I have had a rotten day. Well, actually not fully rotten, but since I had hoped to see Mandy and Savannah today and didn’t, well call me disappointed.
I haven’t been feeling well for a while. In fact it’s been a long while. I didn’t know why I was, but I just thought that I kept getting the flu. Over and over I was getting sick with severe flu-like symptoms and terrible high fevers (103.6). Most of all, joint arthralgias that have left me nearly unable to move.
I finally have reached the point where I knew if I was going to get better I needed to be assertive and fight for answers.
I’ve done research, read books and gone over my records with a fine tooth comb. Finally it all fell together and I realized what was wrong with me. I armed myself with pictures, records, and such and went in to see my regular doctor last week.
After going through everything, including a bulls-eye rash on my leg 2 years ago, my doctor and I are more than convinced that it is Lyme Disease. Since it was left untreated at the start it has become severe.
I have almost no immune system left, and I get sick almost as soon as I am off antibiotics. So when I heard that both Mandy and Savannah were ill, we postponed the visit.
Truthfully, today was a bad day health-wise. I ached and felt weak, had a fever and had to force myself to get things done.
So, Gentle Readers, I will be sent to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, for evaluations and treatment options.
I’ve been reluctant to write about this, but at this point, I needed to get it out. Perhaps so when I don’t write as I normally do, you will understand and forgive me. Writing Dackel Princess has been a true joy for me since I began in May of 2005. I fear it will be a long road to recovery, but I am willing to fight back.