Somebody once observed that when people do the CAP and get better they start living their lives again and stop hanging around this site. I am one of those people.
I used to write some rather humorous blog posts but ever since I completed the CAP, the ability to do that seems to have left me. I guess it was a sort of "intoxication" brought on by the toxins the CPn were throwing off that provided my inspiration and now that they're dead, so is the muse. I do miss being jovial, but I'd rather be able to walk, talk and sign my name (all things that MS took away from me at one point).
Anyway, my return to the site was occasioned by the fact that with the strange weather we have been having here in Texas, my nose was running constantly all July and so far this August. Of course all that mucous is a petri dish for any passing bacteria and I developed a sinus infection. It was only my third since completing the CAP. I used to get sinus infections every ninety days or so (4 or 5 a year) but after the CAP, three in nearly 8 years. THAT alone would have been a good reason for doing the CAP, but I digress.
Since I was already having to take Amoicillin for the sinus infection, I figured I would just go ahead and make a maintenance pulse out of it, so I added in my Doxycycline and Roxithromycin and when they had had time to put the bugs under stress, I did a Flagyl pulse fully expecting that some of the survivors would have come out of hiding and set up housekeeping in the last few years. I expect that in killing them I would be once again visited by the die off reaction (which in another blog post I anthromophized as a sadistic dominatrix named "Dame Endotoxin"), but once again she stood me up! I did get the improved mood and higher energy during the pulse that I had experienced before, but afterwards, nothing, not even a stray ache or pain that I couldn't otherwise explain.
I don't know whether to be thrilled that the original CAP was effective and was carried out long enough to kill off all the bugs so that I am well and truly "cured" of my CPn infection (and as a result, my MS is in apparently permanent remission), OR disappointed that there wasn't some little remnant left that I could slay and in so doing get my close-up vision back. But then, after having lost eight functional areas to MS and then after doing the CAP having recovered seven of them to nearly pre-MS levels, maybe I should, like St. Paul, learn to be content.