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When I stop for a moment and reflect on the almost 6 years of research, experiments, supplements, medications, doctors' visits, and broken relationships, I am left in complete astonishment at what I've been through, accomplished, and failed. However, what has remained consistent through it all is my will and desire to figure it all out; to find a solution for the health challenge known as chronic Lyme disease that turned my world completely upside down almost 6 years ago.
So much has happened to me this year, and when I look back on it all, it would appear to have gone so fast. I've also reinforced a lot of what I've already knew through experience such as happiness can always be found within, nothing is a guarantee, and much of everything that now seems lost or forgotten was one day something that had yet to be gained.
When I last left you, I think I had mentioned I was feeling almost 85% better and that I still had a small percentage to deal with. I was functioning normal in society, and I use normal in a subjective manner because it is. In an essence, I was nearly back to where I was before my health took a turn for the worst originally in the fall of 2009. So what happened?
You read these stories about people who have suffered greatly from chronic Lyme Disease and/or coinfections and are now completely healed; they suffer no more. And what is obtained during the read may be a renewed sense of hope or inspiration that you yourself could one day achieve what they have. That all the suffering and debilitation could come to end.
Most of you who have been following me know that I have been on the Buhner protocol since August 2012. Well this past April, I reached the recommended full dosage that Stephen Buhner recommends, and remained there for Stephen's recommended 4 months. In August, I decreased my dosage level, and just yesterday I completely stopped all Lyme Disease and coinfection treatment.
Ya know, as I look back and reflect on the time I've spent enduring Lyme Disease, from when the first symptoms surfaced, until now, it has been almost 4 years. The whole process, the doctors, the tests, the herxing, the darkest days, the medicine all seem like a blur. I can hardly recall the past 4 years with any great detail, but what I can recall with clarity is the nature of what I've been through.
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