Today is a bit of a departure from my usual Sunday Reblog in that it really isn’t about books — it’s about the reasons behind them, in some cases, and in this one in particular — and about a terribly debilitating disease called Lyme. In the last year I’ve become very aware of just what a serious and dreadful disease it is. As with so many illnesses, you know one person struggling with something and pretty soon, you find out about so many who have it and you realize it is more common than you thought. This Reblog from author and dog-lover Paulette Mahurin will touch your heart and explain much: my Sunday Reblog!
I hope I can keep this short.
Many years ago, I was bitten by a tick. Two days later a huge bull’s eye rash appeared on my waist. Antibiotic treatment went well but six months later I had crippling mono-articular arthritis, cardiac arrhythmia, and meningitis. Month after month, heading into years, treatments failed, alternative medicine failed, meditation, imagery, you name it didn’t change the “Lyme Symptoms.” I fell into a depression and there by my side in bed with me was my rottie Tazzie. What changed was I became aware that her existence revolved around me. She didn’t want to walk, play, do much other than stay by my side. Because of that, something changed in me. I like to think that my heart opened to gratitude, for the simplest of acts done by my dog, my best friend. My husband had been wonderful but there was something about Tazzie…
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