The statistics for Lyme Disease cases per year are alarming. And that's to put it mildly (and the number is underestimated, anyway). The statistics for anorexia nervosa, as far as it being the number one cause of death among psychiatric illnesses are extremely alarming as well.
For a "lucky" few (clarifications: I'm not being pessimistic or complaining, I just thought it was a good way to phrase the sentence, because there's an OBVIOUS disconnect between being lucky and what I'm about to say, and I know this applies to far more than a "few," just wanted to make those points clear.), we find ourselves struggling with both an eating disorder and chronic Lyme and all its friends.
Also, any of those "lucky" few who get to fight (and eventually DEFEAT, because we will) these particular demons, it's likely (or at least I hope you've been made aware of this) you know there is an intrinsic link between autoimmune disorders and eating disorders, and particularly Lyme and friends and anorexia, but it also includes all eating disorders, because these physical infections affect all parts of your brain. Here's a post I shared on autoimmune diseases being implicated in eating disorders a few years ago if you want more detailed info, but I wanted to share just one experience I've had in my journey over the past several months.
This video is by no means a complete picture of my health or where I am physically or mentally right now, but is something I feel is important to share, and even though this is a primarily-Lyme related blog (I mean, look at the name and URL...), I've also always wanted to share other aspects of my healing and various recoveries, because they're all puzzle pieces God is using to help make me into the person He intends.
This is also a follow-up to a video I posted on my YouTube channel on New Year's Eve, and it addresses just a couple aspects of recovery and what the particular named-in-the-title experience was like for me, and I just thought, even amidst the influx of Lyme awareness posts throughout the month of May, I wanted to share something that's a little different today; from a different area of life...to an extent. We know everything's connected, so they're not as far removed from one another as might be initially assumed. Worth bearing in mind.
Whatever you're facing today, please keep fighting, I promise you the freedom, healing, and deliverance you will eventually achieve will be worth it...we just have to remember that giving up is NOT OPTIONAL. It's not even in the "outside the box" category of options. Giving up is not an option, period. I say that with all the love (and personal experience...and personal need for the reminder) in my heart, mind, soul, and spirit.