My Buddy in the Woods 


I have had an amazing thing happen. For over ten years it was thought by me and my physicians that I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Oh yeah, and a case of Lyme disease.

I have had a very serious case of Lyme that went undiagnosed for 15 years while I laid flat on my back in bed.

Lyme is not just a single infection, but several that require multiple antibiotics.

Four years ago, I started treatment for Lyme.

Finally, last September, my Lyme doctor prescribed a new antibiotic he had not previously mused.

I started feeling way better in November and December. Right now, I’m feeling better than I have in almost 20 years.

I still have pain attacks every so often. No one will probably ever know what those are from. But other than that, I appear to be doing very well.

My body is terribly deconditioned. It’s hard to tell exactly what my status is physically. But neurologically, things have really improved. I’m able to read a book now. Another first in almost 20 years.

This is where the squirrel comes in. My husband and I went to a park last week for the first time in nearly 20 years.

As we walked along a deserted path, I looked up and here was this squirrel just posing for me. Wow!  It was amazing!

We walked into a swampy area onto a bridge. I was looking through my iPhone camera. All of a sudden, from under the bridge quietly swam eight ducks to feed.

I got some wonderful shots of them feeding. It was like a surreal dream, to be back amongst Mother Nature and her children.

I’m incredibly grateful to have my health back. I’m almost afraid to say this. As I don’t know if it’s true. It kind of feels that way except for the pain.

  8 comments for “My Buddy in the Woods 

  1. February 21, 2016 at 12:40 am

    I am happy for you, thanks for sharing this story!

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  2. February 16, 2016 at 4:55 am

    How wonderful! I’m so glad to hear how well this new treatment is working for you. Hooray for doctors trying new things! Wishing you all the best in your recovery. The squirrel is adorable!

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  3. Carole Jeffries
    February 16, 2016 at 4:40 am

    Well–this surprised me. I opened up the post expecting a colorful abstract and voila! there was a sassy squirrel. How fun that you have been able to walk in the woods and enjoy Mother Nature again. Perfect!

    Carole

    On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 9:04 PM, Kerry C. Mitchells Adventures wrote:

    > Kerry C. Mitchell posted: ” I have had an amazing thing happen. For over > ten years it was thought by me and my physicians that I have fibromyalgia > and chronic fatigue syndrome. Oh yeah, and a case of Lyme disease. I have > had a very serious case of Lyme that went ” >

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    • February 16, 2016 at 4:44 am

      Hi Carole, I think I may post more photos. If I ever get back to the park.

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  4. February 15, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    So great to hear the good news! All the best, my friend! Take care, and enjoy Nature! 🙂 X

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