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 Post subject: I'm trying to overcome
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:50 am 
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<< Psalm 3 >>
GOD'S WORD ® Translation
1 A psalm by David when he fled from his son Absalom. O LORD, look how my enemies have increased! Many are attacking me.

2 Many are saying about me, "Even with God on his side, he won't be victorious." Selah

3 But you, O LORD, are a shield that surrounds me. You are my glory. You hold my head high.

4 I call aloud to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Selah

5 I lie down and sleep. I wake up again because the LORD continues to support me.

6 I am not afraid of the tens of thousands who have taken positions against me on all sides.

7 Arise, O LORD! Save me, O my God! You have slapped all my enemies in the face. You have smashed the teeth of wicked people.

8 Victory belongs to the LORD! May your blessing rest on your people. Selah

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Thank you Jennifer - for sharing this Psalm with each of us.
I pray you find comfort in His words. It sure helped me this morning.

I asked the Lord to protect you and to mold your heart so that doubt is not allowed to enter in. I pray this for each one of us.

You are not alone and you are loved with His promised, devoted, risen love.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm trying to overcome
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Thank you Jennifer, I needed that this morning. Kate has had a fever of 102 since friday, and now is throwing up and diahreaha, she's getting dehydrated, hasn't eaten in days, the poor darling. And it hit me yesterday afternoon... not something I need on 12 days of no sleep and ld. This was a great reminder for me, thanks

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(Isaiah 53:5 NKJV) But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.


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 Post subject: Re: I'm trying to overcome
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Jennifer,
Are you going through a rough time...are you still doing 5 days per month of abx?

How is that working for you, do you still feel pretty good most of the time?

This Psalms had a lot of meaning to me about 6 months before my lyme "kicked in" and I was going through a different trial..I read it everynight it gave me comfort.

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 Post subject: Re: I'm trying to overcome
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1. Yes I am still on 5 days of abx. I restarted yesterday. For the most part the last three weeks I have been doing well. Until about Saturday. Saturday the signs starte creeping back in .. add in PMS and extra hormones, it makes for a couple of bad days.

2. My friend Patience sent me that this morning after I had sent her a message asking for prayers last night. She told me to look it up Psalm 3 to 8 is what she wanted me to read. As soon as I read it, I thought you guys might like it as well.

3. I have felt very much alone in my battle this past week. I know I have friends that care, but it's still tough because they still don't quite understand. You guys are so far away and there's only so much support a forum can bring.

4. I've had really bad gas today. I smell

5. I just put that one there to make you guys laugh. Did it work?

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 Post subject: Re: I'm trying to overcome
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I am sorry you are going through a rough time...TELL US!! We are far, but right here. I will pray for you as I know everyone else will.

Have you considered asking your LLMD to put you back on abx full time again?

I have a friend that went off abx due to Gallbladder issues and slowly feels her symptoms returning (well they never left) so...getting worse.

I am glad you have gas..at $4 a gallon...we all need it! :D

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 Post subject: Re: I'm trying to overcome
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Oh I can not handle a full time amount of abx. I was so miserable it wasn't even funny. I was having trouble functioning. that's why we tried the pulsing. It wasn't until day 19 that the symptoms "started" to come back ... and I only am off them for 21 days. I would have started on day 20, but had lots of stuff to do so I just waited it out.

The ONLY reason I'm emotional is because I keep having to have my 5 days of abx NEAR MY PERIOD. It's all hormonal. Honestly. Last night I didn't take my 125 mg of progesterone .. today no emotions. I still fee physically ok today, but I guaratee you that tomorrow .. I will begin to herx. generally happens on my third day of meds.

Don't know if you realize this, but I wasn't in treatment when I had my gallbladder removed. I didn't even realize I was sick at the time. I've been under treatment for .. what a year and a month. I am pleased with my progress.

A year ago, I couldn't even open up a can with a can opener.
Now I can.
I couldn't pour water from the pitcher in the fridge.
Now I can.
I couldn't fold laundry.
Now I can.
I couldn't run up the strairs to get to my house. (only three of them)
Now I can.
I couldn't walk to the mail box without getting winded.
Now I can.
I couldn't make it through a day without crying.
Now I can.
I couldn't hug my husband because it hurt too much.
Now I can.
I couldn't hang out with my best friend because there was so many reasons that I had to stay home.
Now I can.

A year ago today I was on IV nutrition. I couldn't stay energized to do even the most basic things. I had to get it done once a week. then it was spread to once every other week. then once every third week. then once a month .. now I haven't had it done in quite some time. I've only been Over exhausted the day or two before I'm supposed to start my abx. before .. it would happen within 5 days of being off abx. Now I'm up to day 19 with NO SYMPTOMS. that's amazing.

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Thank you Jennifer, this is very encouraging that you are so much better. We're closer than you think.

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:) :cross:

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I am so happy to hear all the things you are able to do..it makes me appreciate all I've always been able to do...I just do it in total painful agony, my pain levels have long way down to still go.

I just read my diary from a year ago....same exact pain issues...I feel stalled....but if I were to go back almost 2 years ago, things have changed without a doubt.

I couldn't eat, my stomach and intestines were destroyed
I am now overweight I can eat so well.

I couldn't drive my car, everyone drove me around
I drive everyday now

I had blurry vision and it was hard to read or watch TV
My vision is clear

I had blinding headaches
I rarely get them now except around my period

I had shooting, burning, stabbing sensations
Now it is settled more into "nerve pain" not so wild as it was

I was so weak, my husband had to hold me up
I am able to hold myself up and even run on somedays

I had in the beginning only "moments" that were good
Now I have days that are good

I still feel I have plateaued in the last year, but progress is so gradual...I think we hardly notice it.

THANKS FOR REMINDING ME WHAT I CAN DO AND WHAT HAS CHANGED!

As Joyce Meyer would says 'I AM NOT WHERE I WANT TO BE, BUT THANK GOD I AM NOT WHERE I USE TO BE!"

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