personal journey with lyme disease

A blog a day? March 6, 2013

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Wow, so much for saying it shouldn’t be hard to spend 15 minutes writing a blog each day – it’s after 6 now, I have no idea what is for dinner (and I really don’t care) and here I am.

I have started a new schedule in the morning of using a portable infrared sauna for 15 minutes every other day to detox.  Most people I know do this at night and then shower and say they sleep well.  Well, not me – I would sweat ALL night and I have enough sleep issues as it is now.  Monday, the first day I used the sauna, I did not sweat at all while I was in it.  I sweat when it reaches 65 degrees out – what is going on?  Then I showered and then I started sweating….for the next two hours.  OK, so I’m slow to the process. ( I have also added homemade smoothies to help detox as my other meal besides dinner.)  I was tempted to try it again on Tuesday, but realized that I could be making a big mistake as I am still titrating the Rifampin and herxing from that medication.  I did not need to send my body into a spiral when I only have the fabulous 15 year old Cairn terrier, Madge, to help me.

I woke up today, dry brushed my skin while the sauna was heating up, grabbed my Kindle to watch EPIC FAILS on youtube and in I went.  OM What the heck?!? I was sweating before I even turned the Kindle on!  Yes, that’s what’s supposed to happen.  Uh-oh, I forgot about my PICC line and what if that gets wet? That would mean a nurse visit and dressing change.  Luckily, just the tubular gauze that covers the dressing just got damp.  Now to the shower where I continued to sweat.  Now to get dressed…..and sweat.  Dry my hair – I don’t think so.  After about 2 hours and my IV and being on Facebook, the sweating stopped.  Then I got cold. Shivering cold. Ridiculously cold.  I went to my recliner, turned the heat on and wrapped up in a blanket AND fell asleep.  That isn’t what I wanted either, but I certainly don’t want to be doing that every other night when Dave is home and I actually have company (sorry, Madge, you just want me for treats).

Noon and I haven’t had a bunch of pills or anything to eat.  Smoothie and pills away!  I get through some paperwork and make a few phone calls and Amy shows up for the highlight of my past 6 weeks; going for a haircut.  Yep, love seeing Amy, but need that haircut, need to get out of the house and see my friend, Jen and feel better about myself.  I’m a simple girl, no need to try and cover my whites as they are well earned and look like highlights.  Now I won’t mind sweating so much as my hair won’t be sticking to my face and neck.  It’s those little things in life that mean so much to me.  It’s what makes me able to get back in that sauna come Friday and sweat the toxins out of me.  Oh, Lyme and your friends, you have picked on the wrong person!  Till tomorrow, goodnight!


4 Responses to “A blog a day?”

  1. Cindy Zelman Says:

    It’s really great to see you blogging on a regular basis, Kathi. Your blogs are so interesting, providing a picture of your life, and your sense of humor always shines through. Keep it up… xo


  2. far infrared Says:

    i like your blog you posts on everything


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