This week is busy, again. A few weeks ago I had a hectic week like this, and while I tried to roll with the punches, it seemed as though my immune system didn’t feel like keeping up. After a week of antibiotics, my wisdom tooth infection is completely better, of which I am so thankful for. We were able to get into the oral surgeon, and it looks as if I will be getting them out the first week in May. This means another round of antibiotics, chipmunk cheeks, pain killers, and an all-liquid diet. Though this will certainly put a dent in my efforts to try and heal my gut, and overall body, it is necessary. In the meantime, I have been sure to up my probiotics, eat probiotic foods, a lot of organ meat (say, 2-3 times a day?!), and continue my other gut-healing lifestyle and diet regimens. Aside from my tooth fiasco, this Thursday my mother and I are flying out to Paleof(x)…Am I dreaming? Though I am not entirely sure how my body will hold up, I know that God has given me this opportunity, and because of that, He will also help me through (even if it seems completely impossible by physical standards). Because of the change in schedule (I will be away from home Thursday-Sunday), I have decided to swap out my usual Daily Dose of Encouragement for a feature I did not to long ago on LEAF. As time goes on and new people come across my blog, I am asked more and more to share my story with Chronic Lyme Disease. Typically, the answer is yes, as I not only see this as a way to spread awareness to the hidden epidemic, but also help others understand how to understand someone with Lyme, as well as personal healing on a mental and spiritual level. Going back through some of the painful memories is inevitably hard, and can sometimes even stir up emotions. Yet I don’t see this as a bad thing, rather another way I can work through it and grow from the experience. Writing on my life with Chronic Lyme also strengthens what I know to be true, and that is the power and mighty hand of God that has, is, and always will be over me and the trials I face. Somedays, I wonder when I will finally be able to write a post on my life and end it with how God has allowed me go overcome everything and regain my health fully. However, I know that His timing is perfect, and He may have me write dozens of articles on my life until He blesses me with all that I have been praying and asking for all a long. Even if He doesn’t, I will continue to give Him all the glory, as without Him, all that I have gone through, and go through on a daily basis, would not be possible, whether physically or mentally.
Just recently, the woman behind LEAF (Lyme expressions and fellowship) reached out to see if I would be willing to share a bit of my story, and of course, the answer was a yes. Today she is sharing the article on her Facebook organization page, of which you can view here. Though the complications and details of my journey with Lyme would take numerous articles to write, I hope that you will enjoy reading it, as well as the numerous other testimonies by those dealing with many of the same issues from Chronic Lyme as myself. I also wrote a post for the folks at Paleof(x) titled Finding Hope in Fighting Lyme, of which you can find here.
Deuteronomy 7:9 “ “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.”