Pause

If any of you are wondering why I haven’t been posting much lately, I am not able to get out much to do photography because of my worsening long term Lyme. Thanks to our wonderful health care in the USA, I can’t get the care I need unless I pay full price of ~$5,000 a week for the IVIG treatment I need. It is no longer covered by Medicare plus a supplemental. If all goes well, I anticipate being able to afford treatments sometime in the future. Until then I will rest and do what I can.

Meanwhile, it would be nice if we had snow in New York City. We might have some this weekend.

47 thoughts on “Pause

  1. Indah Susanti 2019-01-30 / 3:48 am

    I am so sorry to hear about your health, Sherry. I hope things will change soon to help your recovery. My thoughts are with you, wishing you a recovery and strengths. Hugs, Indah

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  2. Jess T. 2019-01-27 / 10:44 am

    I hope things turn up for you soon, Sherry.

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  3. Eliza Waters 2019-01-26 / 9:13 am

    Sorry to read of your challenges with Lyme, Sherry. My spouse pays out of pocket for herbal treatments, which seem to help reduce the severity, but they don’t cost quite as much as yours do. That must be such a burden to bear.

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-01-26 / 9:28 am

      Thanks. The few times I tried some herbals for a while I felt no improvement. Perhaps I didn’t use the right ones. So I’m not a believer. What I want is IVIG, an intravenous immune booster

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  4. BeckyB 2019-01-25 / 4:34 am

    Sending hugs, and lots of hope that your forthcoming solution is successful and long term xx

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  5. Suzanne 2019-01-22 / 12:58 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your ongoing illness Sherry. I hope you are able to get some medical assistance inexpensively. Thinking of you – Suzanne

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-01-22 / 9:20 am

      I am taking prescribed antibiotics. That does not work. I know form past experience what works at this stage.

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      • Suzanne 2019-01-22 / 3:54 pm

        Oh dear. Is it the treatment you can’t afford? Can you get any relief with anti microbial herbs and diet modifications? I guess they cost money too. Rest, rest, rest, clean water and calming music and meditation might help alleviate the symptoms a bit. Thinking of you – Suzanne

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  6. stbarbebaker 2019-01-21 / 4:51 pm

    Oh, that truly is not great about the Lyme! Do you think “megadosing on Vitamin C” would help, There are a few Dr. Googles out there who state, that primates are the only animals who don’t make their own Vitamin C. I, hope, you are able to get ahead of this, as you have a unique viewpoint in your images

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-01-22 / 9:18 am

      I haven’t heard that large doses of Vitamin C can help Lyme. I’ve been living with this for decades and have tried many things. When I have the funds to i will resume treatments. Thanks ofr the compliment.

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  7. Rajiv 2019-01-21 / 6:10 am

    Hey, I am sorry to hear this. I had not heard of Lyme’s disease until I saw your post. How are things at your end? Medical seems really expensive in the US, and this is bad

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  8. Brenda's Thoughts 2019-01-20 / 10:18 am

    I’m so sorry you are feeling unwell and not able to get care. Take care of yourself and hope you feel better soon!

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  9. Sue (Mac's Girl) 2019-01-19 / 10:16 am

    Sorry to hear this, Sherry. I hope you will soon be able to get the medical care that you need.

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  10. Sue 2019-01-19 / 6:40 am

    Oh, sorry to hear this, Sherry…. I hope rest will help you a bit

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  11. Yoshimiparis Photographie 2019-01-19 / 2:33 am

    My God, what am I learning?
    The price of the treatment is … ciomment to say … excessive in my eyes.
    I hope with all my heart that you will succeed (in one way or another) to succeed in getting treatment so that you can heal at best.
    I hope you’re going to have the snow you’re hoping for
    My thoughts are with you

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-01-19 / 9:20 am

      There are many who can’t afford medical care in the US. Some are cancer patients, who can’t afford treatment. I feel sorry for the poor cancer patients because not affording treatment means death.

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      • Yoshimiparis Photographie 2019-01-19 / 10:38 am

        I know that and I think it’s awful, it’s unacceptable
        Did not Obama make a reform that just made poor people happy about care?

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        • Sherry Felix 2019-01-20 / 8:39 am

          Yes, some poor can now get minimal health care. No change to prices of certain drugs. Costs went up.

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  12. shoreacres 2019-01-18 / 9:51 pm

    It’s not easy coping with chronic conditions, and even more difficult when financial considerations are added to the stresses. My best to you, and every good wish for improvement.

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  13. Anne Lazarus 2019-01-18 / 6:37 pm

    I am sorry you are not well. These treatments should not cost so much. It is the greedy pharmaceutical industry and poor health plans. I hope you feel better again

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  14. Anne Sandler 2019-01-18 / 2:14 pm

    I’m so sorry that you are still suffering. Rest and think positive thoughts. Check this out: https://retrainingthebrain.com/. It’s helped me overcome Chronic Fatigue symptoms and it’s helped my massage therapist overcome Lime. At $250. it’s worth the try. She also has a money back guarantee if you’re not feeling better after 6 months on her program. If you have any questions, contact me.

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    • Sherry Felix 2019-01-19 / 9:14 am

      Thank you. I looked at the site and coaching support is expensive, it could add up to ~$500. I need to interact with a person because I don’t do well with training videos or books. I will keep it in mind..

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  15. Shivani 2019-01-18 / 11:54 am

    Ohh that’s terrible. Medical in the States is just so bad, the expenses are sky high! You take care & have proper rest.

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  16. Joe 2019-01-18 / 11:06 am

    Sorry to hear about the Lyme and lack of coverage Sherry 🙁 I hope you feel better soon. Seems to me the national emergency would be healthcare for all in the USA rather than a vanity project (wall).

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  17. Dina 2019-01-18 / 10:58 am

    I’m very sorry to read about your long term Lyme’s disease, Sherry. Shame on your poor health system which obviously is not getting any better now. Have a good rest and take good care. ❤

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  18. Trini Lind 2019-01-18 / 10:46 am

    I’m thinking about you 💖. Take good rest 💖.

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