Slowly Slowly Better…

Image from Mental Floss

Image from Mental Floss

“I saved a man’s life once,” said Granny. “Special medicine, twice a day. Boiled water with a bit of berry juice in it. Told him I’d bought it from the dwarves. That’s the biggest part of doct’rin, really. Most people’ll get over most things if they put their minds to it, you just have to give them an interest.” 
~ Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

“Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.” 
~ Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

 

I’m off to see my Lyme Doctor today. Another date to tick off my calendar, another date to record my progress, update my meds and share my journey with a physician who truly cares.

Slowly, slowly I feel like I am being returned to myself. I’ve made a few short solo trips this past week, driving myself in the car. That’s a major breakthrough. I’ve begun a slow return to work. I’m having fewer terrible days, and more stretches of consistent energy. I’m writing. A lot. And that’s the most exciting thing of all.

There’s still a long way to go, and I’m still exhausted easily and often, but oh, how hopeful I am that this slow journey will take me back to the flow of life, where I can be fully immersed instead of simply cheering from the sideline.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress. Thanks again for your love and support, and for being here with me through all of this. Much love, Nicole xx

 

12 thoughts on “Slowly Slowly Better…

  1. Hi Nicole. Been reading your blog for a few weeks now. I can so relate to this. I’ve had CFS for 15 years and it’s been a frustrating (and also interesting) experience in befuddlement. I wouldn’t be surprised if I had Lyme as well. I have been improving after having a really bad dip downwards over the past few years. I guess one thing we can say when it comes to health issues – it makes good experiences even better. There’s so much that I appreciate! Best wishes for your continual improvement

  2. A slow journey is better than no journey and how wonderful that life is on the up side. To have a truly caring physician is in itself a gift. Enjoy all that every day brings. I am so pleased that I can follow your journey with you. Sending love and prayers of healing xx

  3. Nicole, I’m always grateful to read your progress notes because it is so heartening to see how far you’ve come. Good luck today. xox

  4. I’m really glad to hear you’re doing so much better!

    “Equal Rites” is a wonderful book — especially the part about Esk successfully doing things others couldn’t because no one had told her it wasn’t possible. 🙂

  5. So glad you are finally making progress Nicole. Look forward to seeing you fit and healthy when we move back to Aus at the end of the year. Take care and much love, Sheryl xxxx

  6. Hope your visit to the doctor brought more positive news – as painful as ‘baby step’ progress can be, sometimes (often?) it is the only way. Take good care.

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