I’ve been researching local Lyme literate doctors in the area and I found one about an hour away that could potentially be a good fit for me. From their website, they portray themselves as a caring facility that treats each patient individually. They also “work” with your insurance company, which helped me to feel at ease. I’ve called other Lyme literate doctors and when I asked about the financial aspect of treatment, I was told to get a credit card! Yikes . . . are we talking a Kohls charge with a $500 limit or are we talking a Gold card with a $20,000 limit! Either way, I can tell you right now, I’m not getting approved. Having four kids in two and a half years can put you into debt, even without fertility treatments. Add IVF into the mix and you’re talking a whole new kind of debt.
So, yesterday I spoke with someone from a wellness center that specializes in Lyme treatment. They answered all of my questions thoroughly, did not make me feel like a hypochondriac, and really just made me feel at ease. After researching the doctor, reading many online reviews and speaking in-depth with the staff, I felt confident about trusting this facility with my diagnosis and treatment.
I was still a little uneasy about pursuing the Lyme literate doctor so soon. I felt like maybe I should just follow protocol and see doctor after doctor, until I’ve exhausted all options. But after reading so much about Lyme and hearing so many horror stories, I can’t just sit back and wait. I have to listen to my mommy gut, and go with my warrior instinct. It hasn’t proven me wrong yet. But more importantly, I have to continue to pray about it.
My appointment with the Endocrinologist is still a month away, so I went ahead and scheduled a consultation with the Lyme specialist. To my surprise, they were able to see me in less than one week! I spent the rest of my day on cloud nine, just dreaming about having a diagnosis and finally receiving the right treatment. It was a good day – a really good day!
But it gets better . . . . today I received a call from the Endocrinologist letting me know that they have to cancel my appointment for next month, and reschedule for a later date. WOW! Talk about confirmation that I’m doing the right thing. It’s HIS plan. I just have to follow his lead, listen quietly and not try to knock down doors on my own.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”