Thursday, December 20, 2012


I know many of you are still struggling with Lyme Disease (or for those of you that are not dealing with Lyme Disease, perhaps something else). One of my dear friends who started this journey with me at the same time (we 'met' through an online support group and became dear friends through our struggles) still struggles with Lyme Disease. My heart breaks when I hear that she is still not doing well and unable to feel like herself in most ways.

Having been blessed with recovery, and a normal life again, I feel it is my duty to share what I did to get better with others. At the very least, I should provide inspiration to those who are still struggling. When I was undiagnosed, sick for years, and then sick through treatment for years after that, I looked everywhere for HOPE from someone who had recovered from Lyme. I could not find but one. This, of course, contributed to hopelessness.

I am here to tell you that you CAN and WILL get better. I never DREAMED I would be doing what I am today. I have started working on my small booklets (the most important of which I believe will be an outline of everything I did to get better) to share with this community. I promise to work on them more in the New Year (but work and life are quite busy), but please feel free to bug me via email to encourage me to finish them. I know not everyone will get better the way I did, but I have a lot of information to share that I believe can at least help.

For now, I will provide you with some hope. When everyone else is celebrating the holidays and you feel blue (I remember this very well from years past), please remember that ANYTHING is possible. Miracles do happen. My first LLMD told me I would never get better (I quickly changed doctors). I proved him wrong. HOPE can never be taken away. If you want some inspiration from days when I was in IV treatment for Lyme and could see through the light, see this post. To that vein, here are a few inspirational quotes:

"When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you'll find something solid to stand on
Or you'll be taught how to fly!"

~Richard Bach, best-selling author.

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it." ~Winston Churchill, was a British politician and statesman known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them." ~Washington Irving, was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century.

Also, for those of you really feeling you need to try something new - 2 women on the CA Lyme group who did not get better through traditional LLMDs or other complicated holistic treatment posted that they BOTH became symptom-free and healthy through an Ayurvedic doctor from India (I am not promoting this doctor nor do I get any sort of incentive for promoting him). He is visiting the U.S. in 2013. I also saw a doctor in NYC for many months (and still work with remotely) that helped me get to where I am today. I am happy to provide either doctor name to you in a private email.

With warm wishes for health, happiness, and peace...Mona

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