The more I learn about Lyme Disease, the more I realize: good health is a journey not a destination. While it seems getting rid of this thing--whatever "this thing" is that is terrorizing me--is the goal. Healing my immune system and bringing my body back into balance is the thing that's sorely missing.
Although I don't talk about it much, I now have several viruses raging in my body: Epstein Barr Virus, Cytomegalovirus, Strep, Parvo, M. Pneumoniae, and HHV6 (a common combination for Lyme patients). On the other side, I also have overactive killer t-cells and raised C4a--strange thing for someone with lowered immunity.
Which leads me to wonder (Lyme or Autoimmune disorder aside) what would cause the body to reactivate latent viruses, lower immunity, and at the same time aggressively fight itself? Does it stand to reason that horrible, nasty stuff can't live in a healthy environment?
After watching an important documentary called Food Matters, I have more question that answers. We all have cancer cells in our bodies, yet we don't all have cancer. And some people have Lyme in their system for years without suffering from symptoms. Is changing what we eat really the answer to eliminating disease completely? What actually causes illness--the invasion of poison or the disrupted immune system incapable of defeating it?
As I continue along my health journey, I'm excited about what I am learning about Vitamin C Protocols, Nutrition, Colloidal Silver, and more. While I wish I could have gotten the message differently, I now know; this illness is not a punishment, but rather an opportunity to take control of my health, my life, and my future.
PS: Don't quote me on that when I'm feeling REALLY awful, I might punch you.
Altered Today: Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, research, hope for a cure