hey there delymelah!

hi everyone,

I'm back! I know it's been a while since i've written. why haven't i written lately? you might ask. it's because I haven't felt like it. #notsorry. 

It's actually because I've been really busy, which in my mind is a good thing! This post is basically for all of you nosy people wondering what I'm doing with my life and what treatment looks like these days. It's okay. It's what social media and blogs are for. 

A lot of you have asked how it's going, so the short version is: I'm now in Austin, and it's great! People here are CRAZY nice and weird and love dogs and it's awesome. 

The tech industry is thriving here and I feel like I've learned more in the past two months than I have in the past year. I'm really thankful because being a woman in tech is never easy, but people at Capital Factory make it doable; they treat me as a peer (hi, friends!) and it's awesome. We're launching Olivia this fall (get yourself on that waiting list and I'll hook you up!) so it's been a lot of work and a lot of fun all at the same time.

And again, for you nosy people, we're still slowly trucking along treatment-wise. My family and doctors they see slow improvements, so it's all about slow and steady winning the race. 

Now that the first year of treatment and preliminary testing is over, I'm seeing my doctors every 3-6 months for checkups in Dallas.

For you #Lyme people, here's what my treatment looks like these days:

s***load of probiotics (like, 500 billion a day and that's not an exaggeration!)

amoxicillin

ceftin (kicking my BUTT)

doxy

valtrex for EBV

STEVIA (there is new research that it completely breaks down biofilms and kills borrelia bacteria! only the tincture version though, you can order it from amazon! I herxed within a minute of my first dose!)

cowden protocol, never stopping that dang thing

That's mainly it for now.

I'm going to obviously continue about writing about Lyme and heart conditions and Dystonia because it doesn't stop -- it's a part of my everyday life so I'm going to still write about it. I'm also going to write whatever I feel like because Lyme, even though all-encompassing, is a portion of my life and life is so much more than just that. 

But for now, this is purely a practical update. Thanks again for all of the love, support, and prayers. Those tough days still are there a lot, so it's always appreciated! 

life updatesElise Graham