Living with Chronic Lyme Disease
Twenty-five years old and I felt like I had the world at my fingertips. I was unstoppable in an amazing city with a fantastic group of friends and booming career. Everything I knew came to a screeching halt within a month’s time. What I thought was the flu quickly escalated over a mere four weeks.
The joint pain was excruciating and the cold sweats were nonstop. I experienced delusion and fatigue beyond what I thought was possible. Doctor after doctor, test after test, diagnoses were tossed around but nothing confirmed…..all the while my body and mind deteriorated until I was bed ridden in a vegetated state. I had seen well over 50 doctors, was put on countless drugs, and even did a month long stay at one of the most reputable hospitals in the world…only to be told it was all in my head. At no point was I ever just going to succumb to living this way.
After four years of a living hell, I found a naturopath that finally told me I had Chronic Lyme Disease. “Wow, a tick did this to me?” I thought. I never had a bull’s eye rash, but could recall picking hundreds of ticks off myself growing up in Northern Wisconsin. Finally a diagnosis, but had no idea what I was in for. After trying antibiotics that almost put me in the grave I knew that the holistic route was the only thing my body could handle. Six months into herbs, homeopathy, nutrition, and clean eating, my body started to come back to me.
It has not been easy breezy ever since, but I am a walking, talking, thriving part of society again. In some of the darkest days I prayed to not wake up, but vowed if I ever got better that I would dedicate myself to helping those with chronic pain, fatigue, and illness. So here I am….have given myself wholeheartedly to helping those in need. Chronic Lyme Disease has been a bittersweet experience. When I was sick, I temporarily cursed the world that surrounded me, until I embraced it. I accepted it as I knew at some point all of the suffering would help me to do something positive out of such a horrific experience.
Now here I am, trying to change the world…one client at a time through thorough testing, education, potent natural remedies, and most importantly….compassion. If you or someone you know struggles with pain, fatigue, digestive problems, confusion, sleeplessness, or other issues that leave in you stumped, I encourage you to reach out to us. What you do today, can reflect on who you’ll be tomorrow.