March 21st, 2011. My birthday. Prayer to be well.


Today is my birthday, and I am not sure what to think about it.  As I have mentioned before, and will mention again, I just pray that God will remove the root of what’s causing this.  I want to heal from this chronic lyme disease and anything else that I might have going on.

This is what I have battled for the past 4 years:

-Ear pain (constant, dull, aching, daily)
-Extreme dry mouth (cotton mouth, and it doesn’t matter how much water I drink)
-Enlarged neck/throat (lymph) glands
-Lump in throat sensation (It will randomly feel like I have a golf ball in my throat)
-Headache/Migraines
-Neck/shoulder pain (I will often wake up with EXTREME stiffness in my entire body, and sometimes, randomly my neck/shoulders will just burn)
-Buzzing in ears (I get tinnitus)
-Tinging in hands/feet/face (I was even checked for MS -Multiple Sclerosis because of this — this random “tingling”)
-Night Sweats (Part of Babesia — Tick’s co-infection)
-Hot and Cold flashes (Erin and I actually joked that I was going through “menopause” early when this started happening, and I really began wondering this.  It was the most peculiar thing ever)
-Mouth sores (I get little canker sores — clear bubbles in my mouth at random times — usually a single or couple bubbles typically behind my front lip)
-Fatigue (Extreme, and every day)
-Joint pain (I often get joint pain in my hands and fingers.  I actually thought I had arthritis at one point, but X-rays showed it to be negative for arthritis.  Lyme causes “Arthritic myalgia”)
-Yellow-ish (light), “tired” eyes (My eyes have lost their “vitality” I have described)
-Dry skin and hair  (My hair feels like straw/hay now)
-Hair loss (Every time I take a shower, more and more hair falls out)
-Extreme sensitivity to heat and cold (When others are warm, I am uncomfortably hot, and when others are comfortable, I am incredibly cold)
-Brittle nails (they no longer grow)
-Dry eyes and tear-ducts (My eye doctor said that my tear ducts dry up every “2 seconds” and they’re only supposed to dry up every “13″ seconds)
-Foul-smelling boogers (Sounds strange, I know, but this is definitely something I have noticed that started very early on when I became sick.  I imagine there is some bacteria up there, specifically lyme-causing bacteria)
-Increased ear-wax (Again, something trivial, but I have noticed)
-Dizziness/nausea — “off balance” feeling
-Weight gain (I gained 15 lbs in a short span of months around March 2010)
-Weight loss (Since Jan I have dropped 10-15 lbs.  I am now between 118-120 lbs).
-Frequent and slow healing infections (I get infections constantly, especially in my fingers when I try and bite my nails, and they take days to heal.  I am beginning to wonder if I am developing an immunity towards the Neosporin I have been using)
-Increasing depression, anxiety, and insomnia
-Vision difficulties (My vision has changed — things are blurry now, my eyesight has worsened, and I have developed a very small astigmatism)
-Weakness in limbs (There have been a couple of times where I was so weak I could not even get up, and I thought I might have to be admitted to the ER)
-Hands, feet, nose ice cold randomly (often)
-Unusual abdominal cramping (Out of nowhere I will get pain in my abdominal region; I will also get menstrual cramping randomly when I am not on my period)
-Random rashes (Most recent being March 17th after drinking a freshly squeezed homemade juice drink that I have had before.  Within a few minutes of drinking the drink my tongue slightly swelled up, and I ended up getting a random, unusual shaped, red, slightly raised rash on my left knee cap which did not subside with Benedryl “quick strip.”  The rash remained on my leg for 3 solid days).
-Food sensitives (I have developed a food sensitivity to blackberries and some soy-made products)

Me when I had the most vitality ever:

 

 

 

(Below)  Right before I was infected with Borrelia…

After being infected with Borrelia:

Please pray for me on my birthday, for renewed health, vitality, and productivity.

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