This anniversary is bittersweet, obviously.
On the one hand, I sure am thankful to be receiving treatment for my Lyme disease, given the situation in Canada. I was browsing through some old e-mails last night that I kept from 2011, and was reminded afresh just how sick and anxious and desperate I was. Wow! I've come a long way, baby!
On the other hand, I can't believe it is now over 2 (count 'em....2) years that I have been ingesting antibiotics and dozens of supplements daily, 2 years that I have made bi-monthly trips to an LLMD in a nearby state, 2 years that I've had to try (with little success) to convince the doubters that I have Lyme disease, 2 years that I've tried to spread the word about Lyme, 2 years that I've fought like crazy to be fully recovered. Wow! And it seems like I still have a ways to go, baby!
And all of this from a bug bite. Crazy, no?!
If anyone is reading this who is starting Lyme treatment, here is my best advice:
Don't give up just because the goin' gets rough......and it surely will. Recovery from chronic Lyme disease is no walk in the park! But it will be SO worth it in the end. I came back from the brink of death, and am now living a productive, happy life once again. No, I'm not 100% yet, but honestly, who is?
It is my hope and prayer that two years from now, you will be able to look back and see just how far you've come and be thankful for your blessings.
And to further inspire you, here is one of my favourite singers encouraging you to press on......and keep your eyes on the prize.
Eyes on the Prize