The past month has provided me 10 wonderful days - I danced, I played, I sang, and I frolicked...and then I needed to rest and recuperate after all that fun ;-) It was indeed spectacular to be mentally coherent and physically stronger...especially after the experiences of October-November. Of course, I was 100% not back to my old self, but I felt much better than in the past 3 years.
A few days ago, the Lyme roller coaster took a concerning dip, creating a relapse of symptoms. This change is likely induced by the pharmaceutical IV meds - on one hand the meds are very helpful, but on the other hand, they are not clearing quickly enough from my body tissues, hence causing ‘issues’ with their build-up. Thus, I am currently on a multi-day IV antibiotic hiatus, until the next cycle of blood work indicates my body is ready for the next round. Until then, I continue to supplement with the the herbal-vitamin-mineral IVs which are part of my protocol, with the intention of helping my body recover quickly. I am maintaining a continued healthy lifestyle, lots of rest, nourishing foods, and targeting my attention on my healing...so I can frolic once again.
An important part of my daily routine, are exercises balancing my inner and outer body. I continue with my long-standing meditation, qigong, and yoga practices, as well as therapeutic physical exercises, to stay limber and adaptable..and ready for life’s adventures. We are tentatively making plans for a few interesting non-medical ;-) trips next year and I plan to feel strong enough to study therapeutic yoga. We remain doggedly hopeful that 2012 will be the year in which I show the microbes who is boss! Ah, the journey of life is filled with many unexpected curves in the road, but it is indeed quite the ride!
Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts and I wish you a New Year filled with deep inner peace, heart-warming love, and boundless joy!
Sending love and light,
Note: The journal excerpt below entitled "the bridge to awakening" is my reflection on healing contemplative time, be it sentient moments on the yoga mat, in the stream of chi, or on the meditation cushion. These restorative hours are vital to staying centered and balanced in my journey to wellness. Call it mindfulness, prayer, or the flow, it directs the internal compass, guiding the way, allowing us to cross the bridge of transformation, reshaping life’s daily issues into true boundless bliss.
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Key blog posts:
Like the 133+ million Americans,
TEDx Talk "Why I Smile"
Ready for my TEDx Talk
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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