Yesterday marked my six month anniversary since my original diagnosis! I had an appointment today in California with my Lyme specialist. I have to say, with all my anxiety I have about going to a doctor’s appointment, today’s was really good. I have hit my first medication plateau with fighting Lyme so I get to graduate to my next IV medication! The doctor was very proud to see my progress and that made me feel really good.
Fighting Lyme disease is like running a marathon. Today, I learned that I am doing well, my shoes are holding up well, my water bottle needs to stay full, and I need to continue to pace myself. I am running the race and doing really well. I am grateful for my support team cheering me on and for my “trainer” who keeps checking in on me throughout the path. I have a long way to go, but after running for six months I am doing incredible well and on track to finish the race.
|Two-lumen picc line with extension set.|
Speaking of my “running equipment”, this (pictured) is one of the most crucial pieces. It is called a picc-line. The line is on the inside of my left arm and has 41cm running through my vein from my arm all the way to my heart. I have had to get a few of these placed for different reasons, but this current one is working well and super important to my continued success in fighting Lyme disease.