WHEN LYME RETURNS YOU CAN HIDE OR GET IN THE FIGHT
THIS IS ME FIGHTING LYME. I AM 100% IN!!!!
01/02/2020. The day I realized my Lyme disease came back. Long story short. I had Lyme for 12 years. Lived a roller coaster life from Hell. Got better, got sicker, got better until finally I became my own advocate. I educated myself which resulted in being completely healed. I lived Lyme free for 6 years.
Why did it come back? Well funny story. I am proactive when it comes to my health. I maintain a healthy routine. It has become a way of life. I know that if I ever get into a weakened enough state Lyme could reappear. I firmly believe that if your body is strong enough Lyme will not have the strength to reoccur.
This way of thinking worked for 6 years. I had several health issues and Lyme did not come back. I even survived a divorce of 25 years. Most recent, I had an 18 month battle with TMJ. I saw many specialists and finally found my cure. What I realized is that my bite was off and until I fixed my bite my TMJ would never really be corrected. A mouth guard could keep the TMJ in check but the underlying cause would not be addressed. I moved forward to correct my bit to ultimately keep my body in the best shape I could.
I heard that little voice in my head saying “Candace the shifting of your teeth and the major pain you are feeling can’t be good”. I even voiced this question to my Dentist when I asked, “Do you think the shifting of my teeth could bring back my Lyme?” He hesitated. He hesitated. I should have known then and started proactive measures but I had gotten complaisant. I thought my body was tough enough and I was fine. After all, I had been Lyme free for six years.
Boy was I wrong! Let’s skip forward 5 weeks. I’m adjusting and working my plan. I have not gotten any worse and my Lyme is in check. I am reversing my symptoms and working several protocols that I know work well for me. I was quick to diagnose my Lyme so it did not have a long time to take hold. My best guess is that it was active for only about 6 weeks when I discovered it.
This is a hard post to write. I want everyone to know that Lyme returning did not break me. I am as strong as I was before and I know I will beat this yet again. I will be posting to help everyone know that you can beat Lyme. There is a step by step unique process that is individual for everyone. I can help you understand your own body and how you can take steps to become your own advocate.
I am not defined by my Lyme disease and I am prepared to do battle and kick this disease yet again. Unfortunately, I just heard from my dentist and I have another 31 trays to complete with my Invisalign. My original treatment plan consisted of 28 trays. So not only did I waste 28 weeks of my life and shift my teeth which resulted in my Lyme returning, I now have to continue with 31 more trays while treating for Lyme. Bring it on! I got this!
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By: Candace Ray
Candace Ray, mom, Lyme advocate, healthy living motivator who just wants to have fun and enjoy what life has to offer!