Wow, Shell, what a good thing to actually feel a kitten chewing on your ankle bracelet! I still remember when I put my feet on a bare wooden floor on the first cool day of autumn, four years ago, and actually feeling the cool, polished wood.
Yes, lyme disease is treated very successfully with the same abx as MS, so no worries there. I has a blood serum test for Cpn and lyme and was completely negative for lyme, marginally positive for Cpn, but this was only after I had started treatment and was just done out of interest, really. I have never had a lumbar puncture. David apparently used to be very good at it, when training, but that was nearly thirty years ago and I have heard such varying tales about others, I was glad it wasn't