I'm happy for you! It's so nice to have a doctor you can put some trust in.
And thanks for posting your plan. You answered one of my questions that has been driving me nuts.
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Also, so that you know that pacing yourself is very important - you might consult this when you get to the point where you are ready. I've seen so many here have a good day, run to the sun and then burn and crash - unable to even move for a month. Pacing is everything.
So, during this time, follow your doctors advice and do move some but not too much. My guess is that your kids will keep you moving and involved in the joys of life (even if under a sun umbrella).
Yoga or Tai Chi (or Qi Gong) are also some exercises that nourish rather than deplete during rehabilitation phases.
My son used Durascreen when he was on Doxy. He didn't burn and he has fair skin and red hair. He went to a water park for the afternoon and didn't burn. We applied the lotion every couple of hours.
Someone on Lymenet suggested Durascreen a long time ago and we have used it since that time.
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I am so glad that your first appt went well.
Don't expect too much too soon.
Take it one step at a time and look forward to the future.
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also on protecting your eyes....NOIR sunglasses!
cathy, i was going to post about this, but again, the site doesn't allow me to copy/paste there...
after you return from graduation and REST UP, could you copy any of this or all to your journal to educate others on doxy's effect? thanks my friend! xox
EYE SENSITIVIES & NOIR, no infrared sunglasses info.,
2-28-06 updated YES, I have what you have! Are you on doxy too? That made my extreme eyes 200% MORE sensitive than they we were earlier. I learned a lot about eye sensitivity/lighting on
You will need 2% amber and 10% amber ... Style no. 901 and 910. 1-800-521-9746 TOLL- FREE, ONE YEAR GUARANTEE! *************************************
mention you have lyme and marshall protocol, they will give you 10% off! I'm NOT on MProtocol, but mention it anyway. I was on their new board almost 12 months!
Also they have been kind enough to replace the SCRATCHED LENSES & BROKEN BOWS! How's that for service? I'VE NOT had to return broken/scratched lenses!!
In fact, I have a terrible time where they drop to the floor, and 1 of bows will break off the connecting PLASTIC piece connecting to the lense itself. They just take the info over the phone from YOUR STATE'S REP!
I don't drive often at night, but I can wear NOIR's 901 lenses at night while driving; it creates soft candle lights coming at me...tolerable. NOT to wear in town with all the action of people crossing where they shouldn't be.
Driving daylight hours, be sure to wear DRIVING GLOVES and a LONG SLEEVE SHIRT/JACKET so you will NOT SUNBURN ! I got burnt bad on my 1st out of state trip to new LLMD in Minn.
I wear my darkest tinted RX sunglasses always with my NOIR wraparounds over them, and my floppy straw hat too; shields my face/side views
NOTE: Wearing sunglasses that BLOCK ULTRA VIOLET LIGHT, help to prevent CATARACTS.
There is also something that is called "Scheerer's phenomenon" or "blue field entoptic phenomenon". This is basically the ability to see white blood cells traveling through in the squiggly capillaries of your retinas... especially when looking at a blue light. (like the sky) When a leukocyte travels through.. it makes a wiggling motion. The link below is v\ery interesting and even has an impression of this phenomenon. "Scheerer's phenomenon"