When you feel yourself challenged with finding goodness in light of having Lyme - just take a look at this forum. Seriously - look hard at all the people here doing what they can to help each other! You will find similar things on other Lyme forums. This doesn't have to be just about
religion - no matter what your beliefs are.
I don't see Lyme as a punishment - how could I? I was infected by the age of 7 and I'm 51 now. What could I have done so seriously wrong in the eyes of God to deserve a lifetime of illness like this? Instead, I've turned it around. It's given me the opportunity to help many, even if it's just a place to vent. It's not like I have a job to go to - other than here and taking care of myself and my family.
Do I miss not having what so many others have? A life outside of Lyme? Of course I do, but I won't let that stop me. You won't find anywhere in the Bible where God wishes us to be miserable. So I concentrate on finding what God would have me do. I'm here, in this situation, am I going to let it conquer me? Or do I use all my power, including a powerful God, to help me get through this and help as many along the way as I can reach?
I enjoy the warmth of the sun so much more now than I ever did, and the beauty of nature - whether it's a hummingbird at my window that I have time to stop a watch, or the hill sides as they change colors with the seasons. Whether it's my grandsons (ages 2 1/2 & 5) or my own adult children. I take in everything I can take in. Life is good - even with this infection.
Now I realize that I don't deal with some of the fear that those of you who are going through this for the first time do, I've already had that. My fears are that with each new infection, do I get weaker, and because of having had my first set of infections, how much more damage will have to be corrected? I've still got a long road ahead of me in my treatment and recovery, but I refuse to say anything but life is good! I'm here and I"m mobile - that's what counts most. I can enjoy life from my chair if I need to.
So hang in there and keep looking for the good in things. If you can't find anything good about
a situation, leave it alone for a while, and think on the good things of your life. It's very likely that, with time, you will come to see something good in all experiences.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014
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