Thursday, 28 March 2013

Appointment Update

Hi Everyone!

Spring is here on this little island and I am LOVING it!  It's getting me excited for Summer... I can't wait!  I went a bit crazy and made a little banner to put up in my house this week to celebrate :)

So, you'll remember that I had my big appointment in Vancouver a few weeks ago.  It went really well.  It was definitely an intense 2 hour appointment.  By the end of it I really couldn't absorb anymore information, so I'm glad Ken was with me as a second pair of ears... and a second brain for that matter as apparently mine had gone to mush!

The Dr. has taken me off the antibiotics now that I've been on since last September.  He said since they haven't been doing anything to improve my health it shows him that we're not going to get anywhere until my immune system is in better shape.  The antibiotics can do their thing, but if my immune system isn't in working order then it's not gonna work. 

From my symptoms, tests, and medical history he reckons we're dealing with more than just Lyme.  He suspects some other bacterial infections (some Lyme related, some not)and hormonal imbalances along with the Lyme are flooding my system.  It's more than my immune system can handle. 

The good news is that this is his area of expertise.  He's able to take my issues, one at a time and work away at them until they're gone.  The Lyme is the tricky one that no one really knows how to get rid of as it changes and hides in different forms making it difficult to kill off completely.  So, the theory is that by getting rid of my other problems, my immune system might just be able to do the rest itself!?!  If it doesn't, I'll be on another protocol to "re-boot" my immune system... that would be a bit of a long-haul so we're hoping and praying my body can do it's thing without that.

All in all, we were shocked at how simple he made it all sound.  He said there's a good chance I'll be feeling a lot better pretty quickly... and I already am!  Apparently just throwing anti-biotics at me wasn't that helpful in his eyes.  We're just thankful to have the help we need to get on the right track!
Thanks for checking in, thinking of us, praying for us, and for those of you who've already been asking for little updates on how  it went :)

Lots of love from across the water!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

March Update

To those of you still with me reading my blog, thanks!  Through many birthday notes I've heard from you and how much you've appreciated my ramblings and so I'm glad that God is using them to encourage you! 

Thank you too, to all of you who are praying for us.  It means a lot.  I wanted to just give a quick update so you can pray specifically for us on Friday (one week from tomorrow).  We have an appointment to see a new doctor.  I'm actually excited about it... is that weird!?  He's in Vancouver and has lots of years of experience treating Lyme - finally someone who knows what he's dealing with!  Our first appointment is 2 hours long and will be an intense evaluation of everything from when I had chicken pox as a kid, to what I eat for breakfast!  We'd appreciate prayer that he would be able to point us in the right direction, order tests which might give us more answers and ultimately lead to my full recovery :)

I still am feeling better these days than I did before the pregnancy, not all my symptoms have returned, for which I am very thankful.  There's rough days amongst the good days and so I'll keep on pacing myself.  These days I'm really enjoying the fact that Spring is on it's way and walks with this little guy... it's quite possible that he thinks he's a dog?!

Lots of love from across the water!