Sorry, I didn’t Blog!

Vintage Fuzzy Felt Hospital by I Heart Vintage

Vintage Fuzzy Felt Hospital by I Heart Vintage

“My head aches, my eyes burn, my arms and legs have given up, and my face in the mirror has a grayish cast. The bed, across the room, calls in its unmistakable lover’s croon, Come to me, come, only I can make you truly happy, oh, how happy I’ll make you, don’t resist, remember how you moan with pleasure the instant we touch…..”
~ Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Fatigue Artist

It had to happen.

I’ve been travelling so well these past weeks. Feeling almost normal, almost human, almost well.

And then I began to herx. That thing Lyme sufferers do when the bacteria inside you die off with a flourish, dumping toxins and misery into your systems.

Herxing is a good thing – it means that all of these wretched pathogens are being slaughtered by my heavy-duty drug regime and shall bother me no more. Once I get past their death throes…

So I went to bed on Saturday afternoon, and am only emerging now, on Monday (hahaha, have just been pointed out that I’ve missed a whole extra day!) Tuesday morning after a fever-soaked delirious haze of agony. I’m wrung out and I feel like I’ve been run over by a bulldozer, but weirdly, I’m happy.

My mind is clear, and I can feel a huge shift. I’m crossing off more of that Lyme Load on my return to health. And I’m ready for a drug re-adjustment, which shall happen at my doctors’ meeting next Monday.

We’ll return to normal blogging tomorrow. Right now, I’m taking my cup of tea and going back to bed.

Much love to you all, Nicole xx

Crossing off pathogens! - Image from Zooner

Crossing off pathogens! – Image from Zoonar

17 thoughts on “Sorry, I didn’t Blog!

  1. Take it easy sweetness. If you feel like watching something strangely amusing, search “What the Fox Say” on Youtube. 🙂

  2. the fox says “hope you feel better real soon nicole!” i watched it and it certainly made me feel better! my mother told me that they were on the ellen degeneres show here in the states and it made my 88 year old mother feel good watching ylvis perform with ellen. she had to call and tell me about them!

  3. You are such a trooper. Thank you for your strength and courage and keeping us in the loop. Big health and hug bubble coming your way Nx

  4. It’s worrisome when you don’t post, so was happy to read that you are feeling better and that this particular herxing episode has inched you further along the path of wellness. I’m off to meditate in front of one of those lotus cakes …. Have a great day Nicole xox

  5. Don’t ever feel the need to apologize for not blogging. We understand. I’m happy that you did though because it means you are feeling a bit better, which is what we all wish for you. Love to you xox ps I have never heard of herxing. It sounds disgusting. I’m sorry you have to go through that.

  6. Gosh Nicole did we all miss you . So lovely to have you back after your rest . Enjoy your cuppa and look after yourself. It’s bonfire night here in G.B so happy bonfire to you and your readers .
    Cherry x

  7. Bloody hell – so NOT fair – I am so angry with the the disease that saps your beautiful energy. I know you will get through this as you always do but I cannot understand how and why a person of such integrity and empathy and givingness would have to go through this hell – so sorry Nicole but so worried about you and sending love with all of my clumsy words!

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