I finally made the decision to seek out a naturopathic physician in the area to help me deal with GERD. But the day I made that appointment, oops. I cam down with the “flu.”
Lesson #2: Never take your health and wellness for granted.
Oh, yes. I do all the right things. I exercise, I eat right, I have a social network. I can be energetic but I can also relax. I attend to my spiritual needs. I meditate! I am, let’s face it, freaking invincible! Until all of a sudden I am body slammed into bed with a fatigue so crushing I really don’t understand what hit me. I was feverish and then chilled to the core. I ached. It felt like the flu, What can you do about that but drink water and rest, wait it out? Except after four days, I happened to notice what at first looked like a bad bruise, although it didn’t hurt, on my back. It grew throughout the day.
I’ll skip all the details and get to the point. I have Lyme disease from a tick bite I don’t remember getting. But there have been warnings about the number of ticks and the incidence of Lyme disease having exploded in this area all summer long.
Ironic note: I lived for years next to a several acres field of tall grasses where deer often passed through. I am sure it was loaded with ticks. I had a garden where I spent lots of time all summers. I move into a condo in town where I have no garden to tend and my walks are on paved sidewalks and wham! Really, take nothing for granted.
to be continued . . .