A number of years ago, I went to see the band “The Cure” in concert. It is a fact that has been verified by the ticket stub that I still have, and people that went with me telling me that I was there.
I have no recollection of this concert. At. All.
Once we discovered that one of the major components of Lyme Disease is big time brain fog, it became clear why this concert, and many other parts of my life, have been forgotten or buried. Or, the Lyme bacteria simply ate my memories. Kidding. Sort of.
Since I have started treatment, I have had several things pop into my mind that I haven’t thought of in years. Completely random things, like the fact that it was scorching hot the day of my high school graduation. Oh, and I remembered that a group of friends did a surprise birthday party for me on my 16th birthday at a local restaurant in my hometown. I even remember the people that were there. Before treatment… I would have stared through you or asked you what birthday party you were talking about.
Before I started Lyme treatment a few months ago, I had taken over a year to get my body ready so treatment could be as successful as possible. I went gluten free. I learned as much as I could about detox protocols. Went to bed earlier each night. Adopted an attitude of gratitude. Cut back on sugar. I also got my hormones balanced (under the direction of a doctor) and went on methylation support.
My body started to tell me that it was time to treat. I have written posts about it in the past. My headaches were increasing again, with the occasional migraine. I was also having VERY sensitive skin that would burn when it was touched. Also, occasional foot pain (classic Bartonella).
The treatment started out a little rough, and I was on sick dog diet for a few weeks. But, after getting over the worst of that, I have realized that my mind started to come back. Thoughts are clear, and the things I can remember are vivid. Good treatment combined with good detox have been a winning formula for me. (And NO antibiotics!)
I have thought about how I will know that Lyme and co-infections are in remission, since that is a question many ask – “how do you know you are in remission?” For me, I think it is going to be remembering the Cure concert.