You could be a person who is careful or one who lives in excess,
You could have been on the road to career success,
Now plagued by this disease with great distress,
The beauty you once had,
In yourself you now feel so bad,
Wanting the princess you once were with the life you had,
This illness is no faze or fad,
You may feel you have lost your beauty but it still radiates,
Upset about missing out on some glam up dates,
My path is the hands of fate,
Fighting once again to feel great,
Your whole body numb with pain,
As the parasites enter more of your tissues and organs more power they gain,
Trying your hardest to dance in the rain,
Everyday a task to deal with the pain,
Foods make you ill,
Salads are lovely but they don't quite fit the bill,
I can't sit still,
Irritated from feeling so ill,
Weak to my knees,
Be kind to me please,
I will move around like I am at ease,
My life though is far from a breeze,
I won't let you see my real pain,
No - I am not insane,
You had it all what with an illness will you gain?
Don't ever come crawling to me again,
I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone,
Feeling like your are losing yourself many functions gone,
Though you there is only one,
You will once again rise and be number one,
I just want me back,
I have had so many years of flack,
The princess that is still within wants to rise back,
Stopping the viruses' attack,
To once again dress up and feel me,
When will that be?
I want to be free,
The real me,
No more brain fog, confusion, tiredness to name a few from the list,
Punching Lyme in the face with my fist,
You get the gist,
Recovery the top of my list,
Anyone - tall, short, successful, starting out, young or old,
Doesn't leave you out of the fold,
The warnings you - I have told,
Endless awareness I try to highlight in bold,
Keep the princess on the outside and in,
The battle we must win,
The road I shall begin,
Not accepting any other outcome than a win,
You aren't untouchable and disease does not discriminate,
We are in the hands of fate,
Now you may be living the dream and feeling great,
Don't take it for granted or treat life with hate,
When I rise again and begin to shine,
That time will be mine,
For so many years I have lied about feeling fine,
Now I will look glam and fine,
I will say,
I fought it all my way,
Now nothing can stand in my way.
Fight Lyme and raise awareness!
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
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.