Floral watercolor painting in shape of butterfly

© Illustration by Life in Lyme Light.

How has Lyme Disease affected your life? What inspires you?

May <3 Lyme Disease Awareness Month

I truly believe things happen to you for the Highest of All Good. I would be lying if I said that this hasn’t changed my life in the most drastic ways. Actually having to listen to your body, listen to your heart, be your own best doctor and advocate, say no a million of times, lose people who aren’t adding to your healing, being your own caretaker, and still participate in life outside of your healing is intimidating to most, this isn’t for the weak. 

That is one thing I have learned along this journey, I look at myself in another light, I am one of the strongest people I know, along with all my other lymies and other people, suffering but choosing to never give up. It can be the easiest thing to become a victim to your disease, but I’m living each day to be a reminder to others that you’re so much more and this is just a part of the journey. It’s okay to love and hate it. It’s frustrating at times, it’s soul opening at others. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone, but I also wouldn’t wish a different life because it has made me the most resilient.

When your body goes through so much and fights for you everyday, there really isn’t more to be thankful for besides the fact that you have this power inside that is stronger than you. Peeling back layers and layers at a time to reach the true Divine. One day is coming, coming sooner than I expect.

I’ve been fighting for the past 5 years and have gained full faith in my intuition to lead me to the right treatment for me, and becoming my own best doctor. <3

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