The last few days has been going well for me. I’m so happy! I’m still sick, but I’m pushing myself to get back into my life as much as possible. I started going to a LGBTQ+ youth group on Wednesday nights. That has been fun. It’s nice to be around people again. Everyone was super nice and supportive. This coming week is Pride where I live. I’m volunteering to help when I can, that should be fun. I am also going to start going to my voice teacher again. She does voice rehabilitation, which I think would be good for me. I have major lung/breathing problems, so I’m hoping she can help.
Today I did a lot. I woke up at 7:00am and didn’t rest all day. I went to my GED orientation and took several pre-tests. This was so they could see where I need help. I tested in math and literature. I didn’t think I would do well on the math tests, but surprisingly I did nicely. I also got advanced on my writing and reading. The tests took a couple of hours. Luckily I finished early and I could leave when I was done. I’m proud of myself, because I have many brain issues due to my Lyme disease, but I still succeeded. Plus I haven’t been in school for a long time.
After I was done my mom and I went to lunch. That was really nice. We ate outside in the sun and talked. It felt like I was really living again. My mom kept saying that she would look at me and couldn’t believe I am able to do what I’ve been doing. After lunch we went to go get a gift for a friend we met in Germany. All of this took up most of the day.
I’m really tired, but I haven’t crashed yet. I’m trying to push myself as much as possible. I’ve been walking more, even though it’s hard. I didn’t use my wheelchair at all today, only my cane! It’s amazing how far I’ve come. I still have most of my symptoms, but they are less severe. I realized that once you’ve gone through so much, you get pretty tough. I think if I was like this a year ago, I would be in bed. Now that I’ve gone through much worse I have became stronger.
I hope this inspires other Lymies that you can get better. It may be slow, but you just have to stick it out. I know it’s really hard to do that sometimes, but keep hope. Like I said, I’m not 100% better, not even close, but I’m on my way to being healthy. It may take years, but eventually I’ll be symptom free.