Wednesday, March 14, 2012
When I last spoke with my Lyme doctor, she wanted me to have my Safety Labs repeated; which I had them repeated last Friday, the 9th. My liver enzymes were elevated & my white blood count was low. I was supposed to re-start antibiotics this past Monday, but she wants me to wait another week before doing so.
In the mean time, she started me on 4 more supplements: Zinc, NAC, & the shark liver oil & lithium orotate will be here this week. I will have my Safety Labs repeated again this Friday, the 16th & depending on the results, I will either re-start my antibiotics for 2 weeks this Monday or if the reuslts are the same, she wants me to take the shark liver oil & zinc a few weeks before re-starting the antibiotics. I hope I can re-start them soon; it's hard to go through & deal with, but it will be a step closer to getting better! :)
In addition, my Lyme doctor is concerned I am experiencing symptoms of Dysautonomia. Therefore, she wants me to see a cardiologist, whom I see this Friday the 16th. My body is not regulating my body temperature properly--I am either extremely cold or extremely hot--most of the time I am extremely hot, & it is hard to cool my body down. I also have continuous light-headedness & cannot stand for longer than a few minutes without getting dizzy. There is also some nausea. I hope the cardiologist is able to help me in this area because it is very hard to deal with on a daily basis, epsecially while trying to take care of my lil' man. :)
So, that's pretty much what is going on over the past week or so. I did get to go in Walmart this past Sunday, the 11th, for a short while with Tim & Bailey. I had to sit up front while they checked out, but I was at least able to go in & slowly look at the Easter stuff :) And Monday I was able to fold a whole load of laundry & put it away; I had to do it slowly & I became Really hot, but was able to successfully get it done :) So, it's baby steps, but I hope I will soon have more strength & energy to be the Christian, wife, and mother God has created & saved me to be! :~)
- Heather Francisco
- God crossed our paths on 4-21-06...we took our time to officially start dating--we prayerfully started dating in the Summer of 2006, got engaged on 5-19-07, and God united us as one on our wedding day, 12-15-07. Exactly 1 year later, 12-15-08, we found out we were expecting our 1st child, Bailey Josiah, who was born on 8-3-09. God has blessed us beyond measure with such a precious son! We are so thankful for each other & for the amazing opportunity to raise one of His precious children. Little did we know, that a short 4 years later, we would be living out our vows, "through sickness & in health"...we hope & pray that this struggle with Lyme is going to be temporary, but right now are just taking it one day at a time, trusting God each step of the way. "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9...."Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5b