It has been 11 months since I was diagnosed with Lyme and nearly 7 years since my New Daily Persistent Headache began. I think I am finally recovering. I think I am ready to rebuild my health.
I still have headaches, but not daily. Sometimes not even weekly. That alone is something to be tremendously thankful for – and I am.
I haven’t come out of this without a few battle scars. My mind is not crystal clear like it used to be. Okay, maybe it was never crystal clear, but now I have trouble remembering things, occasionally I type words that are different than the words I mean to type and things get generally mixed up around here. And no, I’m not that old that this could be chalked up to age.
By the end of the day I have trouble walking up the stairs because my legs hurt (typical Lyme). And 11 months of antibiotic treatment has left my digestive system in a bit o a mess.
I’m done complaining. It’s been a long road. I’ve accepted that I will never be who I was before this. It’s okay. I don’t have a headache today.
It’s strange sometimes. It’s been so long since I have felt well, that I am not sure how to handle it. I feel a little bit like an ex-con who is trying to fit back in to society after 7 years in prison. I fear that I will be thrown back into pain at any moment.
This is the best problem I’ve had in ages. I’m so thankful for it.
Wishing you all something to be thankful for this holiday season.