Archives for: July 2010
I’ve done a lot of research since I was diagnosed with Lyme disease. The other day I ran across a protocol from Dr. William Lee Cowden, a well known doctor in the treatment of Lyme disease and cancer. Guess what! He listed the Blood Type Diet under dietary recommendations! I was so happy to see that. I know that being on the diet is helping speed my healing. I went to my doctor (a Lyme specialist) last week and he kept looking at me and then looking at my chart and then looking at me again and finally said “why are you doing so well, we’ve barely started treatment”.
First I should explain what “so well” means when you have Lyme disease. I have a chronic form of Lyme disease, which means the bite (which I remember) was between 5 – 8 years ago. I’ve had a number of symptoms since that time with my health gradually deteriorating. Among my symptoms are: general fatigue, severe chest pains, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, high and low blood pressure, fainting, arthritis that changes location, and a million weird pains and sensitivities. I’ve had a number of heart attack like episodes that put me in the hospital. After some hormone therapy, a short course (2 weeks) of antibiotics, and a few herbal remedies I’m back to work (6 hours a day) and mostly taking care of my own needs. That may not seem like much to a healthy person, but to a Lyme patient that’s a big deal.
So why am I healing so quickly. Could be good genes, I’m a B nonnie Explorer by the way. It could be because I’ve been eating the BTD and now the GTD for the last eleven years. I’ve also been getting Reiki treatments this last year before and after my diagnosis. I’ve been practicing yoga and meditation for the last four years as well. I have a lot of support from my spouse, my friends, and my family which makes a huge difference. So many people have stepped up to help in so many ways that it’s overwhelming to me at times. Add it all up and I could be one of the Lyme “success stories.” And I’m starting to feel like that’s possible.
Even if I never completely recover from this I know I’m really helping the medicines and supplements do their work. I’m doing all I can to help my body and soul heal from this very nasty invasion. Thanks to everyone who has and continues to help me in this quest.