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.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Happy anniversary to me

OK, this isn't really the kind of anniversary I want to be celebrating, but how can I escape reality?  Check out my Lyme ticker....the one that's been ticking away on the left side of my blog, marking every year and day that I've been fighting with this insidious illness.

I was actually thinking about the approaching anniversary last week while it was still May, but once June rolled in, I completely forgot!  So I'm 2 days late to wish myself a happy anniversary.

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:

PERSEVERE!!!
 
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
by
Sara Groves


 

6 comments:

  1. Happy Anniversary! It is a sad day overall, but when you finally start making progress, it can be a good day when you see how far you've come. I celebrate mine with a big cake topped with butter cream icing to help lift my depression of all I have missed out on over the years, lol. For that day, I choose not to worry abt the sugar ;)

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    1. Thanks, Krystal! I hope you're well and having lots of good days now. :-)
      Blessings,
      Paula

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  2. The song is very appropriate for a Lymies struggle

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    1. So many of Sara Groves' songs just "speak" to me. I love her music!

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  3. I had never heard of that song! I love it!

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