Last week I had my final IV antibiotic treatment!! I am still on the oral antibiotics & that will continue for at least several years. Last April, I was cynical about any doctor when I first met my Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD). I was in a wheelchair, barely able to follow a conversation, & in constant pain. When I was given the diagnosis of Advanced Neurological Lyme Disease with 5 co-infections, we cried because I finally had a diagnosis even though we had no idea about the intensity of the upcoming treatment. My LLMD has been working with Lyme Disease for over 20 years & he said I was one of the worst cases he had seen. That was daunting but it gave me another motive to get better.
After finishing 8 cycles of treatment, this turtle has won the first marathon against Lyme Disease. Not everything has been ‘fixed’ during these 8 cycles & the lyme will always be in my body so I have to be vigilant. Now I start the next marathon again Lyme Disease.