Last Giveaway for the Year!

I am now two weeks into treatment, and am finally experiencing the joys of what is called The Herx Effect.  This is what happens as the Lyme Disease begins to die off, and it makes you feel like you are going through something akin to drug withdrawal.  

For me, this is not a set-back, but rather it is getting me closer to healing.  And thankfully, the Tramadol does help to take the edge off.  If I had to describe what I’m feeling, I would say that it’s like having the flu, only the entirety of my skin hurts.

So much so, that if I weren’t cold, I informed my horrified children that I would be conducting the rest of my day in my birthday suit.

Which encouraged the children to seek the opportunity to play out of doors.  Instead of indoors.  Making all manner of racket.  

Tell me that I’m not brilliant.

To take my mind off of my woes, I am happy to announce that I have one more giveaway of a $100 MasterCard Gift card, courtesy of BlogHer.  This is a post you will enjoy if you like to SHOP ONLINE.  Which I do.  Head over to my Review/Giveaway page to enter.  Entries close on 12/31, so there’s not much time!

5 Responses to Last Giveaway for the Year!

  • I have 3 boys to shop for, and it gets expensive fast! I could sure use this gift card 😉 Thank you!

  • Oh, ow! I’m sorry this part is painful, and I’m definitely praying for relief and healing for you! How long does your doctor think the herx reactions will last?

  • Bless your heart. I’m sorry you’re feeling yucky, but glad that it’s a step in the right direction. Your description about all of your skin hurting – the one time I had the REAL flu, my skin did hurt. My husband and I were newlyweds, and we spent days in bed not touching at all, because even the air molecules bouncing off of our bodies was uncomfortable.

    Feel better soon! Die, Lyme, die!!

  • I’m sure it’s terribly painful, but I bet it almost feels good just knowing the Lyme is dying off! Kind of like being really sore from working out, it almost feels good just because you know you’re burning fat. 🙂

  • Hmmm….so the little buggers dying off is KINDA like a Christmas gift, right? 🙂

    Praying for quick healing!