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Monday, April 10, 2017

Another appointment, and more...

It's been a little while since I've given an update on here, but lots has happened.

Last week Tuesday I had a what they call a 'stinger'.  Basically what happened was I turned my head and I had this extremely sharp burning pain shoot up to my head.  And it felt like and electric shock.  I have had this sensation before...but the unusual part was that it didn't just go away on it's own.  So  when Thursday morning rolled around and I was still feeling it I decided to go see the chiropractor. She explained that there's a muscle going from the top of my neck to the edge of my shoulder, this muscle is almost shaped like an M and there are so many nerves in between the arches, so when the muscle gets super tight all the nerves get pinched.  And my neck is always very tight which is why it lingered.   She was able to do some massaging and needling to try calm down my muscle.  And for the rest of the day I kept heat on it.

Thursday was also the day we had to drive back to Mississauga for another appointment with the Lyme specialist.  The travel really flared me up, so when we arrived that night I crashed....but I didn't sleep (this is insomnia).

Friday, mid-morning, we went for the appointment.  I spent the first hour doing a food, supplement, and environment screening.  This will help me to determine what I need to eliminate, and what I can safely tolerate.  This is essential in the healing process (since some of the things I need to eliminate, like mold, actually could interfere with, and make the Lyme treatment ineffective).  After that we spent the next couple hours with the doctor discussing Lyme.  He talked in great detail about it's history.  I'm glad I had family with me at this point because I felt like I was going to pass out or my head would explode...so I couldn't really absorb or remember what he was saying.   At the end he talked about his method of treatment.  He uses bioreonance therapy.   Essentially what his machine will do is read the wave lengths of the Lyme bacteria cells, and then it will create electromagnetic waves that are the exact same pattern (except opposite).
"by stimulating a change of "bioresonance" in the cells, and reversing the change caused by the disease. The devices would need to be able to isolate and pinpoint pathogens' responses from the mixture of responses the device receives via the electrodes. Transmitting these transformed signals over the same electrodes is claimed by practitioners to generate healing signals that have the curative effect"

I'll be going for treatments every 3 weeks (starting June 19th) for roughly a year.  And I'm really hoping it will be effective.

This doctor has lots of plans for the future, but he didn't give tons of advice for how to deal with the present.  I still am looking for help to deal with the insomnia, weakness, lack of energy, joint pain, and pain all throughout my body.   I am hoping to meet with a new physiotherapist who also specializes in pain management, to help me get through the day to day battles.
My current physiotherapist, and chiropractor have been focusing on the effects of my concussion, but have been a little bit stumped by all my symptoms related to Lyme.  So it will be good to get a fresh perspective.

I covet your prayers at this time.  I really struggle to manage the pain, and understand its purpose.  and I don't want to live like this.  I want to be able to spend more time with people, and be able to attend church more regularly (it's been four months since I've been to a morning service), and just be able to do more in general...as oppose to spending nearly 90% of my time in bed (which is very isolating).

Thanks so much for all of your continued love and support.  I could not get through without it.