Almost 12 years Later... | Caravan Sonnet

Almost 12 years Later...

May 2, 2019

In honor of #lymediseaseawarenessmonth I wanted to do a post but also hesitated because to me & the hundreds of thousands of other patients who have walked this journey, our struggles are not confined to 1 month...for me it has been a process of nearly 12 years come May 19th & 7 of those years have been an all out fight for my life.

How do you sum up the minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, & YEARS of some of the hardest & most difficult moments of your life into a little square? I honestly don't think that you can...BUT what I do hope is to encourage those in the dark that there is light & hope.

That while I still have some treatment left (for other health issues & recovery from the damage) healing is possible, because the healing that so many of you have been praying for more than 1/2 a decade is truly happening & I know complete healing is coming.

The picture on the left was snapped years ago, before I started with my current medical team. I was once again in the ER & had just been told by 3 well known medical facilities that there was "no hope" for my case. I had also been told that I should be prepared to die in the next months.

7 months after that picture was taken, I found my current main medical team & in my first conversation with my kind doctor I told her that if I was going to die to let me know. I felt at the end with no hope. She looked at me& firmly said, "You won't die. We will fight to not only save your life, but get it back." I immediately broke down in sobs. She went on to tell me that it would be the hardest fight of my life that I ever had & it was/has been.

I have been offered several times to write a personal book of my story &maybe someday I will but it feels impossible to share the details of those dark & hopeless days...It's been 5 years of intense treatment, thousands of oral meds, hundreds of shots (both & homeopathic), months upon months of IV antibiotics, hundreds of nutritional IVs, thousands upon thousands of vitamins, oils, & supplements, 1 PICC line, 1 Port, countless doctors appointments, excercise therapy, thousands of alternative treatments (including HBOT, acupuncture, reflexology, detox, - the list is incredibly long, etc.), hundreds of smoothies & daily cups of greens (something at one point I was told I would never be able to eat again), lots of tears...lots of laughter in pain...emotions & discouragement beyond words, thousands upon thousands of hours of prayer....but in the darkness there has been so much grace...

The kindness of loved ones, of amazing parents, of my family, of the best doctors, nurses, MAs & staff that you could even imagine...of financial donations that allowed me to get treatment at the sacrifice to themselves, laughter, & most of all hope.

I recently got a 2nd opinion on one of the health issues I am still needing treatment for (Mycoplasma Pneumonia) and this well known doctor told me..."I'm sorry I don't see much hope for your case..." I looked at him and actually smiled. I said, "I know you don't & 2011 Rebecca might have agreed with you but 2019 Rebecca is here to tell you I will visit you when I have beaten it." Don't let ANYONE tell you healing isn't possible.

Thank you for your prayers which has gotten me to the picture on the right (taken recently)...A girl who is still in treatment but truly healing & has seen the goodness of the Lord. I weep as I know what it is to be cared for tenderly by God. "The Lord has done great things."

Oh...and Lyme Disease Awareness month? My prayer is to live in a world where it is not necessary because healing has come. #takethatlyme


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You can read my entire Lyme Story HERE or if you are interested in one of my Lyme Disease books you can find them on Amazon or where books are sold by clicking the links below: 

// Praying through Lyme Disease // 


*Rebecca's Lyme Disease Books (Other Language Translations):

*Praying through Lyme Disease has also been translated into several other translations. If you would like more information on these resources until they become available for purchase on Amazon, please let me know by emailing me at: caravansonnet@gmail.com. If you are passionate about translating this book into another language please feel free to contact me! Thank you for your interest!*

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