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

Giving Thanks

on November 23, 2016


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 (

Happy holidays!

With warm hugs and thanks,


3 responses to “Giving Thanks

  1. Courtney says:

    Hey! I stumbled across your blog and would love to connect, if you wouldn’t mind sharing stories. I am near the tail end of treatment and still struggle with certain things, and am honesty feeling pretty hopeless. I would love to hear from you ❤

  2. Nathan says:

    thank you for sharing your story with the public, it gets very scary hearing so many horror stories that i love seeing the positive ones. I am sure you have run into many others that state how your story mirrors theirs so much. It seems like those of us who live life to the fullest are the ones who realize something is wrong and don’t give up when we are told there is nothing to be done. I have been fighting this battle for over 2 years and have seen multiple llnd’s in the seattle area but have not had 100% faith in any of them for one reason or another. Have you seen anyone that you absolutely trust?
    I ran my own company for many years, but finally decided that i needed to close the doors and focus on my recovery. This has obviously affected our family finances, luckily my wife has a good job and it has allowed me a huge amount of time with our children that was not there before(everything has silver linings, right). Given the reduced resources and the constant battle with insurance over what gets covered, is there any number of things you feel are critical to your success?
    Please email me back privately with any sensitive info such as dr names.

    Thanks again for your positive inspiration.

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