Sunday, August 5, 2012

My journey with Lyme Disease...

I posted this over on my Facebook page a few days ago, and thought I would share it over here too.

It's been a rough week for me with the Lyme's, okay, more like a rough month. I have lot's of ideas, thoughts, even recipes etc. I would love to write in a post(s). However, I am having to adjust my priorities right now, the blog is way down on the list behind, my husband, children, friends etc., as I have such limited energy right now. My other little hurdle is the arm pain I've been suffering
 makes typing and writing for any amount of time painful, so for now I am focusing on my primary vocations (that of serving and caring for my family), and on resting and getting healthy. I am so thankful for all the prayers and support I have. Without the Lord, my husband and faithful friends, I don't know what I would do. I was reminded of the hymn, Count Your Many Blessings, this week and I have to say, it's so true, what we focus on can make or break us. Even in the midst of struggle most of us can find something to be grateful for. May you be blessed with a restful weekend enjoying your many blessings. 

When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.

When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you His wealth untold.
Count your many blessings, money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven, nor your Lord on high.

So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged, God is over all;
Count your many blessings, angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

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  1. Primary treatment for Lyme disease are Antibiotics; it is depends upon patient along with stage of the disease. The antibiotics doxycycline, amoxicillin, erythromycin and ceftriaxone, with treatment lasting 10 to 28 days are necessary.

  2. Dominic, thank you. I just completed a 30 day round of amoxicillin and Erythromycin, it's would made me feel so horrible. If you are familiar with Lyme's you know that the die off of bacteria (creating toxins) actually makes symptoms worse not better for a time. Thanks for the sharing though. And actually I believe in the long term antibiotic treatment of Lyme disease. I don't believe it can simply be treated with a 10-28 day round of antibiotics, it takes much longer than that for a successful treatment, and I believe that herbals can be very helpful along the way also. To me best answer would be a combination of both.