Merry Christmas! It’s Christmas Eve and I am so blessed to have been given a new life, a new opportunity to strengthened my walk with the Lord over, and now to be able to share my story and hopefully, through the Holy Spirit, be able to help and inspire anyone that may be going through a similar situation.
As the title of this post states, the Third One’s a Charm, right? If that’s the case, then this next doctor that I see should be the one to finally diagnose my Lyme disease. Can you hear me chuckling and the sarcasm in my tone? I highly doubt it. But that’s okay. I know that this is going to be a rough journey for me, like it is for most people who suffer with Lyme disease. I know that it’s all part of God’s plan for me, so instead of being skeptical and negative, I’m actually excited! Bring it on!
I know that every trial that I go through is God’s way of preparing me for something else in my life. Being an Autism Advocate for my children, I found an inner strength that I NEVER thought I had. I am typically a quiet, laid back type of girl, who is more of an observer than a do-er. I hate confrontation and I am usually very positive and see the silver lining on every cloud (because I never confront anyone or anything!). But when I saw the significant delays that my boys had (which were very clearly pointed out in various tests and examinations) and how the Child Study Team minimized these issues, I realized that no one (not even the schools that were so highly recommended) were going to fight for what my children needed. I had to fight for them. And overnight I became a Warrior Mom! Nothing or no one was going to stand in my way. My children were going to be in the appropriate school, in the appropriate classroom, with the appropriate aid and receive the appropriate services that they needed as individuals. Not what was convenient for the Child Study Team and our school.
My boys had the diagnosis. They had the results that proved their delays – the struggle was getting them the help they needed. I KNOW that I have Lyme disease. My blood work however does not confirm it. And I’m guessing it’s not medical protocol to believe your patient’s mommy gut instinct over their scientific blood test results. Just sayin’ . . .
My second round of blood work comes back (negative for Lyme of course) that I have antibodies on my Thyroid, so my new family doctor (many, many reasons why I had to get rid of the doctor who sent me to emergency room for jaw pain, but we won’t go there) is sending me to an endocrinologist. I will be a good patient and follow doctor’s orders and see this specialist. I will also pray that this particular doctor will listen to me . . . really listen to me, and lead me on my path to recovery. However, if she doesn’t, at least it will be more ammunition for my blog! I have had many, many blonde moments in my life and I always feel the need to share them with others. This allows me to laugh at myself, instead of getting upset – and it not only entertains others, but they can learn from my stupidity (or a nicer way to say it, my lack-of-common sense). It’s a win-win for everyone.
Luke 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Fear not! Whatever trial you are facing, it’s all part of God’s plan. And what He has in store for us, is WAY better than anything we could ever plan!