4th-Month IV Treatments Anniversary!
In the effort not to have my lengthy daily IV treatment protocol be the focus of my life, my husband and I returned to the beach for a week’s stay. We rented a sweet tiny cottage shore-side, to make it easy for me to get to the water’s edge, as walking is still a challenge. What a splendid and healing location that was for me. Logistically, since I was traveling, I had the expected rough days, but nothing terribly unusual. I even met a lovely nurse at my destination who was kind enough to change my Hickman IV Catheter dressing, as needed.
Turns out some of my recent challenges have come from thyroid meds, which aren’t being absorbed effectively. I have heard from other patients, that this can be a fairly common phenomenon for Lyme/Tick-Borne Illness patients and for those on some IV meds. Thyroid hormones enter practically every cell of the body, so when the thyroids meds aren’t being absorbed, every cell, in turn has to deal with the shortage. Hence my extreme overwhelming exhaustion, worsening digestion, dry skin creating bloody fingers, etc. You get the idea. So now that my thyroid meds are being increased slowly, I am feeling a bit better once again. Lovely feeling!
I’m plugging along, one foot in front of the other, and trying to stay in the present moment as much as possible to keep my focus on “living” and wellness, as opposed to focusing my attention on “being a patient”. Each and every day there are so many things for which I am grateful!
Thanks for visiting and may health and happiness be yours!
If you'd like to consider donating blood plasma+ platelets, please contact the American Red Cross
THANK YOU for sharing life ♥️
(Platelets+Plasma donations require large machinery,
hence are done at ARC offices not at mobile drives)
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TEDx Talk "Why I Smile"
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Pulmonary Hypertension 101
Look Who Woke Up
Heart & Lungs are Fried
Scottsdale Lyme Treatment
Relapse & Snafu
IV Line Infection
I am Walking Now
Will You Remember?
Blocked IV Line - Pass the Drano
Treatments are Working
Lyme Roller Coaster
Going to the Mattresses
Lyme Bulldozer Treatment
One Step at a Time
Focus on Living
IV Pump Demo
Traveling with IV Supplies
Tackling Lyme with IV
Reducing Hidden Inflammation
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