The most important ingredient to the healing journey & life journey.
Through my journey so far I have received a lot of support that I am truly thankful for. This support helps me stay motivated, inspired and keep the fight within me strong to keep battling on.
However, you will always get people who present you with negative vibes and who aren't supportive. They normally don't understand or are lucky enough not to have felt or been through anything like or major issue in their lives. How blessed they are. Often when these people are close to us it can be truly upsetting and there becomes a time you have to distance yourself as the negative vibes only pull you down and you are trying to be as positive as possible.
Throughout all this I have been upset with some people's reactions and let down. I can't let this upset get to me. I just have to accept their choice. I am too exhausted and focused on healing.
Hard times show you true friends and strong bonds.
My condition may be alien to you - boy, it's still alien to me. I am working endlessly to do all the research I can & gain the knowledge I need to help myself and others. But if you wish to dismiss it and it's pain please don't send me those vibes.
I just hope people realise one moment can change your life.
One bite and my life has changed forever. I now play a game of chess - one wrong move could be fatal.
Having children, finding a partner, living life - life has now been made so much harder.
It is not as simple as taking a few tablets.
Major organs have been targeted, for many years - approx nine years.
The damage is too deep for 'quick fixes' and 'over night' cures. You may google - but you don't properly research.
It is a difficult and complex issue. My road ahead is a long one. On going treatment and planning.
Having children - a natural thing will now have to be worked out and discussed. I can't allow the viruses to attack my unborn too. Causing brain damage, paralysed limbs, heart issues to name just a few.
You may think I suffer from a couple of headaches, aches and pains, sickness from now and then. But put yourself in the shoes of a Lymes sufferer and think of the pain, think of how much it would affect your life, your relationships. Everything you value and enjoy in life effected or lost. Love your pizzas? Love your bike rides? Love you nights on the town? Love that cocktail? Want a family? Want to run your own home? Build a career? Travel? Have a loving relationship? Love that red dress that fits you perfectly? Love your body?
All effected, under threat or lost.
To try and see the light in these situtations is hard enough without negative vibes that's what you are trying to shake off.
If you were to have what you loved taken, lost and effected - would you want people putting how you feel down? Dismissing your pain? Telling you to get a grip? I don't think so! You would expect love, kindness and understanding.
I don't want pity.
Understanding is all.
True friends, strong family support and kindness can never be over-rated! It means the ABSOLUTE world 🌎 to someone who is suffering.
If you have a friend going through a tough time, medically or personally, reach out to them. You may not understand or know much about their situation but just knowing you are there is enough. A simple message, phone call, coffee could make their week. You know they would always support you if you were suffering.
I would like to thank all the online support & love I have received through my socials. Friends reaching out with messages of love and kindness. Family & friends taking me out for coffee or to the cinema, little trips out and accepting I can't do much. 💜 I am truly thankful and you don't know how much it helps.
I value all the kindness, love and support SO much!
My picture shows a girl trying to stop time and turn it back. Just how I feel. I want to live my life to the fullest, especially my 20s and I am feeling like I am wasting & losing time. Everyday I wish I could freeze time, heal and then live. Not lose anymore. And how I would love to rewind to nine years ago! Notice my bite and actually be treated with antibiotics for two weeks and be free! The virus only in my bloodstream not major organs.
Though I have to learn to accept that this isn't possible. I have to make the best of the situtation I am faced with. Which is why you support is so valuable to me.
So I coloured the girls dress in red. Red was the colour of the girls dress in Schlinder's List - the only part of the film in colour. How she stood out and was remembered.
This is how I want myself to be seen & my journey. I can't turn back or freeze time but I can make a presence and raise awareness. So my pain and suffering along with other sufferers is no longer unseen, dismissed and ignored. We stand out and are remembered - warriors battling.
Your support being a major part of this mission and goal.
Thank you to the beautiful souls taking on this mission with me. 🌟
I am blessed and truly grateful.
Let's keep on fighting.
Positive vibes only. 💜
Keep that heart filled with kindness and love.
Be a strong & good friend always.
Love and peace always.
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Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.