It has been forever since I have written anything in Czechmate Diary and that is because I have got a lot going on these days – the good and the bad.
First of all, I have wanted to go back to the Czech Republic but the stress of it all just wore me down and I got really sick. Turns out that this ‘sickness’ wasn’t just stress, it was also a re-awakened Lyme disease! Can you believe it?? I have been suffering with strange, migrating symptoms for about 20 years, went to many doctors and most of them just shrugged their shoulders and either said it was the ‘nerves’ or some kind of dysautonomia. Just recently I connected with a friend that had similar issues who was diagnosed with Lyme disease. I got tested through the mainstream laboratory once before and the test came back negative. But the more I talked to my friend Rachel and the more research I did on my own, the faster I was realizing how hard it is to actually diagnose a chronic (late) Lyme. This time I got therefore tested via IgenX which specializes in Lyme and other tick-born diseases. And I came back Lyme-positive. Now it all makes sense!! As a kid I loved to run around the Czech woods with my friends and we were getting ticks quite often. I don’t remember the exact ones but I know I had some. When I was about 15 years old I got vaccinated against the tick-born encephalitis but the vaccination was discontinued (strange…). [click to continue…]If you liked this post buy me a coffee! (Suggested:$3 a latte $8 for a pound) Thanks!