When all this started, I couldn't read a newspaper article, yet I used to love to read Victorian novels with all their large words and flowery language. I also didn't understand humor ... at all.
Just within the past couple days, I've been able to pick up books again and read a chapter at a time. This is a HUGE change. The brain is definately working better.
So is the body ... I don't spend nearly as much time lying down as I used to. Even the monthly Herxhemer reaction (the killing off of the bugs cycles and monthly you get significantly sicker as the bugs are killed in greater quantity) has lessened significantly. I used to need help walking during a herx ... now I can go about my normal days, with an increase in symptoms, but still somewhat functional. I need a lot of rest, but I used to be bedridden by them.
I encourage all of you to look for what's wrong, it's just not normal to be sick, no matter how normal your doctors try to convince you that it is. The fact is, they think you're exaggerating.