Reflecting in the Home-Land

I know I am still sick but this past week since being back home from the USA, I just feel a massive amount of determination to not let this disease win. Right now I am so grateful for even the simple things in life and I just feel lucky to be alive and kicking even…

Time to say Goodbye…UK bound!

So the time has come for me to head back across the pond to the UK and continue my fight to beat this disease on home turf! I am really excited at returning home to all my favourite people. At the same time I am also feeling anxious too. Whilst being in California, I have…

M is for Mycoplasma…

So, more news, more bacteria, this time going by the name Mycoplasma Pneumoniae! That sort of sounds like I am introducing a new friend.. but no, this is by no means my ‘good friend’! This is yet another co-infection which I have just tested positive for. Mycoplasma is an often un-diagnosed bacterial infection. It’s often…

Oh What A Night! Thankyou so much …

*A letter from me to all who contributed to my recent Fundraising Event (12/02/14)* An evening of ‘Live music, an Auction & Raffle’ @ the Eastney Tavern, Portsmouth.All washed down with good food and beer, and broadcast live on the internet… I have just sat here staring at the computer screen trying to think of…

Mad Money!

As you can see from the title of this post, I am focusing on the financial consequences of having Lyme and co-infections. Not only does your body and brain get hit hard by this disease, it can demolish your bank account too. It’s hard enough realising that medical professionals in the UK could determine your…

HLA Testing & Intravenous Antibiotic Medication

Over the past two years I have had an array of blood tests done in a bid to discover what was wrong with me. Many of which resulted in a huge pile of paperwork and not many answers, but thankfully in the winter months of 2013 I finally had the answer to the illness and…

Pills, Potions & ‘Other’ Therapies…

Over the past two weeks, I have been increasing both the amount and strength of my current herbal supplements, as well as introducing a few new ones. One of which is a liquid form of ‘Liposomal Glutathione’. The health benefits to this pretty nasty tasting liquid are endless. Not only is it recognised for its…

Another Day, Another Hospital… Not quite how it looked on ER!

It has been ten days since I last updated my blog… Why? Well! My body decided that there wasn’t enough drama already in my life and decided to bring a little more to my daily life with Lyme! I would have much preferred a day symptom free, or gluten free, but obviously that was too…

This is going to be a rough ride…

So it’s just before 6 o’clock here in California¬†and finally the nausea of the day has began to subside. It has been a hard day and the tears have been flowing by the bucket load. I think all of a sudden the enormity of the recovery journey ahead has sunk in. It’s going to take…

New Year, New Meds!

I am happy to say I finally attended my first consultation at GMA (Gordon Medical Associates) yesterday. Armed with pen and paper and my ever growing medical file, I managed to keep my concentration for two hours! I had to discuss the last 15 months of illness; not easy when the list of symptoms is…