Growing up the word ‘grounded’ made me paranoid and was always something I feared. But now this word has a much more peaceful connotation to me. Grounded to me means my feet are confidently and firmly planted on the ground. I am proud of who I am and where I’ve been. I wish I didn’t have to experience the pain of Lyme Disease and treatment but I don’t live in the past. I am fully aware that relapsing is possible for me. I have so many more tools to be successful, like the ability to read my body and the understanding of many treatment options that work. I can still enjoy life to the fullest and love God. I love the life he’s blessed me with. I’m continuing to take supplements to building up my depleted immune system, manage my stress, eat healthy and get plenty of sleep. I’m open to learning new things and I’m enjoying where my life is at.
I am hopeful with the direction of wonderful Lyme organizations, like the International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) and LymeDisease.org, that we will make headway in finding a way to accurately diagnose and treat Lyme disease.