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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!!!
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  • RUTHIET_456
    I see from your page that you are under 200 lbs again, so congrats! And congrats on not giving up and going to the doc even though it was a weekend. It was meant to be because you finally met the person to correctly diagnose the rash. Glad you're feeling better and walking. That is a big step.
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    2800 days ago
    So sorry about your health troubles. IT's bad enough to have health problems but when they can't diagnose properly, it seems unbearable..... I know. I am glad you found someone to properly diagnose the Lyme disease. I too have an autoimmune! I am better now. I also went through a period when it was one health problem after another. Be good to yourself with relaxation, healthy food, sleep and anything that makes you happy. If I can help in any way, please let me know. Andrea
    2803 days ago
    Christ is in our midst!
    I will pray for your recovery. So sorry you had to go through so much till they found out what was wrong. The most important thing right now is to follow the doctor's orders and take care of yourself. I too will light a candle for you at church. The Great Physician will heal you!
    2813 days ago
    Well thank goodness somebody finally go the right diagnosis! I'm so sorry you had to go through that and I hope you are the road to recovery.
    Don't sweat the weight gain. I'm sure you weren't concentrating on diet and fitness when you were feeling so poorly. It's only a few pounds and I'm sure you will be able to get back on track and start losing again! emoticon
    2814 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    I am so glad that they figured out what was wrong. I had a friend a few years ago that went to a big hospital and they were clueless. She went on the net and then off to a specialist. Take care. emoticon
    2816 days ago
    I am so glad they found out what was wrong! I had a similar experience in May. I stayed sick for a month and all they can tell me is that my neck swelled and my muscled contracted in my neck due to a sinus infection. Ok - I am NOT sold on that, so I will go after I get my teeth checked on 8/2. I want to make sure it isn't a tooth infection before I go back to my doc and just point at my neck again. I have a cyst on my thyroid and no one wants to do anything to it. I can't understand why. GET IT OFF OF ME!!!


    I hope you feel better soon and that your RA stays gone while you completely heal!
    2816 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13952239
    Boy, what a roller coaster ride getting this figured out. So glad the fresh pair of eyes finally helped! You can get there. I'm just about where you are in weight. So, lets get 'er done and keep melting those pounds off! No matter what happens, just keep at it. Walking at this point is a good idea until your leg heals. But keep moving! I'm rooting for you!!
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    2816 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2013 4:03:19 PM
    Yikes! I am glad someone was finally able to figure out what was going on with you. It is sad that it took them so long. I will light a candle for you when I go to Church for a speedy recovery.
    2816 days ago
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