I’m doing well! I had an incredibly difficult summer, marked by a six-week nightmare of symptoms in which I could barely peel myself up off the living room floor, but the prayers of many and getting off Mepron removed the worst of the symptoms (my body had become allergic to Mepron after eight months of treatment!). Over the past six weeks, however, I have returned to an exceptionally good state of health. ART testing reveals that my borrelia, bartonella and other infections are either gone or under control. Of the six or seven species of babesia that I tested positive for via ART and an Asyra machine, only two currently remain in my body. I am now off all antibiotics and am treating babesia and a rikettsia infection with only herbal remedies, including Nutramedix’s noni, banderol, and mora. Artemisinin mixed with PhosChol and grapefruit juice (to increase absorption) continue to be important, as well as a variety of supportive supplements.
After this year, I will likely be getting off of the treatment treadmill for awhile. I think I’m nearly done treating the tick-borne infections that have been throwing a party in my body over the past twenty-plus years! At least for now. What I suspect mostly remains for me after this point in my healing journey is repairing my body from the damage that Lyme has caused, especially to my autonomic nervous system and endocrine system. Thankfully, though, life is starting to feel normal again. My excessive need for sleep yet requires me to be efficient with my time, and I still can’t get up at 7 AM and climb mountains like most healthy people my age, but I am getting there. Things are good again and I’m believing God “to restore all the years that the locusts have stolen away.” (Joel 2:25)