A Happy Life After Lyme Disease

Last summer my husband Michael was bitten by an infected tick and got Lyme Disease. 

He was one of the lucky ones who was diagnosed correctly soon after his health started to fail.  Many Lyme Disease sufferers are often misdiagnosed and thought to have mental illness, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, to name a few.

The test for Lyme Disease is a simple blood examination, but for some reason many doctors do not do it.  Many feel that it is an ailment that is rare and therefore testing is seen as unnecessary.

I live in Connecticut, the birth place of Lyme Disease.  I have come across so many people who have contracted Lyme Disease so the myth that this disease is a rarity is false.  Many of them were misdiagnosed initially so they had complications in their health like bell’s palsy , depression, and joint aches.  Early diagnosis is key to preventing side effects and getting the virus out of one’s system.

The cure for Lyme Disease is a simple antibiotic.  For some sufferers the medicine cures them within a week.  For others, like Michael, it took almost 7 months and 3 rounds of antibiotics before he got his energy level back and felt like he was back to normal.

Today, he is still taking it easy by not over exerting himself physically, but he now has the strength to carry both kids up again.   His appetite is almost back to normal, but he takes nutritional drinks to help his overall health.


During the worst point of his Lyme disease he could not even get himself out of bed and he was experiencing “phantom pains” that the doctors found inconclusive.

The thing with Lyme Disease is that it takes a long time to fully get out of your system.  Initially you will have spurts of energy which will make you feel like your back, but the weakness will sometimes return.

As one blog reader in New York City told me, it takes a lot of patience.

If you are a Lyme Disease sufferer, do not worry, as quickly as the Lyme Disease entered your life , it will one day disappear.  It takes time for the virus to fully get out of your system, but it will happen.

I hope you have a wonderful day!


9 responses to “A Happy Life After Lyme Disease

  1. so glad that he is well, louise! God is good! it’s also amazing how you were able to stay positive through michael’s illness. you’ve got the gift of joy! continue spreading around your happiness. the world needs it!

    • Hi Sacha! Thanks for the compliment! I guess birds of the same feather flock together…you have the gifts of Joy too. I am so excited about your move to the US!


  2. I love happy endings! 🙂 Like always, your blogs put a smile to my face and this one even made my smile bigger.

  3. Louise, you put another smile on my face. Trying to stay positive throughout all of this, I always say, things happen for a reason. Taking it one step at a time. 🙂

    • Michael says hello. He said it definitely takes awhile. You almost start to think that you won’t get better, then one day you do. I think you sound like a postive thinker so you will be fine sooner than later!

      Have a great evening.


  4. 🙂 Hi Michael!! I am glad you made it to the other side of good health!!!

    I want to wake up tomorrow and say, wow my legs are not heavy anymore..waiting for that day, just got a few symptoms left, and I will be good as new!. PATIENCE… =;)

    Have a goodnight you guys!

  5. Pingback: Lyme check-up day « Dancing with Fireflies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s