Tuesday, May 5, 2009

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

To help raise awareness, these next few Thursdays are dedicated to those people who are going out there and making a difference!

The past 5 1/2 years have been the hardest years of my life, but good always goes with the bad right? That good is all the wonderful people I have met, lymie and none lymie alike.

We have all come together for May and because of that, I have dedicated these posts to these wonderful people and the good they are doing.

So my first post for Lyme Disease Awareness Month is going to be about my own contribution to the cause:
As most of you know, I have been sick since 2004. In that time I have been through all the 'stages' of illness. From the denial of that first year to the fear and grief when it seemed I wasn't getting any better, to the anger I feel even now, to finally the acceptance stage. It has been the most difficult thing and even though I have accepted the fact that I have Lyme Disease, I still have those days and moments where I question everything and become angry.

But ultimatly, this is a good thing because I can help others who are going through the same things I have been through and help others who don't have to go through the same things.

Awareness is the key!

This is why I came up with my bracelets. They are not just made for lymies, but for all of those people who are sick and need hope. Especially those who want to come together to support one another. You don't have to be ill to want to be aware!

The Healing charm is a symbol of what we are all striving towards. Healing in every aspect.

When I am well enough, I hope to participate in more activities that will raise awareness, but right now, this is what I can contribute.

If your interested in a Healing Bracelet, they are in my store and they cost $15.00 with most of the profits going to those who are in need of treatment. The rest goes towards more supplies for more bracelets =]

This is the first of 4 blog posts that I plan to give you throughout the month of May. Remember, awareness is key and there are those people who are taking things into their own hands!

Love and Energies.

P.s. Just so you know everyone, from now on I am going to move health advice to Thursdays because for one, I have something new planned for monday, and for two, I think it's better suited for a Thursday.
Just my insanity coming into play =]


Judy said...

Your bracelet is just wonderful!! Not a lot of people are familiar with Lyme Disease. I have noticed that living in Tennessee, In Massachusetts that was a different story.

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

That's a beautiful bracelet :) I love what your doing to help raise awareness! And you know...I think I'm still in the denial stage is so many ways with my illness.