The beginning of week #4

Oh how I enjoyed the week break of meds last week. Funny thing about Lyme is even when you are on a “break” week, there are still 25 (+) pills you take daily. The only thing missing is the big nasty stuff – the antibiotics – which just push you over the edge of feeling like total hell.

I was able to regain my appetite last week (somewhat) which was nice. I don’t feel like I’ve enjoyed a full meal since starting this process. It was nice to actually eat something and not have the smell or taste of it make me vomit.

I’ve already had to put in refills for most all of my supplements and antibiotics. I think, in just 4 weeks, I’m getting close to the $1,000 mark with meds cost. That’s including what is actually covered by my fairly decent health insurance plan. I can’t imagine what it would be like if I was paying out of pocket for each and every little thing. I was able to find a mail-order supplier for the Deplin which was ungodly expensive at Target. The new cost is for a 90 day supply and it’s down to $200.00. Let’s just hope this place is quick to ship. The compounding pharmacy that makes my low-dose Naltrexone is closed during the week of Christmas and so I went ahead and put in a refill for that too – which is another $75.00. Ugh. This just keeps adding up. Things are tight around here, so I’m just piling on the expenses on a credit card (something we never do here) and will figure out how to pay it off soon.

Speaking of which, I have some absolutely amazing friends that I met on IVillage during my infertility journey that have been so incredibly supportive during this new and difficult journey. One of my friends sent me this lovely bracelet and keychain that says “Strength” for Lyme Disease Awareness and Support.

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Then, today as I was about to post this blog post, a huge box arrived from Omaha Steaks filled with food along with chocolate and books. It was so incredibly sweet.

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I’m so lucky to have such an incredible support system with these ladies. Honestly, they’re more of a support than any of my “real” friends have ever been. We’ve all been through so much, and I don’t know what I would do without them.

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