So I had 2 messages from my doctor last night when I got home. She said that she'd gotten my lab results and had figured out what was wrong. She called in a prescription for doxicycline which I started last night, then this morning she confirmed what I'd thought was the case earlier. I have Lyme Disease.
My doctor was shocked. She's never had a patient test positive for Lyme. It's actually fairly uncommon in this area. I guess I'm just lucky. Or maybe I just want to be like Aravis! Of course, I didn't get to have the fun telltale rash, so that made diagnosis a little slower than otherwise would be the case.
Luckily, this also means I have not been contagious to anyone around me, unless they happen to be a tick and I didn't know. Yay!
I know that Lyme can be a scary disease, but it seems like we are catching it early and the meds should knock it out. Besides, I've been entertaining notions of leukemia and myeloma, so I was probably the happiest person ever to get this diagnosis.
I still feel like crap, and may for several more days or even a week, but I'm on the road to wellness. That's the best part of it all.