Las Vegas and Lyme Symptoms

Posted January 18, 2015.  Here is a picture I took as I drove through the desert this morning from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.  I left at 5 AM as my meetings here in Vegas started at 9.  I had to stop to catch this sunrise greeting.  It was a beautiful, lonely drive, miles through the open desert of California and Nevada.  And then always so unexpected to come upon the bustling energy of Las Vegas after passing by roadrunners, sleepy coyote and quiet cacti for miles.

My meetings are over now and of course, as per tradition in Vegas, right (?), time to go out and hit the strip.  First a big dinner I’m to attend and then out in all the craziness.  For some reason this trip I have so many memories of the time I came here on a final Lyme disease test.  I was still loaded with antibiotics back then, in fact I was taking 5 different ones at the time, in addition to herbs. I was here with one of my best friends who is a doctor.  He kept saying, “This is too nutty you taking all those pills, you know they are going to kill you.”  (Needless to say he isn’t a Lyme doctor and has no idea what hoops you have to jump through to kill lyme.)

I just laughed and kept popping the pills.  I knew the day was coming near when I wouldn’t be taking all those pills anymore and I really had to put myself to the test.  Could I handle Las Vegas?  The lights and all the craziness?  (Lyme disease patients are notorious for light sensitivity.) We stayed out almost all night for a few nights, had tons of fun, went to the David Copperfield show and my friend even got “disappeared” by David Copperfield’s magic. (He later reappeared!)

As each moment passed I was more thrilled, because nothing bothered me.  All the lights, crowds, noise, everything, were OK.  In fact, it was wonderful to be part of it, having been housebound and in pain for so long.


Las Vegas and Lyme Disease

Las Vegas and Lyme Disease

That was almost 5 years ago.  I passed the Las Vegas test then, and shortly thereafter my LLMD had me stop all medication. I’m glad to have good memories of healing from Lyme disease, to have experienced a beautiful sunrise over the desert this morning and to be here, in funny Las Vegas again.




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