Up and Running
Monday, July 29, 2013
Okay, so I'm not really running but I am walking again!
I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease on Tuesday. It all began the last week of June when I had a fever, chills and nausea. It was gone in a couple of days and the on the 3rd of July I developed a rash on my leg and a headache. I never even thought of Lyme Disease. Our home borders 200 acres of conservation/forest land, so I'm always checking for ticks on myself and my children. So I went to the doctor who said it was a skin rash that was due to a side effect of my Humira injections ( I take those for my rheumatoid autoimmune disease) and he put me on antibiotics and had me come back in two days. The rash was worse, warm and swollen so he sent me to a surgeon to see if it had become infected. The surgeon cut it open took some skin samples and said there was no infection and she didn't know what it was but put me on another antibiotic along with the first one, which she game me ANOTHER course of. My leg hurt terribly and was red, swollen and now covered in a bandage. I was incredibly tired and had a bad headache that never subsided so when the antibiotics were finally done, imagine my surprise when the rash grew even bigger the next day! I immediately went to the doctor and because it was a weekend my regular doc wasn't in I saw another Dr. who took one look at me and said it was Lyme Disease and put me on antibiotics specifically for it. My blood work came back positive confirming what she already suggested.
At any rate, now that I've told you more than you ever wanted to know, I feel much better! my leg is healing and my headache is gone. I have been able to stay awake a whole day without a nap!!! I am so glad to start feeling normal again.
I have gained up to 202.9 after getting down to 199.9 in the first time in 7 years, but I feel confident that I can continue on my journey and begin losing again. Thanks for all of your support!!!