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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Rebuilding After Lyme Disease

After a disease like Lyme is over, one needs to begin rebuilding.  There is so much collateral damage that has occurred in its wake. Where to begin?  I'd like to start by making a list of some of the damage.

  • rebuild lost muscle tone
  • regrow hair
  • catch up on sleep
  • loose/gain weight, depending on the individual
  • regain self-confidence
  • rebuild relationships/friendships
  • become a productive person at home/work
  • rebuild a positive, hopeful attitude about life
I am sure that there are other things that I am forgetting.  The list of things that I need to work on isn't only physical, it's mental, social, financial, and emotional.  Lyme disease is isolating and depressing, even with a supportive network of friends, family, and medical professionals.  It will take a lot of time and effort to get back to the way that I was only a couple of years ago.