Thankful Thursday

The other night I was laying in bed, just processing the last couple weeks and thinking about things.  We have had a lot of awesomeness going on, and it occurred to me that I had been neglecting to write about these things too much because I don’t want to “hex” anything.  Then I realized that the Law of Attraction would assure these hexes happen if I kept thinking like that, so vowed to myself that I would not slip into this negative thought pattern.

So, I am writing this post partially to help me stay positive and keep my head in a good place, and partially to journal for myself – this is my blog after all!

One of the most exciting things happening right now is Poppy going to school a couple hours a week at a farm.  He has been twice now, and really seems to be enjoying himself. Last week he spent a lot of time with the animals and his 1:1 teacher.  This week he brought his table-top cotton candy maker and did a show and tell for the other students, giving them cotton candy to bring home.  He also spent some time with the other students that were there at the same time, and played outside with one of them.  If you have a kiddo with Autism and anxiety issues, you know what a big deal this can be!
IMG951145Ivan is enjoying his permanent position with the company that he was working as a contractor for.  He took us over there this past weekend so we could see his office and the inside of the building, since we had only been to the front door previously.  Poppy and I are working on putting together some goodies for his desk, since he has nothing on it aside from his computers and work stuff.  He needs pictures, maybe a plant, and some decorations.

Aside from spending quality time with my Poppy and Ivan (which is my favorite thing to do!), I have been enjoying spending time getting to know some new people here in San Diego.  I joined a group for moms of kids with Autism, and I have really connected with a few of the women in the group.  It is awesome to go grab lunch, or a coffee, and have some chat time.  And, these women “get it” when it comes to some of the quirks of having a kiddo with ASD, so it is great to speak the same language!
PuzzlePieceI have also enjoyed getting to know people in the Lyme community.  People that don’t think that Lyme exists in San Diego are wrong!  I have met people that were bitten by ticks and infected right here in San Diego county!  My LLND (Lyme doc) has meetings at her office, and I have to say, this is not a “boo-hoo I have Lyme” crowd.  It has been overwhelmingly positive, and I think that a huge part of that is how my LLND is a positive person herself, and believes that thinking and staying positive is a big component to healing.
20141120_163112And speaking of healing, I am really enjoying the healing process right now.  Things are going really well for all of us in that department.  Yes, there are still days where we are herxing, but they are not as hellish as they have been in the past.  I have had days where my mind is clear and I could remember things that I haven’t thought of in years.  I am having more and more of these days, too, and it is amazing.  I didn’t realize how much brain fog I had until I started having this clarity.

I am also excited to be learning new things.  I have mentioned that I am studying essential oils more in-depth, and I am enjoying helping others find a path to wellness for themselves. A lot of you have been reading my blog for a long time, so you know my willingness to share what I have tried so I can help others.  And, I love the friendships that have come from that.

So, that is my Thankful Thursday post for this week.  If you read this far – thank YOU!  I hope that you have some time to reflect on some things that you feel thankful for today.

Treating Lyme for Fifty Cents a Day

Yes, you read that correctly.  I just did the math, and the essential oil protocol I am doing for Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella, and Candida is costing me roughly fifty cents a day.

$15.30 a month to be exact.

A copay for just one of my antibiotics was $20/month, and we were taking multiples of those!  We no longer have to worry about fighting for coverage with the insurance company, either.

We are finding that while the oils are more effective for us, they definitely pack a punch.  The oils absorb deeper into the tissues, and several cross the blood-brain barrier.  Great for those of us with neuro-Lyme!  They also take care of more than one issue at a time.  No more taking multiple antibiotics to take care of different infections at different stages (l-form, cyst form, etc.) – the oils are broad spectrum, meaning they take care of all forms when you use the right oils.

There are six oils I use specifically for treating Lyme, co-infections, and Candida.  Oregano, Cinnamon Bark, Thyme, Melaleuca, Clove, and Peppermint.  A couple are used daily, and the others are pulsed throughout the month.  I do use other oils for detox, etc., and those are not included in my $15.30/month figure, but they only add a few cents a day.

As some of you may already know, I have become a wellness advocate for doTERRA essential oils.  Why?  Because I have seen the health of my family improve exponentially in the last several months.  We had plateaued on antibiotics, and the good flora in our systems were stripped out due to long-term usage.  We needed to try something different.  Radical.  New.  We feel confident with the safety and purity of doTERRA products, and the collateral damage to the body is nil next to antibiotics.

After trying just a couple of the oils for anxiety and ADHD and being floored at the positive changes, we were able to eliminate several pharmaceuticals and switch to just the oils for these issues.  We worked with our Lyme doctor to come up with a protocol for our Lyme treatment that would take us to the next level, and offer flexibility.  The essential oils have exceeded our expectations!  If you have read my blog for a while, you know that we have had a significant improvement to our quality of life since using essential oils.

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That being said, I invite you to heal with me.  If you are interested in learning more, I am putting the link to my Essential Oil blog page. https://thepersonnexttoyou.wordpress.com/essential-oils/

If you sign up through me as a new wholesale customer for doTERRA before the end of May, and place a 100+ point value order, you will get $50 of credit added to your account for a future order.  As a wholesale customer, you will get a 25% discount on your orders, earn product credits, and I will also provide you with with support for using the oils.

Feel free to contact me for more information.  I always respond to inquiries in less than 24 hours.

* I am not a physician, and I don’t play one on TV!  :-)  I am just a satisfied customer who is happy to share what has worked for me when using essential oils.  If you have concerns, please contact your physician before starting anything.  I am not making any claims that the oils are a cure for disease.  Again, I am just sharing my experiences and satisfaction.

Approaching Lyme with a Clear Head

A couple nights ago, my LLND (Lyme doctor) held a meeting to talk about the Lyme protocols for essential oils.  As the evening went on, I was thinking about all the different treatments we have tried in the last couple years, and I realized that for the first time ever, I had no doubts about the oil protocol working.  Yes, I feel 100% confident that this is going to be the thing that gets us all there.  The mack-daddy of all words that every person with Lyme or Cancer lives to experience.  REMISSION.

Yesterday I had a craniosacral therapy session with our massage therapist, and I asked her to really work deep, so I could get the toxins out of my head.  Last week I started oils that are specifically for tick illness, and I can already feel their effects.  I needed her deep CST work to open up tissues so I can get the effects of the oils to permeate deeper.
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I knew I would be up for a big herx, and by the afternoon I had the headache, some muscle aches, and exhaustion.  I spent the afternoon on the Biomat, drinking lemon water, and later in the evening, I took an Epsom Salt bath with detox oil on the bottom of my feet.  I also used some extra tincture that is specific for detoxing.

This morning my head feels clearer than it has in quite some time.  I am going to fix my protocols so that on massage days (almost every other Saturday) I will increase the detox protocols I use, then increase the treatments for a couple days after so I can take advantage of those tissues being opened up like this.

One of the things I love about using the oils for treatment is that I feel more empowered to make changes than I did when we were using antibiotics.  At the meeting at the LLND’s office, I did mention to her what my thought process was behind the way we’re using the oils, and she was very on board.  This made me even more excited to keep moving forward with them.

First Day of Farm School

My boy loves animals, so imagine how excited we were to find a program close to home that is for homeschooled kids with Autism!

We’re starting out small – a couple hours a week – so Poppy can see if he likes it.  Plus, this is the first time he will be away from family for any length of time, so he needs to be comfortable.  His program will include taking care of animals, as well as some time with other students.  We’re not going to focus on academics right now, because we do plenty of that at home.  This is all about exposing him to new things.

I took a few pictures when I picked him up.  He showed me how he is now able to hold a chicken, and he practiced fishing in their koi pond.

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Quick Facts on Lyme Disease

The Person Next to You:

Because it is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, I thought I would re-post this. The information is still accurate. Please share this! Lyme Disease is in all 50 states, and has been found in every corner of the globe. If you do not live on the East Coast, you STILL have ticks that carry Lyme. I hope this post helps you.

Originally posted on The Person Next to You:

If you also blog on WordPress, you’ll notice on your dashboard that there is an area that you can see what people are putting in the search box of your blog.  I noticed recently that a couple searches came up that had some great Lyme questions.

  1. Can you get Lyme more than once?
    The short answer is YES.
    • When your body detects an infection floating around, it starts to produce anti-bodies that fight that infection.  Once the infection has cleared, the body has a “memory” that knows what that strand of illness looks like, and helps to block your body from getting that infection again.
      You body does not generate a “memory” for Lyme!
    • This means that if you fight it and go into remission, and get bitten AGAIN, you will get it AGAIN.
    • I am of the belief that once you have Lyme you ALWAYS have Lyme. …

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Oh Cavy, Our Cavy

This past week turned out to be a bit on the busy side for us, with a big dose of worry.

Poppy was supposed to start a program at the farm on Monday, but due to a broken pipe in their bathroom, it was postponed until Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Cavy, our guinea pig, took a turn for the worse in his health, and we had to take him to the vet.  This also meant that Poppy had to postpone the farm again.

Cavy, our guinea pig

Cavy, our guinea pig

By Thursday, Cavy had to have a surgery, where 8-10 bladder stones were removed.  Poor little guy!  We are still syringe feeding him, but each day he is perking up more and more.  And, you know me – I have been researching a ton so I can nurse this fellow back to health and give him the best nutrition possible.  We have all been beside ourselves with worry, but we’re hoping that this week will bring health and healing to him again.