Small Detour in The Highway of Life

“Life is like a highway, no matter what they say, the construction is never finished. There’s always gonna be bumps in the road and detours every now and then.”

~Nishan PanwarHighwayBW

Small Detour in The Highway of Life

Just the other day, I was perusing through the Facebook statuses and saw one asking if Lyme is cured or just placed into remission. My thought is that for some it can be cured, it all depends on the person’s body makeup and genetics.

They are finding now that if certain genes are evident and found in your body, your predisposition for certain Cancers place you at higher risk. I read that if certain factors are present, for example, the conditions surrounding you and your health, you will indeed come diagnosed with Cancer. So many things come into play, your immune system, your daily stress levels, genetics, sickness, and environmental conditions–the whole gene and development concept.

I am sure some of you have heard of the blood-type diets and books. These books are based on the premise that certain blood types are more susceptible to diseases versus viruses/bacterium which explains why certain people like or dislike certain foods. It is the way their particular body blood type reacts to foods, diseases and viruses. Some say it explains why certain people have reactions or allergies to certain foods or external stimuli. Of course, it also takes into account that there are different variations depending on the blood type of your biological parents. I think the book was called “Eat Right for Your Type.” I came across it many many years ago before I became infected with Lyme Disease.

BumpsAheadI have been doing extremely well for about three years. I can’t say that I am not doing well now but a few of my foes decided to visit me once again; that is, Babesia, Bartonella and Lyme. I’d say that I am for the most post feeling 100% and not the 110%. Yes, there has been a day here lately that I felt that I was feeling almost as bad as my old “Lyme” days at my worst. But, for the most part I only have a few days here and there that I feel that I would rather be at home taking in some down time. However, enough of my symptoms are present to err on the side of caution. I have grown to love feeling great every day and don’t want to take that for granted.

I know we all have things going on in our life and the way our bodies react are all so differently. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because a few things have all come to a head recently. Although I don’t feel like they’ve taken a toll on me, my body has told me different. I guess dealing with my Mom’s dementia, having to look for another job and a few other unpleasant things produced a perfect climate for the beasts to flourish. Funny, I think I already knew before it was confirmed. You know, most of us that deal with chronic issues learn to ready our bodies. Well, I noticed a small shift and just decided to wait until my next checkup.

I try to avoid conventional medicine for the most part, I think the side effects that come with them are horrible and not worth the headache. However, there are times when you have to listen to your doctor’s concerns and listen to reason. With much chagrin, I have begun taking Mepron along with a small arsenal of homeopathic supplements to hopefully put these beasts into check once again. I don’t foresee it to be an awful battle. Only time will tell. We will see how my body reacts.

DetourI see this as just a small detour in life.

All my best to all of you,

P.S. Thank you to my good friend, Thalia, who helped me realize that sometimes you just need stop and take some “me” time. Thanks for the lunch and the laughs.

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