First of all, I am thrilled to report that one of us Lam girls is going to be [possibly] [hopefully] [rejoicingly] finishing with treatment in the next 2-3 months! My littlest Lymie will be set free of treatments after this next few months. We are SUPER hopeful for this to happen and are more than excited for her to start living like a "normal" kid again real soon. She is the youngest, so she's been the easiest one to treat. The other two little Lymies will continue treatment along with yours truly, dear old mom. The girls, however, do have a lot less time to treat compared to myself.
So... onto a PICC update! I have successfully had my PICC line in place for 14 weeks today. It has become a part of me in many ways, and life is "normal" with it. Yes, my husband still has to wash me and my hair in the shower... He's a good man. Yes, I still have twice daily infusions... It's boring. But I seem to have found a good relationship with PICCy. My nurse can not believe it's been in so successfully for 14 weeks without problem, except for the stupid adhesive burns I get. Yeah, those are frustrating. Even today, my skin tore when she took the tegaderm off, and boy does the betadine sting when she has to clean the area! WHOOO!!
Even though the meds have been going well and the PICC itself has been good, I have been struggling with my symptoms. And here's why: my LLND ran some new and quite specific tests that were developed by Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker, and we discovered that I have a very high chemical toxicity. It's so bad that it is worse than the Lyme right now. Basically, what this means is that my body isn't detoxing the way it should... Even with the efforts I make. The fresh lemon juice in my water all day long, the Epsom Salt baths, the Milk Thistle, juicing fresh veggies including greens and beets, etc.
So now I am also infusing a compounded substance called Glutathione (pronounced gloot-a-thigh-own), which is basically our bodies' number one antioxidant that it makes. This should be helping to clear my "methylation pathways," or the detoxing pathways, in my body, so that those nasty toxins have a way to escape.
So, that's the latest. Glutathione. If you want to hear someone who sounds awesome say it, check this video out, of an amazing Lyme (and much more) doctor, who happens to be German. This is Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, who is absolutely amazing. Did I say he was amazing? Yeah. If you want about a 45-minute teaching on the 5 pathways to health, basically, watch all 5 parts of his "Fundamental Teachings" on YouTube. Anyway, he says "glutathione" within the first minute, so it's a quick listen. :)
So there you have it. Pretty great. Love that doctor. He's truly a great in this world. AAAAANYWAY...
So I am pushing glutathione on Saturdays. I have had to miss a few because it's expensive. It's $40 per treatment. Which just adds to the pile of money we have flying out every week... But this one is a pre-pay only, so if we don't have the money, we don't get the treatment. Will be back on track next week with it. Can't wait for that. It does help a whole lot.
Hope you all are doing well out there! Thanks for joining us on our journey. Peace, love, and cider mugs, y'all! Stay warm!!!