Caravan Sonnet: The Lyme Diaries: A Day in the Life Currently (July 2015)

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The Lyme Diaries: A Day in the Life Currently (July 2015)

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Happy Wednesday friends! It is hard to believe that almost eight months ago I started "the Lyme Diaries" series and what a blessing it has been to my little heart to connect with so many of you also walking this long journey. I am so glad that we can encourage each other! I also hope and pray that this helps readers who wonder, "exactly what in the world is Lyme Disease?"! *smiles* 

Since sharing my original diagnosis of Lyme Disease in March 2013 and continuing to share updates on my health through my "Notes on the Porch" posts I have received many emails asking a variety of questions on treatment, advice, ideas, and a host of other things. At first I was able to share my limited knowledge with ease because these emails were not so frequent, but since writing the "What is Lyme Disease" post in May these emails, facebook messages, etc. have quadrupled and I struggle to have the time that I want to adequately answer the several hundred emails a week. (Let's be honest... I have not been able to answer even half of them.) So out of that, "the Lyme Diaries" have been born. (If you would like to read all of the posts in "the Lyme Diaries" you can click HERE!)

So, when I first started "the Lyme Diaries" I shared what a day in the life of having Lyme Disease looked like for me currently at that point (you can find it HERE if you are interested). Over the past few months SO MUCH has changed (even from my last update) and so today I wanted to share with y'all an "updated" day in the life as of July. . While some things change the fluctuate this is the daily schedule that I have right now:

5:30am- Take Silver, apply oils 
5:30-7:00am- Go back to sleep (or doze). I make it a point to keep my room dark and to lay still even if I can't sleep so that my body is still resting.
7:00-8:00am-Spend time in prayer, in God's word, and spend specific time praying through the healing verses in the Bible, apply oils
8:00-8:15am- Stretching, apply oils, and drink 1 bottle of Smartwater
8:30- 9:00am- Eat breakfast, drink Smartwater, take supplements, herbs, and medications
9:00- 9:30am- Dry Brush, Walking, Drink Aloe Vera Juice, Detox Activity, apply oils
9:30-10:30am- IM Shots
10:45am- supplements, additional shots, drink Smartwater (with apple cider vinegar)
10:30am- 11:30am- Nap (or doctors appointments), IV therapies, etc.
11:30am- "probiotic snack" with fruit smoothie, medication, apply oils
11:50am-12:45pm-Nap
12:45-1:30pm- Writing, Answering Emails, Blog Writing, or marketing for books, Short Walk, apply oils
1:30-2:00pm- Eat Lunch, take supplements, medications, apply oils, and drink Smartwater
2:00-4:00pm- Doctors Appointment, IV therapy, Alternative therapy appointments, Detox Activities, apply oils, etc.
4:30pm- "probiotic snack #2" , medications, and apply oils, drink Smartwater (with apple cider vinegar)
4:30-5:30pm- Rest
5:30-6:15pm- Detox Activities
6:15-7:00pm- Eat dinner, take supplements, medications, and apply oils, drink Smartwater
7:00 -8:00pm- read in bed, pray, spend time with the Lord memorizing scripture), spend time with family, answer emails, chat with friends, write letters, etc. 
8:00pm-Take nighttime supplements, medications, apply oils and head to bed

This is pretty much my life everyday. *smiles*  And yes, it is that incredibly regimented in order to get in every single supplement, oil, and medication that I need to take in. While there are a few exceptions this is pretty much how life looks right now. There are some days where I am in bed by 6:30pm (literally) and other days where I am up till 10:00pm simply due to different medications. BUT I hope this is helpful in understanding how regimented the life of a person who has Lyme Disease is. I always kind of smile wryly when I receive the question, "so what do you all day?" or "what does your day look like?". I think that sometimes people think I am just laying in bed eating bon-bon's all day long. *smiles* BUT in all seriousness everything that I do is focused on getting my health back. Fighting for your health is a FULL TIME JOB and its a job that you do not want to lose. While this is a very rigorous schedule (and a very isolating one!) it has also provided me so much opportunities to spend hours and hours in prayer and with the Lord and that has been a blessing in this journey! 

Well friends, as I said at the beginning I hope that this series is of help in understanding more about Lyme Disease and helps answer your questions! If there is anything specific that you would like to have answered let me know and I will do my best to write a post about it!! 
Happy Wednesday y'all!

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