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My journey through Lyme Disease- Healing my body and mind.

Giving Thanks

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Me and Rocky. Living life. It’s been one year since I’ve written here and with Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’ve been thinking about my community.  You gave me the chance to recover from Lyme Disease and I am forever grateful.  I have been off antibiotic therapy for over a year and a half now and I’m doing quite well.  I couldn’t have done it without the financial and emotional support of friends, family, and compassionate strangers.  Thank you for helping me return to the life that I love.  There is no greater gift.  We are all dependent on each other, as easy as it is to forget.  In today’s social climate, let’s try to remember that we are all one.  Let’s try to find within ourselves compassion for others, even when we disagree.  Reach out and lend a hand to someone in need when possible and accept a hand in return.  Let’s look to understand instead of criticize.  Let’s show gratitude to those who have helped us be who we want to be.  I feel like I will never be able to express how deeply I am grateful for those that helped me through the hardest part of my life thus far, but I will continue to try.

For those that have been asking for more specific details about my status, I am happy to report that I remain in remission.  I am working full-time and have been able to return to the gym and my mountain bike with moderate effort.  I still remember not being able to walk one single block just four years ago.  My, how things have changed!  Proper diet and sleep remain critical to my health, but it’s awesome to not have to rely on 80 pills a day plus a shot in the leg to keep going.  My heart goes out to those still struggling and I am looking forward to further research regarding Lyme and tick-borne illnesses over the next few years.  There has been movement in the right direction towards proper awareness and understanding since I was diagnosed.  Exciting times!  As always, I am available to share my experience with those in need.

If you are looking for a Christmas gift for someone that has recovered from Lyme or other tick-borne illnesses, please consider donating to the Global Lyme Alliance (https://globallymealliance.org/).

Happy holidays!

With warm hugs and thanks,

Lyndsey

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