This morning has been so very difficult … nausea, left lower abdomen pain, headache, brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, muscle twitching, and just that overall yuck/sick feeling. I did my best to push through it and accomplish a few items on my to-do list …
- Began my day reading some helpful words from Charles Spurgeon and Scripture.
- Took time to pray and journal.
- Went to the paint store and picked up supplies for this week’s paint job.
- Went to the UPS store and mailed in my SIBO test kit.
- Went to the grocery store to get a few organic food items I was out of.
- Cleaned all my paint equipment for this week’s paint job.
- Booked appointment with my Lyme Specialist for next week.
- Booked appointment with my Neurologist for next week.
- Checked on a friend with Lyme who was suffering really really really bad yesterday.
It’s now 12pm. I had to stop everything and just sit and rest my body. In about 30-minutes, I’ll try to accomplish some more on my to-do list. The level of pain I endured this morning would make the average person stop everything and rush to the E.R. I’m not being overly dramatic. It was that bad. I’m learning to function through it when it gets that bad. It’s not easy. Believe me … a big part of me wanted to go to the E.R. but I’ve been there, done that, and they do absolutely nothing to help me. The last time I went to the E.R. they checked my blood pressure, resting heart rate, bloodwork, and ran an ECG. The doc told me that my test results are “perfect” and that I should follow-up with the Lyme Specialist I’m seeing. 🙄 “Frustrating” is not even the word!
When the pain gets really bad like it was this morning, it definitely forces me to pray more and I literally have to talk myself through it … “It’ll calm down, Jason. Just give it time. You’ve been here before. Stay calm. Stay positive. God is with you.”
There were a few moments this morning where I definitely felt overwhelmed with all of it. I never thought I’d be dealing with Lyme Disease for this long. Never. But I realize that wallowing or complaining about it does me no good. All I can do is keep battling for my health and that means I have to be proactive …
- Keep listening to health podcasts and reading books and articles on the subject.
- Keep meeting with my therapist.
- Go back to my Lyme Specialist for more testing, treatment, and a new supply of supplements, meds, etc.
- Keep taking my vitamins, supplements, and meds even when they make me feel worse.
- Keep detoxing daily.
- Keep on praying and trusting God to get me through this.
- Keep helping other Lyme fighters.
I can’t just sit and do nothing. Nor can I just sit and hope that tomorrow will be a better day. I have to take action in order to heal. That’s how it works.
Here’s a little motivational mantra I often say to myself …
Pain is my friend. Heaven is my home. This is the only Hell I’ll ever know. God is with me. Never quit!
So that’s the latest with me and my on-going battle with Lyme Disease.
Battling with you,
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