In the summer of 2008 I acquired an infection with the bacteria known as “bartonella,” which is transmitted by infected animals, biting flies, ticks, or–in my case–fleas. I would not be exaggerating to say it tried to kill me, infecting my entire body, particularly my heart and nervous system, putting me in a wheelchair, then bedbound, on supplemental oxygen, and very nearly having to be tube fed after being unable to eat.
Today, I finished treating it.
Like cancer, it is prone to relapse, and I don’t know if it will return one day. But in this present moment, I have conquered it. :)
♥ a rainbow at night