Life is crazy in the sense that it sails along almost unnoticed until something stops you dead in your tracks… a wake-up call! This is exactly what happened to me February of 2011. This is when symptoms with no explanation began to take over my outgoing, athletic, vibrant self being. I remember standing in my bedroom fresh out of the shower and the next thing I remember is lying on the ground not being able to move or feel anything, like a state of paralysis, for a moment that seemed like a frightening forever. This brief and scary event was only the beginning of the strange things that would happen to my body.
The symptoms did not flood my “fit” young body like raging waters, but instead tricked and toyed with me in a slow debilitating manner. I had hip pain that radiated into my glute and doctors wanted to do surgery. Months later I had an unbalanced feeling when walking to the point where I would need to hold on to Gary or sometimes stop and sit down. My ENT diagnosed me with Meniere’s Disease and said there was no cure and prescribed Valium to relieve symptoms (which made me feel worse). When I was told “there is no cure”, it sent me into a spiraling hopeless situation.
Eventually, anxiety, depression, and insomnia engulfed me. I was becoming a different person… I was very sad, exhausted and found it hard to get through a day. There were more doctor visits, more diagnosis’, and more pills prescribed. Looking in the mirror was not easy for me as I no longer saw a person I loved or even recognized.
“You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it”
If you can relate, then I am here to say YOU CAN HEAL! You can read more in depth about my story of Lyme and the process I have taken to HEAL in “The Miracle Effect”
Kenny Chesney sings a song called “Don’t Blink”. This song is my favorite by him and makes me cry every time I hear it. The tattoo on my back serves as a forever reminder for me and my health journey.
You are so strong and so inspiring! I’m so sorry you had to go through this… your determination and passion to help others is amazing💕. Thank you!
Joan, Still learning the ins and outs of this website. Sorry I am so late to respond. You are a strong cookie as well and have no doubt you will beat this crazy disease! Love you!!! MK
Hi Mary Kay. I’m using this platform for you to see your site working. LOVE IT!! I would only say that the cursive writing in some of your headlines, cut into your text and make it hard to read. But I mean it’s easily figured out. This couldn’t have come to me at a better time. A lemon for me. I am REALLY struggling. I mentioned a possible yeast issue, well I have had test after test, all coming back neg. Yet one night I almost went to ER thinking some infection was taking over. Docs thinking it may be Kidney stones?? I don’t. Anyway, I am losing this will. Its there, yet…I’m tired. Tired of all of it. Nothing provides a clear path and that is where I struggle. I just want someone to tell me what to do, and I’ll do it. But thank you for this. I think you are a wonderful, strong person, and you DO give me hope.
Dannene, Still figuring the ins and outs of my site and the comments that come in! You need to keep that WILL to survive… and I know you can!! I am always here for you! Keep me posted on your health please. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! Thank you for your feedback on my website. Stay in touch! <3
Hi Mary Kay
I am really enjoying the site. Just looking at it now as I was up north without a computer and its to hard to read on my phone. I like the site so far. I am wondering if you have any “food lists” you can share on the site. As you mentioned at the get together you find contradictions on the lists (as I have). Also wondering if you ever did a formal detox. Under your detox section you stated that by eating right your body detox’s itself but did you ever use a protocol that was successful for you? I really like the site. Just an FYI there is a site with a very similar name that I actually started reading first but then realized it wasn’t you when the author mentioned getting married 9 months ago. Thanks for putting this site together.
Hi Steph! Thank you for your feedback! I will be adding recipe’s as time goes along here…
Actually right now I am on day 9 of a 28 day detox eating raw fruits and veggies ONLY. It seems to be working really well! I will keep you posted and will probably blog about it soon.
Watch for recipe’s …. I will be in touch! MK