Holy moly, thank you everyone. Definitely wasn't expecting all the outpour of love and support. Still hanging on and the tentative dates for getting out there are November 29th - December 10th.
On May 23rd my life came to a screeching halt
I was hit with a "mystery illness" whose symptoms came on so quickly and so intensely that within two weeks I lost all independence. I was told that everything I was going through was all in my head and was turned away by multiple Drs with no diagnosis.
I wasn't taking no for an answer and did some research and found a functional medicine practice that actually listened to me and was able to diagnose me with stage 4 Epstein Barr Virus (click here to learn more about EBV & the secret epidemic that it has caused). EBV causes debilitating symptoms and in my case, completely takes over your nervous system. I was in and out of the hospital 5+ times, I couldn't think enough to form sentences, and sometimes getting out of bed wasn't even an option. Thankfully my Dr was able to offer a treatment that had me fully functioning, but 3 weeks into my recovery, my health took an unexpected turn. As my immune system finally came back online, I started getting more symptoms and my doctors are now suspecting Lyme disease as EBV and lyme go hand in hand. Unfortunately, time is not on your side for EBV or lyme disease.The longer you have it the more damage it does to every aspect of your body, physically & mentally. At this point we are back to the drawing board and aren't sure what else is going on in my body as lyme has different co-infections and all the other different factors like environmental issues, heavy metals, mold, etc. that could be feeding into my illness.
I'll be continuing treatments with my doctors to keep pushing me in the right direction, but my main goal is to get to Deeper Healing in South Carolina to see Dr. Bauerschmidt. I will be treated aggressively for two weeks to finally get my health back to where it needs to be. Unfortunately, everything is an out of pocket cost for my family and I and due to not working since May, everything is starting to add up.
It took a long time for me to accept that I can't do this by myself and I'm beyond grateful for those who have helped along the way, but this journey of my healing is not over yet and even though I'm a bit fearful for what lies ahead for me, I'm looking forward to the day I can finally say I'm in remission and I'm healed.
Thank you for reading my story and keeping me in your thoughts and prayers.
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