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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Music for Valinda

If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of
When I call out Your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I'm Yours

I'm not my own
I've been carried by You
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters all I want is the shore
You say I'll be ok and
Make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

I am not my own
I've been carried by you all my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free
(Repeat 2x)

You've become my hearts desire
I will sing Your praises higher
Cause Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free

Prayers for a special LLMD

A few days ago, I heard about the most amazing Dr. J in South Carolina. I didn't hear about "him" because I've known of him for years. This amazing doctor was practicing in North Carolina. I had the opportunity to choose him, but I decided to against the popular Lyme physician and go with a lesser known doctor because of all the legal trouble's Dr. J was in at the time.

Upon exiting the state of North Carolina, he met with the SC big wigs in the medical community and had their support. However, their support has dwindled in the last two years and he is no longer welcome. He has made the decision to move his practice to DC. I believe that most of his patients are informed of this decision. So based on this information, I ask for you to pray not only for him during his move, but also for his patients that have moved from his practice from NC to SC and now to DC.

I wondered about all of this and was already praying for all of these things when I heard the rest of the news. Two or three (and this is all hearsay about the time line) weeks ago, Dr. J found out that his lovely wife had breast cancer. I am not sure about the specifics of her breast cancer, but my MIL is a breast cancer survivor. Please pray that Dr. J's wife can become a survivor as well. This is such a tricky disease with stages and spreading and I am not sure what stage his wife is in or if it's spread to other areas.

As if this wasn't quite a lot on Dr. J's plate, a week after he found out about his wife ... they learned that their 5 year old daughter has Leukemia. Please pray for Dr. J, his wife and his daughter as they undergo treatments. It is a scary situation for all involved. The saying is that God won't give you anything you can't handle. Dr. J has proven already that he is one tough doctor and man. He has helped the AIDS & Lyme community greatly. I imagine this will also give him the power to not only fight these two communities, but he will also bring his greatness to fight for cancer patients as well.

Sp please please pray for Dr. J, his family and all of the Lyme community (and in addition to all cancer patients and survivors and families).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Debbie's Biography

Our next featured Lymie is Debbie from Arizona. In 2000, this 45 year old woman was bedridden ill. The doctors found many illnesses which included Valley Fever, Toxoplasmosis, E Histolyitica, H Pylori, Candida, Epstein Barr, Herpes 1 2 7 8. It took Deb four years to find a Vector Borne Illness doctor that discovered her Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia.

In 2004, she began Antibiotic Treatment. Deb made slow (very slow) progress through 2007 when she was able to get out of bed for up to 10 hours. She even started to swim in her residential pool or walk daily. It was nice progress, but she was still too sick to work.

However in 2008, Deb got a very severe strain of the flu and relapsed reactivating infections. She had to start all over again. She is currently having a tougher time than ever. Deb has needed to be more aggressive by doing IV antibiotics and recently began going to an intensive Integrative Clinic.

By approaching her treatment using alternative & conventional therapies, she is being hit hard with symptoms. She's having trouble finding an LLMD who do full Lyme protocols and support IV medications. If anyone in or near Arizona knows of a doctor who do use IV antibiotics, please comment so that Deb can connect with you.

Deb has many symptoms. The things that bother her the most are being in severe pain, having severe fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, concentration problems, blurry vision, insomnia, stiffness, joint pain, nausea, urination problems, constipation, and sensitivity to light and noise.

Deb has taken all of her resources and risked a lot to be able to pay for intensive treatment including selling her car and taking out an equity mortgage. She may wind up having to live with family or move if the treatment doesn't push her forward enough to take care of her home or be able to work to obtain income.

Please pray for Deb to receive strength to get through this time and healing energy will be sent her way. Please send positive thoughts, love, encouragement and healing thoughts in Deb's direction by leaving comments for her to read. Please pray for her.

She says "God Bless."

Friday, September 11, 2009

Katherine's Music

Revelation Song by Hillsong (Holy Holy Holy)

Worthy is the, Lamb who was slain
Holy, Holy, is He
Sing a new song, to him who sits on
Heaven's mercy seat

Holy, Holy, Holy
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing
Praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything
And I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows, of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be
to You the only wise King

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder
At the mention of your name
Jesus your name is power
Breath, and living water
Such a marvelous mystery

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Katherine M.'s Biography

Our next featured Lymie is in her late 50's. Katherine M lives in Arizona and has been diagnosed with Lyme Disease (along with co-infections). Back in October of 2001, Katherine became too sick to continue to work, do household chores, walk and read. Katherine was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2003 and began treatment.

Katherine's largest symptom are cognitive. She can not sit upright or be on her feet longer than 5 to 20 minutes. She needs lots of downtime and often types lying down with the keyboard on her legs. Katherine is in a forced vegetative state from about 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. She isn't sleeping. She just is there. She has lost her ability to multi-task, read novels, cook dinner and tires easily. Katherine has been taking Amoxicillian & Biaxin for several months now.

Katherine needs to be able to move closer to her LLMD and a primary care physician who will prescribe her the medications and testing that she needs. She is in need of insurance to provide as much as possible since she doesn't have the funds to pay out of pocket. She needs prayers to know where to move as well as approval from the Section 8 Housing to provide her a quiet and safe place to live. Prayers for funding for both housing and for treatment are needed as well. Once Katherine finds a new place to live she's hoping to find help with packing, moving and unpacking. So please pray that God sends her people to assist her with these needs.

She is hoping that she will be approved for workman's compensation and they will provide the treatment she needs to regain her health as well as funds to move closer to her LLMD. Katherine has been blessed by the donation of two power chairs. One is for when she can not hold herself upright. She's also been blessed with a service dog, SSI and a safe, quiet, clean place to live. She is hoping that section 8 housing will be providing help with household chores twice a month starting this month.

Katherine is slowly seeing improvements, but feels that a lack of funds is causing it to take so long. She is very thankful for the medications and supplements that have been provided. She is thankful for everyone thoughts & prayers and hopes this will help people know how to pray.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Coming Soon

I've had one Lymie email about being featured. I can't wait to get Katherine's story online for everyone to read. Please know that if you want to be featured all you have to do is either leave a comment or read above to instructions on how to contact me. Make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you. It also makes it easier if you go ahead and fill out the questionnaire to send in.

Here is the survey again:

Background Story
Treatment Plan
Family Members w/ it?
Specific Prayer Needs
Website if applicable
Email address so that I can contact you.

Please please please .. if you want to be featured, let me know by leaving a comment on this post. Please leave an email address so that we can correspond about your upcoming feature. I approve ALL comments and ALL post 2 blog messages. So you can write your email address in the comment and no one else will see it.

First come first serve. There is a list on the left hand side of people that have said they want to be featured, but that have not gotten me their survey back. So first people to get me back the survey will be featured first ... As requests come in, names will be added to the side bar so that I know what order the original requests came in.

Do you know someone that wants to be featured? Share with them this blog. Publish it on myspace, facebook and wherever else you know. Been featured in the past and want to give an update? Contact me via the comment section and we'll see what we can do. :D

Lyme Prayer Chapel Admins

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I am living my life. I've treated Lyme, Bartonella, Candida and Heavy Metal Poisoning. My symptoms were drastically improved after 2 years of treatment. I did well for a year or two and then started having a backslide in August of 2011. I've been seeing my doctor since March 1 2007. I have severe D defiency, but my Iron levels are now normal (after Iron infusions). I'm treating with oral antibiotics currently for Lyme, Bartonella and Babesia. I'm living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive. My recent labs showed a very weak immune system and low Cortisol. So we're fighting to bring that back up. Some therapies I'm using are IV Vitamin C, HBOT treatments and herbal remedies plus yeast fighting medicines along with medicines to boost cortisol levels. I've not used the HBOT in a while, but I found it helpful. I'm on a load of oral antibiotics again because the herbal remedies alone were not effective enough. Living life as full as I can with the skills that I have and the love I receive!