I am filled with even more determination to fight for my health and educate the public about the misconceptions of Lyme disease, after watching UNDER OUR SKIN. This is a real-life documentary that exposes the controversy surrounding chronic Lyme disease. Wow… I’m really speechless, it’s like I’m reliving old Child Study Team meetings – where I’ve begged and pleaded with the entire team to provide behavioral services and a full day with typically developing peers for my children. My request was denied over and over. BUT, the minute that we hire an attorney who advises us to consult with a Special Education Consultant – who then observed their classroom to ensure that it was meeting their needs, the Child Study Team leader calls me and invites me to tour schools outside the district that provide a full day, with behavioral therapy…. at their cost, of course.
I knew that was what the boys needed; the entire team knew it was what they needed; but it wasn’t until I could hire someone (third party) to prove it – it didn’t matter. So, that’s what I’m doing. Just praying that I seek the medical attention that I need. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, but I want to be smart about my health. I sat down tonight, prayed that God would speak to my heart, lead me in the right direction. I’ve been struggling today on whether or not I should skip the appointment with the endocrinologist and just go straight to a Lyme specialist. It’s an hour away, and of course it’s not covered under insurance – so it’s a tough call to make. Hence the prayer 🙂 I was led to Genesis 39:21 But the Lord was with Joseph and showed him mercy, and He gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison . . . 23 The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because theLord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.
As always, HE answered my question. It doesn’t matter which doctor I see first, or how long it takes to get an answer. HE is with me always. Whatever I do, the Lord will make it prosper – so if I have to suffer for another few months or years to get my diagnosis, then that’s what I’ll do. In the meantime, I have the opportunity to share my trials and tribulations and bring hope to someone that may be struggling right now. I’ll continue to do what I do….. educate myself, pray and share. I will glorify God throughout the entire process.