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Category Archives: Health
Oh, hello! Now that you’re here I suppose I should tell you about how the Lyme stuff is going. It’s certainly been a minute since I posted a health update, and there’s a lot of update to get through, so … Continue reading
Sometimes I’ll wake up at 4:00AM and it’ll take me hours to accept there’s no getting around the fact that sleep is closed for business please try again tomorrow. And my body’s like “I don’t know what you want from … Continue reading
I’ve decided to give up meth(ylene) for a while. Mostly because this is a really bad time for me to have daily meltdowns. Not that I can think of a particularly good time for that kind of thing, but the … Continue reading
Methylene blue is at once an old malaria medication, a practical joke you can use to turn your friends’ pee blue, a fish medicine, and a weird folksy remedy for candida. In other words, I’m desperate and will try anything, … Continue reading
An interesting thing about killing candida that I’ve noticed every time I’ve pitched war with it is that part of the time I’m ravenous, and the rest of the time the very idea of eating seems repugnant. The past couple … Continue reading
Dear 2013, I love you and I accept you for who you are, but can we please be done with the supernumerary health crises? That would be amazing. Most people who have Lyme disease also have to battle candida overgrowth. … Continue reading
My chest x-ray results came back, and it turns out my lungs are normal. I don’t have pulmonary sarcoidosis. Hooray! It’s a no-lung-fungus party up in here! This is mostly great. I don’t need more to be sick with, surely. … Continue reading
It’s a little counterintuitive on the macro level, but light-to-moderate exercise really does make me, a chronically fatigued and in-pain spoon-counter, feel better most of the time. I don’t claim to say this is a universal truth that applies to … Continue reading
It’s been about eight and a half years since I’ve had a doctor willing to work with me on pain management. This has been very, very difficult because Lyme disease IS inflammation (among other things) and, to oversimplify, inflammation IS … Continue reading
My new doctor, Dr. T., thinks I might have pulmonary sarcoidosis, a condition that involves granulomas developing lungwise due to inflammation. Sarcoidosis can also affect the skin and other organs. The diagnosis isn’t confirmed yet, but it would make sense … Continue reading