I just got a call from the doctor, and the EEG results came back normal and the Lyme Disease test was negative. We immediately felt disappointed because we are so ready for a diagnosis. However, on second thought I think I’m happy that the results are what they are. Yes, I want a diagnosis. However, I do NOT want Lyme Disease, especially as late as treatment would have been after the bite. That is very terrifying stuff based on my research today. Also, I don’t know if the normal EEG rules out or confirms what the doctor’s think is wrong. I have to say that I don’t really want that either, though. Can’t it just be a brief weird illness that goes away? Does it have to be something wrong with my heart / brain? Is that too much to wish for? It certainly feels like it at this point, but I’ve been told that has been the case for two different people with the same symptoms I have.
I have about two weeks left on the heart monitor study, then I’ll meet with the doctors. Have I mentioned how impatient I am? No? Well, the phrase that best describes me is from the movie “Postcards from the Edge”, with Meryl Streep from years ago. In it, she says “Instant gratification takes *too* long”. That is me to a ‘T’.
Continuing to be grateful for my loving and supportive husband. He rocks my socks, y’all! You would NOT believe what he had to put up with yesterday morning as we tried to trigger the stutter and other severe symptoms.
Stay safe, and hug your loved ones tight!