Two evenings ago I left a coffee shop, late for making dinner and a bit harried from a busy day, but extremely excited. A group of women got together with me to talk Lyme. Each of us has a very different starting place, current place, and path. A couple have kids in the lyme-light, others are thinking about their own health, a couple are thinking about both. We vary in our levels of confidence in treatments, diets, information, and in our experience with testing and treatments. However, we all share belief in our God who heals –Jehovah Raffa. We all share a desire to learn more, to share what we know with others, and to live out the promises of a victorious life.
New resources I picked up the trail on…
Unlocking Lyme -a book by Dr. Rawls, with some herbal protocols I’d not tried.
A diet plan based on lectins in the blood, and eating for your blood-type.
Recipes and updates to the detox diet plan from Lymestop (which come from the Wisconsin Dr., Dr. Ben Erlandson, not from Idaho Doctor, Dr. Tony Smith, though I’m not sure if that’s why they are different. It could also simply be updates have been made in the Lymestop treatment plan). This is not posted online, but I will try to get a hold of it and see if I would be permitted to share it.
We are going to all compare recipes and diet ideas for treating and healing and living, when we next get together. I am so pumped! I’m a dork, I know, but that only confirms to me how God has placed this as a passion in my life, and the encouragement I received from these ladies spurs me to pursue God’s leading in working with and for Lyme patients, as well as advocating for testing that is quick and accurate (and doctors agree on!), which could be done at blood-banks, to protect donated blood from infection, and which would lead to further testing and better treatment. Victory Over Lyme …it’s coming… God is on the move!
I am hopeful this will help my husband, whose health once again includes pain, the causes of which are more and more elusive, leading us right back to Lyme as the prime suspect. Whether this is “Fallout” (as my husband calls it) from having had Lyme, or a new infection, or something else, it is causing me to look back into my “Why Can’t I Get Better?” book and resources like this group of ladies brings together, for things to try.
And one member of the group reminded me again of our role in claiming healing and speaking God’s promises as prayers. I shall have to get off the shelf my copy of Joyce Meyers’ “The Secret Power of Speaking God’s Word” and renew my efforts to pray Victory into being! Especially as I continue to get emails and calls from people all over the country who have gotten my name from someone they know, looking for direction. I don’t have any magic, and I don’t even know all that much. But, I know a BIG God who does, and I want to follow Him wherever He is leading…