I know it has been a while. I am so sorry. I have been at capacity. Between having another baby in May 2020 (SURPRISE if you don’t follow me on Instagram!), moving back to Phoenix, starting a new teaching job, and navigating the world during a pandemic, I have not had it in me to write here. Let me catch you up to speed.
Little girl #1 is almost three now. I have no idea how that happened. I blinked and she is a little young lady! Little girl #2 is almost a year and a half. Seeing these two go through life together is truly incredible. They are fiercely loyal to one another. I hope that they stay this way. I have such a special relationship with my sisters, and it gives me so much joy that I was able to provide my girls with a built-in best friend at home.
My husband and I are doing well. We are working opposite schedules right now, which is difficult, BUT, also the best thing for our family right now. He gets to spend mornings with the girls, which is something most dads don’t get to do. They are both such daddy’s girls, just like I am. I love to see how much they look up to him and how much FUN they have with him.
I made the decision to get the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in February 2021. As an educator, I felt that it was the best move to make to protect not only myself, but my family and my students. Arizona does not have a mask mandate in effect for schools, so in addition to masking while on campus, I felt that the vaccine would just give me an extra layer of protection. I know that for many of us in the chronic illness community, getting vaccines is not something that is taken lightly. We never know how vaccines will (or won’t) impact us and it is hard to take a risk when so much is up in the air for our health. I did what I thought was best for me and my family. I would do it again. That being said, I have experienced some side-effects due to the double MTHFR gene mutation that I have. If you are new here, this mutation means that my body does not detox the way most people’s do. I have to try EXTRA hard to get just a little bit of detox into my life. Slowly but surely, I had some Lyme symptoms creep back into my life. Extreme fatigue (you know it, that bones being tired feeling), foot and leg numbness, brain fog, lack of word-retrieval abilities, etc. I made the decision to go back to StemAid for a little pick-me-up. I will be leaving on Sunday to go for a week of detox and stem-cells.
If you have any questions about treatment before I go, please ask them! Also, if you would like me to document this journey as I did last time, please comment! I journal my experience again if it is beneficial to you all. I hope you are all doing well and am sending you all love and light.
Until next time,
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Hello Colleen! I’m sorry to hear that your Lyme symptoms have creeped up. I had covid in December. I too have had symptoms pop up and have also the MTHFR gene mutation. I have been thinking if I should go down the lyme road however, I was hoping it was just symptoms from covid. But it’s been 10 months and they have not subsided. I might have to take action. I am very interested in the stemaid. I would love to hear your journey.