When I first was diagnosed with Lyme disease, I was overwhelmed with two strong realities.
The first? The vast range of treatment options. Seriously. So many.
And the second: relief that at least I had a new direction for healing.
The tension so many of us feel upon diagnosis is real and can at times weigh heavy. Because, let’s be honest okay? There are, what feels like, a gazillion different directions we can go with treatment.
And, for a lot of us, the thought of hearing one more opinion from someone on which step we should take next can push us over the edge of sanity. (No? Just me?)
We navigate thoughts of “am I making the right decision on treatment for myself?” and “How long until I’m officially feeling better?” To top it all off, we inevitably become human guinea pigs in the quest of “what’s the right treatment path FOR ME?”
It’s different for all of us, right? Whether you’re treating Lyme or treating another illness, often times what worked marvelously for someone else may not do a single thing for me. Or even more frustrating, it might be the thing that pushes our body too far.
That unknown takes a lot of bravery to travel across. But something that helps? Hearing the stories of others who have gone before us.
Rising above fear.
Today my friend Genevieve is sharing her story for this very reason. To help others who are endeavoring to heal from Lyme and have been considering IV therapies.
Genevieve’s bravery in rising above her fears struck me as we chatted in this episode of The Wellness Crossing. As I heard her share her journey through treatments and what led her to giving IV meds a chance, I heard the heartbeat of so many others who are reaching for wellness.
It’s that common thread of strength pulsing through our veins, to not give up. To challenge our fears. And to reach for healing of body, mind and spirit.
It’s the belief that we are more than illness. That we are defined not by our struggles, but by the way we live and love in spite of them.
We’d absolutely LOVE to have you join us for this chat and hear from you in the comments! Click below to listen to the episode now or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play!
Connect with Genevieve…
Genevieve lives in upstate NY with her fiancé and two cats. She has been chronically ill for years and recently had successful treatments for Lyme Disease and other co-infections. After a long time, neurological, muscular, and mental symptoms are much better and real healing has begun. The CDC disputes that Chronic Lyme exists, and that IV treatments are dangerous and unhelpful. Every Lyme patient is different but this has saved her life. When Genevieve isn’t fighting Lyme 24/7, she loves to write, she has been published by numerous blogs and sites like The Mighty. When she can, she likes to practice yin/restorative yoga, garden, and read.
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What treatment has been the most beneficial in your own healing from Lyme? I’d love to hear in the comments!