This morning I submitted my final paperwork for the 2016-17 school year. As excited as I am happy to jump into summer with it’s glorious, healing sunshine I would be remiss if I did not reflect on the month of May because it was marked by milestones. If you have followed my story for very long you know that I often say healing happens in baby steps and it can be so slow that it does not even feel like it is happening.
May was the month when my healing sparkled.
It has taken 16 years for me to get this healthy. I credit God for healing me and I thank Him for surrounding me with a supportive family, friends and online community. I am so grateful for the combination of western medicine, functional medicine and all of the other factors that have gone into rebuilding my health.
On May 4th I flew to Dallas, Texas for the Beautycounter Leadership Summit. Over 2,000 women joined together with the mission of getting safer products in the hands of everyone. That trip was phenomenal. I was so happy that I felt like my heart would explode from joy the entire time I was there.
The Hubs and I flew to Colorado for a family event after I got home from Dallas.
Once we returned home from Colorado I focused on end of year paperwork, meetings and final sessions with my students. And then, very unexpectedly one of my dear friends passed away. I was grief stricken and I continue to miss her terribly.
May presented me with all the feelings.
For the first half of May I felt more alive than I have felt in years. I also combated quite a bit of anxiety. It took immense courage to press through the fear of traveling with my diagnosis of immunodeficiency. However the reality is that ever since I added the Bovine Colostrum, Shark’s Liver Oil and use of Purell under my nose in April I am not catching viruses or infections as easily as I was in the past. When I did occasionally feel the early stages of a sore throat I took elderberry, vitamin C, green juice and other antivirals that work for me and I stayed well.
If you are living with an illness I hope that you will take inspiration from my journey. I hope that you will not allow fear to determine your path. I have been given terrifying diagnoses and I have lived through lonely, dark, profoundly painful days. But I am better, my life is bright again. It took a long time and it required a complete change in lifestyle and faith that I would thrive again.
Don’t get me wrong, the diagnoses are real and do require medical attention but I encourage you to learn how to drown out the negative voices and listen to the positive words. Understand your diagnoses, address them, and cling to healing words.