I suppose starting a new blog, even one that is as topic-focused as this one, is always a daunting task. I also think that's why I've had this wordpress username registered for a couple of months almost yet am just now getting to the point where I'm taking time to write. There really isn't a "good" way to write the first blog entry on any blog site, I'm convinced. Or rather, there's no "right" way. Which frustrates me because with my personality I like to have clear cut, defined lines of what is right and what is wrong and well-established guidelines and expectations....which, ironically, is not what I cling to in my writing (nor did I cling to it particularly stringently in the 4 years I devoted to getting my English degree at my dream school here in my home state), nor is it a luxury I'm afforded in what I've come to refer to as the world of Lyme craziness (Or, if you prefer, the world of Lymetastic-ness).
As of tonight's writing, July 10, 2013, I have been given an official clinical diagnosis of late stage Chronic Lyme disease. Actually I was given the clinical diagnosis on June 11, but again I'll mention that I've been putting off this dreaded first blog entry for a while. We are still waiting for a few tests to come back re: Lyme diagnosis, but even if the tests don't show as many positive results as the Infectious Disease Society of America would like to see before they will officially admit I have Lyme, the chronic Lyme diagnosis still stands.
I'm sure in the coming weeks, months, years (sadly, yes, probably years, but that just means you get to enjoy my ramblings longer!) I will delve into my past diagnoses, my current situation, and what exactly has brought us to this point, but for now I will wrap this up just to keep it as succinct as possible while still pseudo-informing you of the nature of the blog you have already begun to read (that is, if you read that sentence you were probably reading the rest of the entry).
I hope everyone who stumbles upon this finds that while I'm sure I will at some points be discussing the negative aspects of living with chronic Lyme disease (there are plenty), my overall message with this blog is to share with others that hope is out there about there are doctors who will treat you and that I have full confidence God will bring me through this like He's brought me through everything else.