Saturday, June 28, 2008

Be Aware!

I thought if I just didn't write about it maybe it would all go away but at least I think we've actually solved something. As many of you know, for a month now I have had horrible knee pain, even to the point where I could barely even walk. Doctors visits, x-rays and later an MRI showed nothing. I was left with taking tons of pain meds and going to physical therepy 2x a week just hoping it would get better. However, for the past 2 weeks I've been feeling absolutely exhausted, week, dizzy spells, headaches, irritable, etc. Kylee has been asking, "When is mom ever going to be better?" and has tried hard to comfort me at times when I begin to break down. We have been quite the scene at Hershey Park as Sky pushes me in a wheelchair with Kylee on my lap and Lexi in the backpack. Anyway, I know I should get to the point. After more blood work this week it looks like I probably have Lyme's Disease. Sooooo BE AWARE...I had no rash, no bulls eye, haven't been in the woods, don't ever walk in long grass and just hope my kids don't show up with a tick on them. Dude, I'm shocked!!! I know I should be happy to have an answer, but can't believe we've gone through what we have for a month now to discover that it is probably Lyme's. I hope the antibiotics kick in fast and can clear this mess up. It has been one crazy year of health issues for me but I have definitely learned not to take my health for granted. Every healthy day I have I've learned to cherish. The simple joys of just running up and down the street with Kylee or pushing the girls in a stroller are activities I am even more thankful for now. I have to put a late Happy Father's Day in for Skylar who continues to be amazing through all of this. Wow, am I happy to have a husband that understands all the medical lingo and can explain many things in terms that I can maybe begin to understand. It has come in very handy over the past year. He has been awesome picking up all of the slack lately and being Mr. Mom. I love watching him play with the girls and he truly is one of Kylee's best playmates. They have non-stop energy together................Anyway, beware of LYME"S!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

Annie said...

NO WAY. That's crazy. I'm glad it wasn't anything more serious and you finally have an answer. I can't wait until you feel better! My goodness.

Hansen Family said...

I hope it gets better fast!!! Take care.

Natalie said...

Wow Cheryl I can't believe you have lyme disease. You were just going in to have it x-rayed when I was there. I sure hope you get better soon!

hoday said...

Cheryl! You're not going to believe this, but I was just thinking that maybe it could be that. Oh, that really stinks, but hopefully this treatment will kick in and you have found it early enough to avoid long term problems. John and I have been amazed at the number of ticks we've seen since moving here. Everyone, get out the bug spray!

Jill Bowman said...

That is good to know. We actually found a tick on Hailey a couple weeks before we left Hershey. We watched her really close, but that is crazy! We miss you guys!

Nate and Jen Poulson said...

Are you serious???
My guess is you got it at the pond?
I knew it was going to be something crazy like that.
Good now we can play again.

The Jones Family said...

Whoa. Sorry about the bad luck!! Love all of the pictures on your blog. Haven't checked it for a while and it makes me homesick for Herhsey! Hope all is well!

Parkinson Family said...

sorry to hear that, glad you found out what it was though, hope you get better soon!

Kristin said...

I am so sorry to hear this news. I will be sure to remember you in my prayers. Hope you get feeling better soon. XOXOXO

Laura said...

I read this part of your blog now!!!! I didn't know Kelly and Rich came to see you. That's awesome. I looked at her blog tonight too. We are praying for ya!