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Thursday, September 10, 2009

New Treatment plans..

On Tuesday I went to the pain management team at Children's hospital. They were very nice and open to discuss anything. All they did was put me on Elevil at bedtime. It's suppose to help with sleep and pain, but it won't start working for 3-4 weeks. I had an EKG there because the medicine I'm on can mess up your heart.
Wednesday I went to Seminole. The doctor was really great! She knows about all the controversies with Lyme. She said she has treated so many people with Lyme. What?! Lyme in Oklahoma..it's true. I'm glad at least one doctor in the state actually knows that it is becoming a big problem. We were at the doctor for about 4 hours talking to her. She also did some blood work on my thyroid. I'm having more neurological symptoms so she said that the Lyme is spreading more to my brain. That's not good at all. She wants me to do IV antibiotics everyday for at least 3 months. So I got my first dose yesterday at her clinic. Antibiotics make me so sick. Last time I was on them I was in the Emergency Room several nights in a row..it was bad. Last night I was up all night with a migraine and today I feel horrible. She also put me on more shots and supplements. It's crazy how much I'm on right now. So please pray that the 3 months of antibiotics do more help than harm.. I'm really scared to be on them, but it's our only option right now. I'm so thankful that we found a doctor that is actually on our side of this battle!
I hope you have a great weekend!

"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:14
“Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4

6 comments:

  1. I am praying for you! I hope the antibiotics help. I enjoy reading your blog. You are so strong!
    By the way, not a complete random person. I attend MRCC and I'm your brother's Journey Man on Sunday AMs.
    Stacey B mentioned you are reading the What A Girl Wants Series. SO good, huh? If you want more Chick-Lit books let me know. I'll hook you up. I have plenty. I can give them to Stacey or Landon to pass on to you.

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  2. Victoria,
    I enjoy reading your blog and I too am not a completely random person :). I am a life-long member of MRCC and I've been living in Pennsylvania for over a year where I'm attending medical school. We learned about Lyme disease and the horrible complications with it. I am praying for you and the doctors treating you that they may find a way to make you more comfortable and healthy. You are such a strong person and it is encouraging to see how you are leaning to God through the good days and bad.
    ~Lauren (Vanhooser) Jacoby

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  3. So great to hear that you got some positive news for once! I hope everything improves from here. Praying for you daily. By the way, love the new blog look. ;o)

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  4. Ok chick, thank you so much for praying for me and the encouragement. I will pray for you while you help with the 5th graders. You need lots of prayers cause they are CRAZY! :) I would love to borrow some books from you!
    Thank you again!

    Lauren, That is great that you are going to medical school! What area do you want to work in? I'm so glad that you are learning about Lyme disease. It's a very complicated disease. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement! :)

    Stacey, Thank you for everything! I'm almost done with all the books you let me borrow. They are great! haha thanks, I thought a new blog design would be good!

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  5. Would you like for me to pick out a book for you? I seriously have a book shelf full of chick-lit books. I have a few of the Spa Girl Series, it's the next series Kristin Billerbeck wrote. I can give the book to Stacey B Wednesday night.

    By the way, thanks for the prayers. The 5th graders can be crazy. I mean, just last week your brother talked me into giving him a doughnut just because he wanted one. HA!

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