Monday, April 4, 2011

Thursday and Friday

Thursday and Friday were very easily the most difficult two days of my life. Thursday was the day that I added in a massive dose of a new medicine for my Lyme disease co-infection, babesia. My body fought so unbelievably hard and I am so incredibly proud of it. I am speechless at how resilient the human body is.

On Friday, I went through the biggest Herx (when large quantities of toxins are released into the body as bacteria die during antibiotic treatment) that I ever could have imagined possible. There aren't words to describe what I went through. My brain is working in overdrive to process it. This is a wonderful article that explains the Herx reaction that occurs during treatment.

Here is a video of a woman experiencing a very strong herx reaction. Please be warned, it is very hard to watch. I spent all of Friday in a very similar state to the woman in the video, so if you watch it, you can see a snippet of the hell I went through. That's really all I want to say about that...

With each day I get farther away from Thursday and Friday, my body is growing stronger. Lyme disease treatment is a long, slow, intensely painful process. I've still got a very, very long way to go, but I'm confident that this round of treatment will bring me a world of difference!

Thank you so much to all who called, texted, emailed, and prayed for me! I deeply appreciate it!