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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

THE END

Today is the day of No Mores!!!!!  I just got off the phone with my Lyme-literate medical doctor.  After 18 months of treatment for Lyme disease, I'm now D*O*N*E!!!  Yep!  No more antibiotics!  No more medication side-effects!  No more drug claims to submit!  No more bumpy rides through Michigan on I-69 every 6 weeks!  No more visits to Frankenmuth!  No more visits to Birch Run! (Wait a minute, what am I saying? We'll probably squeeze in Frankenmuth and Birch Run now and then, just for old times' sake!)

Thank you, Dr. L, for saving my life!  But the glory goes ultimately to God, who guided my steps, led me out of this crazy maze, and walked with me the whole way.  My prayer is now for those who will come after me, who will face these similar struggles.  I will do whatever I can to help anyone who asks, and to fight for changes in the way Lyme disease is recognized and treated in this country.  No one should have to go through this when we have the knowledge and ability to prevent this kind of suffering.

If you, or someone you know suspects that they may have Lyme disease, it is important to be evaluated by a Lyme-literate medical doctor.  Remission is definitely within the realm of possibility, with the right treatment.  I am living proof of this!

5 comments:

  1. YES! I am so happy for you! Hopefully I'll be right behind you!
    Thanks for all you do!

    Kevin

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    1. Thanks so much, Kevin! Two things I have learned through this ordeal are perseverance and trust. Even when the times are rough, press on....persevere. The herxes WILL pass, and things will get better, though slowly. Two steps forward, one step back. And do trust your LLMD. She is an amazing doctor, with loads of experience, not to mention that she went through the same thing. She will be there to help you through this until you're well. And one day, you WILL feel so much better. Thanks for checking in on me. I'm really enjoying your blog and your honesty. Take good care.
      Paula

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    2. Thanks Paula, I've come back and reread this post a few times. I'm just so happy for you and filled with so much hope.

      We should get our families together for a celebration drink. The green tea's are on me!

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  2. Yay!! Its so nice to be reminded that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

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    1. Other people's success stories gave me such hope during my illness, and I really hope that I can "pay it forward" now! Thanks so much for your comment. :-)
      Blessings,
      Paula

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