The tiny hummingbird is so strong and fierce. This teeny thing travels thousands of miles, wings fluttering in a blur. Taking nearly 250 breaths per minute and a heart rates up to 1250 per minute. The smallest bird in North America, the Ruby Throated Hummingbird is fueling up before heading to Central America for the winter.
This little bird is such a symbol of strength and perseverance. Something that I will need for the days ahead.
For those that have been following me, you know my crazy forays into tall grasses a couple of months ago that caused me to go into Anaphylactic shock. The Lone Star Tick gave me an allergy to meat.
But the ticks were more than generous with their illnesses. I decided to visit a Lymes Disease specialist last week. I’ve been feeling off for about a year. Little things that gradually add up. Little things that one would think was attributed to general aging. Sore knees, headaches, backaches, depression, moodiness, memory loss, shortness of breath and more. It’s my age right? Um…NOPE !
I began the long regime of antibiotics last week and it’ll be quite a while before the Lymes can be kicked out of my system. It’s been quite the learning curve though.
I had visited five doctors in one month, each with their own speciality. NOT ONE, asked if I had a Lymes test. NOT ONE, connected the dots to my long term ailments to tick bites.
(Hummingbird break – Perseverance)
It seems that Chronic Lymes Disease is becoming rampant in the U.S. and is a silent epidemic. Start talking about it with friends and many know someone, or themselves has succumbed to Lymes at one point or another. But U.S. traditional doctor’s don’t believe it exists. It’s almost a conspiracy theory and a wonderful medical documentary helps explain political conditions in the U.S., tied in with the insurance companies.
What’s amazing is this full featured film has been on Youtube since February, 2014, but only has 25,000 views. Hard to imagine considering how devastating and lethal Lymes disease is.
(Start at minute 40 to get to the heart of the matter)
Lymes is best diagnosed by clinical symptoms as the standard Lymes blood test is less than 50% accurate. So the good news is, I’ve got an answer to my ailments and am now under treatment. The bad news? Now that I’m killing the bugs with antibiotics, I feel lousy. So bear with me my dear friends and readers. Sometimes I may only be able to post a photo and a smile.
See you on the other side! Bella