Okay, so I have to update on my current doctor situation. A short synopsis of where we have been the past several months (as far as the Lyme goes, that is):
I've seen a good integrative medicine specialist who is the first dr who was courageous enough to officially give me the Lyme dx. However with that doctor I was/am not getting any Lyme-specific treatment. Now, I am 100% behind all of the restorative supplements he has me taking because I believe all of them are absolutely essential to rebuilding my body's systems so they will eventually function like they're supposed to. However I also had the very strong gut feeling that I need to find a dr who will address the Lyme and co and treat it specifically.
So a few months ago I made an appointment with an excellent dr in Nashville (5 hours away) but he didn't have an opening until April of next year. So I then contacted a dr in Pennsylvania (also 5 hours away), and he had an opening November 13. So that's what was on our books for the past couple of weeks--the November 13th appt. Which still is a little ways away but closer than April!
Anyway, the past couple of weeks have been rough, like I mentioned the other night. But yesterday my mom got word from a friend who lives in Brooklyn who has been on the dr search for us and who gave us the name of a great LLMD in NYC who had an opening SEPTEMBER 9TH!! So yes, we are driving the 10+ hours one-way (so 20+ round trip driving time) to NYC in just under 2 weeks!! Which means that hopefully in 2 weeks or so I will have been able to already start on actual Lyme treatment along with my supplements I've been taking for 3 months. That's so exciting! Just knowing that we have a time frame for when we will be able to start the treatment that will eventually (yeah, probably years, but still) give me my life back....so stoked for that!!
But I have to share what a God thing this is...
This friend we have in Brooklyn....my mom and I actually became great friends with this woman and her 3 kids when we were all staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore at the same time in 2004. At the time I was receiving treatment in the eating disorders program at Johns Hopkins Hospital and after a while I was able to stay at the RMH with my mom evenings/nights/weekends. Anyway, we became so incredibly close with this family--and then once we got back here to KY we stayed in contact for a while but then lost numbers and emails, etc.
Fast forward to about 1.5-2 years ago when we were first able to reconnect with them after so long. Even with that, our talking has been sporadic....BUT when mom told her what was going on with me, she immediately set out to help us find a dr who was highly recommended AND who could get me in quickly. WHO WOULD'VE THOUGHT that this family we connected with in Baltimore 9.5 years ago, under not-so-great circumstances for either of our families would be the instrumental factor in me getting an appointment with an LLMD in New York 9.5 years down the road?!
If that's not an absolute GOD thing, I don't know what is!!
I just had to share the good news and the total God-awesomeness that happened the past couple of days. As I always say, God takes care of His children.