Over the past couple of months I’ve had relief from my head pain. I’ve been making plans to get back to my life. I’ve been thinking ahead, not just considering how to get through the day.
Most of my Lyme symptoms have gotten significantly better. Some symptoms have completely vanished. My legs and joints don’t ache constantly and I can see that I’m making progress.
Except last week, when the head pain came back. I’ve been on antibiotics for five months now. The head pain was with me for several days last week. This morning I woke up to it.
Just like old times. My head has hurt all day and it is crazy to me that I just accept it, like an comfortable old sweatshirt pulled out of the bottom of my closet. I’m thankful for the break I’ve had from the pain. I’m worried that it will be here tomorrow again, just like old times. I don’t want to be so comfortable with the pain. It shouldn’t be expected in my life, yet it is.
I start a new antibiotic tomorrow. If I drink alcohol while taking it, it causes projectile vomiting. I don’t know why, but every time I think of it, I remember the movie Stand By Me and the pie eating contest. And the projectile vomiting. And I laugh. I may have to have a glass of wine just to see what it’s like. It would certainly entertain my kids. Well, maybe not.
Ah, the things I do for entertainment. I think I might watch the movie again. I guess it’s a classic now (am I really that old?).
Thanks for standing by me through this. This is a long road we’re on, eh?
I’d love to hear from you all. I’d love to hear that someone out there is getting better, but if not, a simple check in would be great.