Welcome to my blog! This is a place of information and hope for fellow Canadians who are suffering from Lyme disease. I want to share with you the knowledge I have gained during my fight with this debilitating, frightening, and misunderstood illness. I hope you will be blessed.

Friday, September 21, 2012

All we need is hope

It is amazing to see what hope can do for our soul!  Lymies need hope and need to hear success stories to help them persevere through the rough times.  I think it's a fantastic idea that my friend and fellow Lyme blogger from Lymed out has decided to include a 'Success Stories' tab on her blog.  I was honoured to be the first one interviewed for this, and I hope to see dozens more send in their success stories.  We need to hear them, especially when there is so much negativity surrounding this illness, such as:

- Disbelief from our doctors
- Suspicion of U.S. Lyme labs
- Lack of support from family members who do not understand the issue and who have not walked in our shoes
- Fearmongering about long-term antibiotics
- Denial of insurance because your illness is not recognized

And the list goes on.

Be careful what you search for on the internet.  You will find a lot of negative things there.  Search for the stories with the happy endings, and believe that that could be YOU!

One of the first stories that gave me hope was the story of Michelle Backes who made a YouTube video about her struggle with and recovery from Lyme disease.  It really helped me to carry on and understand that there was a real possibility that I could recover!  You can watch it below.

Thank you, Michelle.

Part 1

Part 2

1 comment:

  1. Heard this song and wanted to share it with you. Really sums up a Christian's struggle with Lyme disease.
    God bless,