A Call and a Promise

Give-Hope

This is a call to all of those who have suffered with Lyme or other tick-borne diseases who are now in remission or symptom free. I urge you to please, please go back to your old Lyme groups, forums, blog chat rooms and websites and let us know about your health success and where your life is now. We need positive stories!! You were once in the pit, throw some light down here for those still suffering. As much as you may hate it, come back to us every now and then. I’m not asking you to relive your pain or your struggle, but you don’t know what it does to those of us still suffering to hear that it’s possible to have even part of our lives back. You know better than anyone how dark it is down here. We need hope and you can give the best kind we will ever hear – that remission from this disease is possible!! You might be surprised at how good it will make you feel, too. Share your story! We need to SEE the hope.

Now, to my fellow sufferers, who are currently still in the throes of disease. I know how bad it hurts to be forgotten. Let’s make a promise to each other to come back when we are well and give hope where it is needed most. Don’t forget your bad days. This disease doesn’t stop when you are symptom free… others are still suffering, and lives are continuing to be destroyed. Our voices are still needed to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. I am making this promise to myself. I hope you will do the same!

#promisetogivehope

 

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Endure

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I don’t think I knew the meaning of the word “endure” before Lyme and company decided to join me on my journey. I am sure I thought I understood, but nothing teaches you quite like experience. I wish I could tell experience it can go now. I’ve endured, I’ve learned and I’m done. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Thanks for everything. I’ll show you to the door, but please leave me alone now.

I feel I’ve endured and experienced enough pain for a lifetime. I am looking forward to a new season of life. I’m getting really sick of this one…

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