HAVING A BAD DAY? I hope these ideas help you.
Below you will find these topics:
HEALING TAKES TIME
HEALTHY MINDSET WHILE HEALING
LYME LITERATE THERAPISTS
MAKE A LIST
RISE AND RECOVER
SUPPORT GROUP ADVICE
WORDS OF ADVICE
"DISTRACTIONS" were important to me during my worst days of treating and suffering.
The tools I used and still use:
1. A simple hobby that you can do sitting. Even if it is coloring. Writing poems....
2. Advocacy online has always empowered me and was a good distraction too.
3. Jigsaw puzzles. Man I love puzzles, they helped my brain too.
4. Healthy mindset tools like meditation apps.
5. Lots of rest and seek anything that brings joy or humor. Anything. Watching comedies...
6. I found researching solutions helpful. Like researching an herb or essential oil to learn about it etc. I did NOT find researching medical conditions helpful. That just scared me.
7. Connecting to others with positive vibes. Be watchful of spending too much time around sadness. Seek positive companionship as much as possible. Doing this helped distract me from how I felt. I still focus on this. I'm easily effected by negativity personally.
8. Spend time reading success stories and remission stories. There are a ton. I can help you find them in the two groups below.
RISE ABOVE LYME STORIES OF HOPE
LYME SUCCESS STORIES
"HEALING TAKES TIME"
"Healing takes time. I look at Lyme as an onion that you have to peel layer by layer to get better. If there's one thing Lyme has taught me is to trust the process and be patient and trust your doctor. If you are lucky to have access to an amazing doctor then "patience " is key. The other thing is stress is so bad for anyone with lyme and it's something we must get under control. Last time I relapsed it was 100 percent due to stress. As crazy as it might sounds learning gratitude has changed my health and mindset. Please know it took a long time for me to get better but I have learned so many lessons on the way."
"I felt no improvements for the first 9 months so I understand having doubts if treatment is working. Eventually, I started having some good days. Then they finally outweighed the bad days. Healing is slow because our bodies aren't made to withstand attacking these diseases too quickly. We simply wouldn't be able to tolerate it. I feel having faith in a doctor and sticking with their guidance (if they are reputable) is what brings healing. Otherwise you build no history with a doctor and that takes time for them to deeply understand your case. I know it is hard, trust me. But you can heal with a steady building plan and faith that your doctor knows what they are doing. Over time you will see you are healing. Sadly it isnt fast, but this is how every recovery story goes, slow and steady. I think staying consistent with my protocol and doctor's advice was the key."
"Chronic lyme disease and its co-infections can decimate your body down to a cellular level. Recovering from this kind of an injury to your body is never a quick process. In fact, as we are working to do it most of us feel like you are making no progress at all sometimes for months and months, despite all the hard work and effort. It sounds cliche, but this journey is truly a marathon not a Sprint."
"In chronic Lyme disease (over one year of Lyme infection) an average length of treatment is 2 years. This is an average, and some respond more quickly than others. For example, some may recover in 6 months while some may require 3 or more years."
"In contrast, people who make the effort to build a solid restorative foundation have a high probability of achieving wellness and enjoying normal life!:
"The best way that you can ensure that you’ll want to keep looking for answers is to keep your quality of life, while dealing with chronic Lyme disease, as good and high as possible. It’s the symptoms that reduce quality of life -- and while that’s no secret, it may not be accepted or acknowledged as much as it should be."
"You're going to get through this. There are people out there who were in your shoes but have now reclaimed the life they once had. They stayed the course by listening to their bodies. You must be in tune with your body. "
"HEALTHY MINDSET WHILE HEALING"
Having a healthy mindset made a huge difference for me. Finding tools to think differently eventually made it come natural. Don't forget to seek humor and laughter daily. Please read these articles.
A POWERFUL READ
"However, a patient can have exactly the opposite effect. I’ve seen herbal treatment that has worked amazingly well for hundreds of other patients suddenly not work for an individual who expects nothing to work for them. Unfortunately, in that mindset, they will always prove themselves right. The best thing for a patient to do is get out of the way and to let the treatment do what it’s supposed to do. Don’t keep monitoring it every step of the way, either. Give it time. Try to move on with your thoughts, and most importantly, relax." https://lymerecoveryclinic.com/reiki-energy-healing-and-chronic-lyme-disease/
"Some people believe this to be literally true, as studies show that the words we think and speak, affect our cells, for better or worse. Negative or lie-based thoughts are made up of energetic frequencies that, when prolonged and constant, can foster illness like chronic Lyme disease, while positive thoughts are made up of higher frequencies that produce health."
"However, many studies across the years have shown that a positive, optimistic outlook can be a valuable tool in the fight against chronic disorders. Lyme is no different. Any illness is scary, and the lack of control the patient feels in the spread and chronic element of the disease can contribute to lowering their daily mood. A positive outlook is undoubtedly crucial to treatment, however, patients do not need to feel overwhelming positivity all the time; that’s an impossible ask for anyone."
"Third, I started living in the moment, something I had never previously done. When I was diagnosed with Lyme, I was always so focused on the past and the future."
"I’ve learned a new approach to it. Instead of just getting more mad about the fact that I’m mad, I validate how I’m feeling and try to do something nice for myself, like getting something to eat or drink or lying down and resting. I remind myself that it’ll pass, and if it comes again, it will pass again after that. Even if Lyme sometimes takes over my mind, it doesn’t have to take over my life."
"Mindset is so important! Use every tool in your toolbox. Here are a few vlogs for ya!"
We wanted to do this subject because I felt inspired after speaking to my therapist last week about the subject. Humor and laughter have always been a BIG part of life. I was raised being surrounded by it and I've raised my own children with lots of humor. When I have a funny experience and laugh hard, I feel so good afterwards. I love all kinds of shows to make me laugh.
"Humor is known to reduce stress and anxiety. It’s said to help boost the immune system."
"Humor cuts through the noise and overwhelm with a powerful clarity. We pay attention to what makes us laugh, and that’s for one simple reason: humor makes us feel good. "
"Laughter can be a great coping mechanism when you live with a chronic illness."
"But once my symptoms started to improve a bit and I understood more about what was happening, I tried being open and jovial with those who were treating me."
"When people laugh, their muscles relax, as their tension seems to melt away. Part of the reason is that we you laugh, your body releases chemicals called endorphins, which are natural substances that mimic the effects of powerful painkillers like morphine and codeine, without the danger of addiction."
"Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain."
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