 2 family members got the cold before Christmas, I know the virus was in my body because I spent over 2 weeks sick. I remember sneezing once in the bathtub and thinking, "I haven't sneezed since I got sick!". My immune system is kicking in!!
On another note, and not so good news: I got an email from a friend who tried to refill her Rocephin at Walgreen's and they realized they are charging too little. UGH! I thought I had caught a big break! I have another option, which is DrugsDepot.com, but they charge $5.40 per vial so instead of paying $21 for 10 vials, I have to pay $54.00. It's not the end of the world, but times are tough!