Who Am I?
I wrote this introduction 5 years ago and I've been in treatment now going on 7 years. I can only say as an advocate that this journey has not been easy and I cannot promise you that your journey will be any different. Lyme Disease is a multi-dimensional disease. And I cannot lie. The testing is sub part, diagnosis needs to be Clinical and done by a Lyme Literate Professional, and so much of our genetics, age, gender, even soci-economic standing comes into play. I've watched so many people either take their lives because this road has been so cruel and hard or gone into bankruptcy and depression. So be forewarned this is not an easy path to better health. I am not offering any quick magic pill solutions. But I will be gut level honest. My blog will break your heart and awaken your soul. You might read and cry and say YES ME TOO! You will see mispelled words and incorrect sentences and once in a while a nugget of wisdom might even pop up when my brain fog has lifted. What I can promise you is that I am here, walking beside you on the same path, doing my best to survive. I'm now 70% better and my Lyme Disease and Babesia infections are gone. My strain of Bartonella just won't leave no matter what I try. So I do my best. The fatigue, brain fog, anger, and pain are still an everyday occurrence with different levels of torture depends on the day, week or month. Sometimes you may see me, read me or chat with me and I see normal but underneath I have changed and shifted permanently that I will never be the same person I was before treatment. I am also stronger and more determined more than ever to help those with vector borne illness as I struggle balancing homeschooling my son, keep my marriage going, pay bills, keep the house semi-clean, and try to have something resembling a life. I can only promise truth, gut level honesty, and vulnerbility.