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Greetings and welcome to my Lyme disease blog, a comfy cozy (and sometimes crazy!) place for cutting-edge information, encouragement and insight into the fastest-growing epidemic disease in the United States. In this blog you will find everything from bug-killing strategies to immune system and hormone help, as well as lifestyle and spiritual suggestions for healing from chronic illness involving Lyme disease. The information contained within this blog is based upon my own healing journey and what I have learned over the past eight years as I have been diligently digging and researching my way back to a better state of health. May you find it to be a source of hope, inspiration and wisdom in your own journey towards wellness.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Word Of Encouragement

It has grieved me that I haven't been able to write in my blog as much this year as in previous years. The first year, I posted three times per week to this blog, on average. The second and third years, because I had to dedicate much of my energy to writing two Lyme disease books, I had less time to post here. I have also, for my own healing and sanity, needed to make my life less about Lyme and more about other things, which has left me with less time to post. I don't know as of yet my plans for this blog for 2010. I may attempt to write shorter, more frequent posts, or I may post longer, more infrequent posts, as I have this year. In any case, I just want to let all of my readers know that I pray for you and your healing every day.

Perhaps I know what some of you are going through. For half a decade, and up until about two years ago, I cried nearly every day because of the fierce anxiety and other symptoms that Lyme and trauma had caused me. Often, those tears were gut-wrenching sobs of despair, as I wondered if life would ever get any better. Five years is a long time to cry, and a little wrinkle under my left eye is the scar that has been left behind by a face that was, for too long, scrunched up in fits of weeping.

But slowly, I have emerged from the tear-fest, which cleansed me not only of the grief over the life that I had lost due to Lyme, but of deeper griefs that had been contained in my soul over a lifetime.

I still have symptoms, but I have healed exponentially, not only physically, but spiritually, and I continue to do so. My bouts of laughter can now compete with my tears for first place in my life, and I can see light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. I don't believe anymore that my god's will for me is sickness. God did not desire the body to be created in infirmity, and while He may allow it for a time for some purpose, I believe that ultimately, His desire is for His children to prosper and be well, and that He lights the way for those that trust Him and seek His will for their lives.

I hope that my next book will be a testimony of how God completely and permanently healed me of Lyme disease. In the meantime, I rejoice in the gains that I have made over the years, and in the grief that has been washed away in a rain of tears.

There is light. The journey is long, but I believe that a loving god desires to heal you, if you will only believe and trust Him to show you the way. But believe before you see, because as difficult as that may be, this is, paradoxically, how faith makes manifest things which are not yet visible.


Renee said...

Hi Connie
Just finished your last two posts. You have said what I have suspected. I don't want to give up hope, but wonder how long my life should be completely focused on lyme and its buddies. I have been doing treatment for 2 1/2 hrs now but cannot take full doses of meds so struggle slowly to eliminate things. Here is the interesting thing though. The first time I felt better energy wise and it stayed for over 3 mo. was this past August when my NAET practitioner treated me for Lyme. I felt an immediate change and it stayed. Will it last? Don't know, but I found it fascinating that the abx did not give me any energy boost...at all. There are many treatments that can help, but can they conquer?
Finding joy in my life which just happens to include lyme is where I want to be too!
And I am all for healing and God's miracles. I visit a blogger who often speaks of a mountain -moving, miracle-making awesome God! That is our God isn't it!
Thank you for your honest posts. It is refreshing.

Angela said...

Connie, thanks for your encouragement and the time you take to do well written blogs. I always find them helpful and truthful. Your blogs and you first book(havent ordered 2nd yet) are helpful to me in a way that others are not. Your writing touches me as I have found commonality with you in the emotional aspects of lyme. I also appreciate the technical information you offer as it is presented clearly and without an overload of detail. I find is just enough to help those who want to help themselves. Thus, I will look forward to reading as many blogs that you are able to do next year.

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wallace said...

I just wanted to congratulate you on your new book which i have nearly finished. Its very well writen! All the complimentary remarks on the amazon website are very justified for your work.

I think the format you have chosen is a very good one which could be used to cover approaches to chronic illness etc.

Fantastic quote from Buhner you should feel very proud!!

For myself I have been following a strict low fat vegan diet which aims to great your total cholesterol level to under 150mg. Its still 176 SO i have a way to go still. See wwwtcolincampell.org and www.drmcdougall.com this is supposed to help all chronic illness and is very much against the diets argued for in your book but I intend to continue with it!

Thank you for your excellent blog and I look forward to your next blockbuster! i have been reading the christian mystics such as Simone Weil and love this form of christianity.

Happy christmas

wallace said...

Also see www.heartattackproof.com books which discusses in detail why diet helps control Nitric Oxide.

Opening your heart in relationships is important as well as mentioned in Dean Ornish book love and survival

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wallace said...


You haven't replied I hope it wasnt because any thing I wrote upset you. It honestly wasnt my intention. Could I become your friend on Facebook?

Happy New year


Connie Strasheim (aka Killabugger) said...

Hey Wallace!

Happy New Year!
I'm sorry if I missed replying to one of your posts, I don't always get around to answering. My apologies for that! I didn't see your facebook request but you can find me there at connie9824@msn.com.

Thanks, Connie