For a girl who has never kept track of her period, I can now tell you at any given moment where I am in my menstrual cycle. (sorry guys – another girlie post). I guess that’s one benefit of having Lyme – I’ll never be surprised when I get my period 🙂 I can tell you right now that I am smack dab in the middle of my cycle. My Lyme symptoms have almost vanished! It is a beautiful thing! When I woke up yesterday without a migraine, with only your normal aches and pains of a 30 something year old, I almost did cartwheels (except I have a bad wrist – no it’s not what you think! It’s totally not Lyme related! Too much Group Power!) and today I woke up again, without a migraine, and for two days in a row no nagging jaw pain. I am overcome with joy that I can walk around freely and not have a heating pad attached to my face like some sort of abnormal growth on my chin. It’s just me and my beautiful self 🙂
I even had a dream that I went running…. it didn’t actually happen, but I dreamt it! That has to mean something, right? Quick update on my medical journey. After my initial consultation with the Lyme specialist, I was given a script for blood work. With my insurance, I have to to Lab Corp to get blood drawn. So, like a good little minion, I went to the closest Lab Corp, where I was told that they did not do the CORTISOL FREE & TOTAL test any more. They had discontinued that test – but they would do the others that the doctor requested. I thought that was odd, since I was just at the doctor’s office, the day before that …. why would he request a test that was either out dated or no longer used. I called the doctors office to give them a heads up that my blood work would not be complete and asked what I should do. They sent me a new script specifically for the Cortisol Free & Total and suggested that I go to Quest. They also mentioned that my numbers would now be off a bit because the tests were done on two different days. Lovely.
I had an appointment set for last week, but because of all of this lovely (yes, LOVELY) snow, I’ve had to reschedule a few times. My appointment is now set for tomorrow. Aside from the tests being done almost a month apart, we may not even have the results for the Cortisol Free & Total before my follow up appointment next week – which by the way, is all out of pocket and could possibly be another $500. But you can’t put a price tag on health, right? And I have a hubby who is accustomed to being in debt, so it’s all good 🙂
But the more I think about this test, the more I think about how controversial this whole Lyme thing is. So, what’s the deal with this test? Why does Lab Corp not cover it? What does it reveal? If you know me, you know that I will now look into this and find out for myself. And I will report back with my findings. It’s just amazing isn’t it? Where does the corruption end? The doctors, the insurance companies, drug companies, the pharmacies?
It’s days like this that make me wish I had enough money to retire and devote my entire day to our church. I love Calvary Chapel Bellmawr, I love the people, the worship, the services, the various ministries . . . it’s my home (my temporary home anyway). I hate that I spend 8 hours a day in front of a computer not glorifying God, but instead promoting the company that I work for. Because there is corruption here too. Just like any job. But not with God. God is honest and pure. And he has amazing promises for us. We just have to listen . . . .
By which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.