Last week was a time to relax and spend time with family. I really needed the time off from our routine to put some thought into our health and treatment.
I have been feeling for several weeks now that we are at the early stages of remission from Lyme Disease. We have all hit a point where our symptoms have disappeared, we’re sleeping well, and our energy has gone up. We are also all feeling quite happy and content.
Our treatment is done in a pulsing fashion – 7 days on, 7 days off, and we are always “on” during full/new moon. This schedule has worked well for us. A couple weeks ago, I went off ALL treatment, including supports, for the “off” week to see how I would feel.
In the past, if I even forgot one dose of anything I would be able to tell and symptoms would instantly remind me I had missed a dose. During this break? NOT.ONE.SYMPTOM.
I certainly don’t recommend for other people to try this. For me, it was a way to see if my suspicions had any validity about early remission.
I jumped back into my treatment schedule feeling much more confident about things.
As we were out exploring the city last week, we stopped at the waterfront to watch a ship pull out of port. I took the moment to do some reflection, as I had been struggling with the decision to cancel our November Lyme doc appointment, as that would give us three more months of treatment – hopefully continuing to be symptom free – and then we can have a conversation about what to do next.
At that moment of reflection, I closed my eyes and decided that I was going to move the appointment. When I opened my eyes, there was a rainbow. Rainbows have always been a sign for me that things would be okay, and the path I was on is the right one. I knew at that moment that all would work out well for us if we moved the appointment.
Pretty amazing how the signs are there if we just pay attention.