825 Days – 260 Weeks – 60 Months – 5 Years


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Today is the eve of the 5th May that I’ve been different. When I was sixteen, I was shoved into a black hole of chronic illness, and each year since I’ve been desperately clawing my way out. In some ways, this time has passed quickly, as all time seems to do. But back in the years that I held on to normality by a thread, the time seemed to barely move.

The days were terrible. The hours ticked by when I was awake and alone. The nights were terrible. As my fellow Lymies know – there’s not much sleeping going on at night. As exhausted as I felt, my body felt jittery and my brain buzzed all the time. Between not sleeping and feeling like my insides were plugged into an electric socket, there was the stupor that I was in most of the time. Teenagers who spend 95% of their life at home in bed don’t have much of a social life.

Thinking of that sick, tired and lonely girl makes my heart hurt.

It scares me to think about how I used to be. I worry that I will regress, but at this moment I estimate that I am 60-75% recovered. I’m doing things that a few years ago I never would have dreamed!

I am resilient; I am strong; I am determined; I am willing to work even harder each day than the day before; and I am grateful to my God for answering my prayers to allow me to do so.

Late-stage Lyme patients, like me, are forever changed. I can never again live life without considering the consequences of the smallest actions… I will never be able to eat without thought or care; stay up too late; live without planning my time to the smallest detail to allow for unexpected bad hours or days; shop and buy food or products without studying the origin or ingredients; travel without my kit of emergency supplies to treat hives, allergies, bites, sleeplessness, headaches, constipation/diarrhea, or any other of my numerous issues known to pop up at the worst times. I worry about being able to have children, and if I do have them, I worry that I won’t be able to take care of them. I have to be sure the air I breathe is free of allergens and molds and fragrances, and I should never drink caffeine or alcohol. Compared to other 22-year-olds, I’m a party pooper (most of the time). HOWEVER… I AM LIVING LIFE AND I AM GRATEFUL.

If you are new to this world of chronic illness and are deep in the depths of your black hole, your time will pass also. I remember reading about people who worked for 5 years, 10 years, 20 years to get well, and this seemed IMPOSSIBLE to me! How could I live the way I was for that long??? Well, you can – you will – you must. Time will pass and it may as well pass with your brain believing that one day, you too will claw your way out of the darkness, back into life. Life will be changed, but you will be glad of it – goodness and mercy will follow you into a life full of meaning and purpose.

If you are an outsider to this sick world so many of us live in, thank you for taking the time to take a look inside ours. It’s different – sad and scary, but the happy moments bring us the most pure kind of joy that I would bet most “healthy” people don’t ever experience. Thank you for your empathy, but mostly, thank you for educating yourself and spreading the word to others who may need it. The Lyme life is a lonely one, and every healthy person made aware can hopefully do a little something to help ease that feeling for someone who needs it.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

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There Is Hope

Don’t worry guys, I’m alive!

I’m so sorry I haven’t been as active as I used to be! Lyme Life Revealed started as a way to spread awareness of my Lyme journey and how I was treating my case of the debilitating disease. When I started this page, I was on what I believed (and still believe) was my death bed. I was prepared to continue to live out the rest of my life in that miserable state, but thanks to my mother, we kept searching for answers until one was found. As you all know, I have been religiously using an AmpCoil for about 1 ½ years now and swear by it. I no longer take Lyme medications that make me feel worse than I already did. I no longer go to doctors begging them to put a port in my chest thinking a million combinations of IV antibiotics will do the trick.

I am currently taking 4 daily pills compared to the 50-some I used to force down.

My progress is real.

This used to be my day – Morning, Noon and Night.  No longer do I have this struggle. I now take only 4 pills. 

From being on my death bed at 17 years old and 100% reliant on everyone around me for the smallest of tasks, I have done a complete 180. I am currently moved out and living with my fiancé, Daniel, preparing him to ship off to boot camp as he is now a US Navy musician. I have a normal daily routine, am physically capable of working out, and have been able to actually make plans knowing that even if I’m not having my best day, I’m well enough to do whatever I need to – these are all dreams I had given up years ago. Dan are I are super excited for this amazing new opportunity with the Navy and are ready to go wherever the military wind blows us!



Engraved inside my engagement ring is the day of our first date to infinity. Dan made everything about our engagement extra special!

2 years ago, I would’ve thought you were crazy if you told me that this is what my life was going to look like.

All I used to wish for was just 1 decent day a month. 1 day.

That’s what I had limited myself to.

I take that back – that’s what LYME had limited me to.

I took my life back by using the AmpCoil and I’m here to remind you that you can too.


To AmpCoil owners out there reading this, here are a few of my tips and tricks:

• If you’re new to the machine, start with the 30-day detox. I run my volume on medium, but depending on your sensitivity, you may need your volume on low. You never really need to run anything on high. It can be too much on your body. Imagine putting your headphones in at the highest volume. Instead of your body enjoying the music, you end up hurting your ears. Run one of the 30 steps a day. If one of the steps (ex. Airways) makes you herx, run it again the next day. My motto is: if you feel like shit, something is being fixed… but take it low and slow… if you herx, take a break.

• I run a cleanse at least 2 times a week. You can either run your top hits that come up from your Voice Analysis, or choose an existing problem you already know of from the A-Z Library- (ex. Parasites)

• On days you aren’t running a cleanse, run something helpful. My go-tos are both Organ and Nutrition Tune Up, Demo Harmonizer, Positivity, and Balance the Mind.

• I’ve also learned that running Immune Boost once a week is always a good thing. Doing it more than once can be too much, so just dedicate a day to run it. Immune Boost has helped me SO much this flu and cold season.

My biggest accomplishment since my last post has been perfecting our salmon recipe and it is now our go-to healthy dinner!

Again, I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much as before. I wanted to make a post today to let everyone know that I’ve been in your shoes. It’s the worst possible feeling in the world. But guess what, you are a resilient chronic illness warrior. No one can take your strength away from you.

I know we all say we have “good days” and “bad days” – but I’m here to tell you that every day you stay strong and positive is a good day. No matter what.

As I sit here and write this, I’m in awe of how much my life has changed.

There’s hope for everyone. Even you.

The Davis family with our official new addition of Dan!



Good Things Are Happening

A lack of posting to this blog can only mean one thing… good things are happening.

Again, I (Avery’s mom), am updating this page because Avery is busy.  For those of you familiar with the life we have led the past five years, you know that it is rare for Avery to be busy.  She became skilled at appearing to be busy… posting pretty pictures on social media of a rare occasion outside of her bedroom or turning down invitations claiming she had been “running around like crazy” and wasn’t up to an upcoming event.  The reality was laughable.  We had to laugh because crying didn’t do any good.


Avery’s social media pictures were always lovely – all smiles and the cool places we visited.  She didn’t explain that a shower once a week warranted a photo, or that her mother arranged concert tickets as often as possible because music seemed to be the only thing that could bring a type of normality to our lives for a few hours.  Her “running around like crazy” excuse meant she may have left the house for a couple of hours that week, most likely to a doctor’s appointment(s) or high school sporting event, and there was no way she could muster the energy or ignore the pain again to go out anytime soon.

Back in the days of being completely bedridden.

My daughter lost a chunk of her life.  From 11th grade until just recently, the year she should be graduating from college, time stalled for her.  Her peers attended high school parties, beach week after graduation, started (and are finishing up) college, made new friends and attended college events, worked and gained employable experience, etc.  For a while, Avery tried to keep up.  She went away to college but was so sick she came home after a semester. (Looking back, she was so very ill that it is hard for me to imagine that she stalwartly suffered through those months as she did.) Imagine living back in your childhood bedroom doing nothing when your classmates have all moved on… because of this stigma, we tried to be “normal” again the next fall.  Avery moved into an apartment, got a part-time job, and registered for two community college classes.  We thought the independence would bring happiness, however that fall once again brought the wrath of the disease.  Avery dropped one class, then the other, then she could barely drag herself across the street to work for a few hours… we brought her back home.  This was the wake-up call for us all.  It no longer mattered what Avery’s classmates were doing with their lives.  The ONLY thing that Avery could do at that time was to work on healing.  This meant another two years of living in her parents’ house and not participating in life.

Coil, coil, coil.

Avery watched as the rest of her family went on with day-to-day living, and she measured time with her medication schedule and TV show recordings.  As a mom, I tried to improve the quality of her life in any way possible… it was so lonely and boring.  I needed her to eat healthy, clean foods – so grocery shopping, prepping and cooking something for every meal took up tons of my time. Because Avery often couldn’t get herself to the kitchen, she was unable to serve herself… much less cook for herself.  I visited with her every morning in her room before I went to work, I came home in the early afternoon to spend a few minutes, and I spent evenings with her – cooking, talking, watching tv, or playing a board game.  Basketball season was always a wonderful distraction since it was warm in the gym and games lasted an amount of time that Avery could handle.  Besides the occasional extended family meal, basketball games were the only socialization she received.  I’m thankful for my friends at the games who embraced the need for understanding and easy conversation without the common questions of how Avery was spending her time and what her future plans were.  These were questions that led to embarrassing answers – Avery did nothing with her time and had no future plans!  Again – laugh because crying did no good!!!

Gluten Free, Vegetarian pizzas. One for tonight, the other 2 to save!

These days, the memories of how our lives used to be are a little cloudy – almost like they were just a bad dream.  For those of you who follow this blog and want to know how Avery is doing, she is moving forward, she is doing, she is LIVING!


Avery’s Personal Life Updates:

*   Avery has been living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her boyfriend, Dan, the past couple of months and plans to stay there until Dan enters the Navy in the New Year.  They have been working on his cool, old house and have adopted two kittens who give them much entertainment!

Penelope and Priscilla – 5 months old

*   Avery’s brain is working!  Those of you familiar with Lyme know that Lyme brain is a significant neurological challenge.  Avery complained throughout high school of becoming “dumber” each year, not smarter. She just finished her first semester back in college taking an online Anatomy and Physiology course (she ended up with an A!!!) and A&P II will be next semester. Hopefully as her confidence continues to improve, a regular course load of classes will be coming soon.


*   Avery is exercising! Getting herself off the sofa, walking up the stairs, or taking a shower used to be as physically taxing to her as running a few miles would be to a non-runner.  Avery has joined a gym and is elevating her heart rate – she’s been doing weight training, cardio, and yoga!

*   Avery is making music! Without the need for excuses, Avery has been out sounding great, playing both with Dan and the Jared Stout Band.


Avery’s Medical Life Updates:

We met with Dr. Hollis of Valley Integrative Medicine in Roanoke, VA several weeks ago.  Issues of concern are:

*   Mold lab indicators

*   Low iron

*   Return of endometriosis pain

*   Difficulty weaning off anti-depressant

*   Low thyroid numbers

*   Weight gain / difficulty losing weight

We left the office with a clear plan and good feelings.  Dr. Hollis is kind, personable, and very knowledgeable – she is a fabulous resource.  So far, the supplement adjustments and prescription changes have been very positive.  Avery has had some new blood work done and a follow up with Dr. Hollis here in a couple weeks. 

Dan’s first Virginia Tech football game 

Avery continues to use the AmpCoil regularly, running a “cleanse” every other day and supportive journeys on the off days.  After attending the AmpCoil Summit and hearing how parasites significantly hamper those with compromised systems, Avery encouraged us all to do a Parasite cleanse regularly.  Both she and my son are more than halfway through the 10x parasite cleanse, and interestingly, both have developed Bartonella markings – Avery has had other Bartonella symptoms lately, but we had not pieced them together to determine the cause.  It is not known that the appearance of the marks is related to the parasite cleanse that both are doing, but it is known that Bartonella will be targeted on the next cleanse – and mold, per Dr. Hollis!

Dan’s first place win in the Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship and my second place fiddle

I wanted to personally thank you all for supporting my daughter on her journey to wellness. Those of you struggling with tickborne disease know the toll it takes on a family all too well. Avery may never be 100% well, but we are so thankful that we have been able to maintain a sense of normalcy the past couple of months. 

Avery and I both look forward to keeping you all updated with the next news we receive!


“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and staff, they comfort me.”  – Psalm 23:4

Mom’s AmpCoil Update

A little over a year has passed since beginning to document Avery’s path to wellness using AmpCoil, and I write this entry on her behalf with a heart full of gratitude.


Avery and her boyfriend, Dan, are currently attending the 2nd Annual AmpCoil Summit in Lake Tahoe. I so badly wanted to be a part of last year’s Summit, but I could not justify the extra expense as we had only just invested in an AmpCoil and I didn’t yet know if coiling was going to be the Godsend for which I had prayed.

We were not going to miss the Summit this year and plans werellr2 made in May to attend… the only change being that I’m not needed anymore. After four years of anguish, toil and constant companionship with my housebound adult child, the cord has been cut. My grown girl has been stepping out of our cocoon of care and is taking care of herself. Dan is attending the Summit with Avery because he is more of her constant companion than I am. I’m thrilled, and in a weird way I’m sad. As terrible as these past years have been and as difficult as they were for our family to survive, the time Avery and I spent together gave me a friend that I hadn’t previously known existed. That being said… not having her home ALL of the time is a most lovely, freeing feeling! Avery and Dan are sure to learn so much this weekend, they will feel more a part of this CommUnity Circle of AmpCoil users, and will hopefully leave with a very positive mindset of continuing the upward trajectory of healing.

AmpCoil is a PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field) device that uses biofeedback voice analysis to customize the PEMF delivery through a modified Tesla coil. PEMF therapy is effective because it penetrates into cells and hollow organs and is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. AmpCoil is comfortable and noninvasive to use for people of all ages, and although costly upfront, I can attest to the fact that having an AmpCoil has reduced our medical expenses to almost nothing. The book PEMF – The Fifth Element of Health: Learn Why Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Supercharges Your Health Like Nothing Else! is a fabulous resource for PEMF information. The machine is used daily in our home – usually by more than one person, and sometimes by all four of us. I not only credit AmpCoil for the major improvement in Avery’s health, but for also keeping our son from succumbing to the same fate as his sister. Besides these HUGE achievements, our AmpCoil has performed in everyday life for us by having eased herxheimer reactions and headaches; enhanced our sleep; calmed our nerves and emotions; ceased colds and healed the flu; aided depression; improved our hair, skin and nails… the list can go on and on. AmpCoil has made us all feel generally healthier.

Avery’s path to wellness continues. She still has many issues needing improvement and sometimes I dwell on these things, but I remind myself to stop and think of how far she has come. All the many prescriptions have been eliminated and most of the doctors have been released; what remains to be done is an advancement of the rebuilding of her broken body once ravaged by spirochetes, parasites, molds and metals.

Avery continues to see Dr. Alicia Hollis, her integrative medicine doctor. She diagnosed Avery and is credited with pointing us in the right direction after years of searching for answers. Avery’s most recent labs prove what we already knew… her overall health is much better than it once was.  Since first seeing Dr. Hollis, several levels in Avery’s labs have been markers for us: cortisol (trends very high), ferritin (trends very low) & C4a (inflammation – trends very high)

August 2016 

Cortisol: 23.17 (2.3-11.9 normal)

Ferritin: 6.7 (13-150 normal)

C4a: 16275 (0-2830 normal)

August 2018 

Cortisol: 14.69 (2.47-11.9 normal)

Ferritin: 12.0 (13-150 normal)

C4a: 3617 (0-2830 normal)

As you can see, none of these numbers are yet normal, but we really like the direction they are heading!

Thank you, AmpCoil team for bringing happiness back to our home! It is impossible to fully express my gratitude.


~Angela Davis, Avery’s mom

Summer 2018


Hello All –

For those of you just joining me, I have been using my AmpCoil for exactly one year.  I became very sick 4 ½ years ago (age 16) and visited 32 doctors and specialists on my quest for a diagnosis and proper treatment.  Thanks to Dr. Alicia Hollis, an integrative medicine physician in Roanoke, Virginia, two years ago I was finally put on a path to wellness after learning that I suffered from Post-Sepsis Syndrome… aka late stage chronic Lyme disease.  After six months of herbal treatment with no noticeable improvement, I became a patient at the Jemsek Specialty Clinic and began following Dr. Jemsek’s long-term antibiotic, antiviral and antiparasitic treatment.  From August 2017 to April 2018, I used the “traditional” Western medical protocol of Dr. Jemsek in conjunction with AmpCoil, Reiki, and chiropractic care, all with Dr. Hollis’ continued guidance.  Since April 2018, AmpCoil has become my main treatment, supplemented with Reiki and chiropractor visits.


Not so great news first: at this very moment, I am not feeling well – I have my “sick” glasses on for my headache; I’m feeling fluish; and I’m so very bloated… but stay with me… there is good news too!  Although my focus each and every day remains my health, I am no longer so sick that I am stuck in bed or on the sofa for weeks and months on end. God’s light is shining on me and I have happy thoughts of the future!

Here comes the good news!

I just returned from my second foreign excursion and wanted to give you a little update on how I survived without my AmpCoil on my latest month-long trip…

My boyfriend, Dan is now an official graduate of Berklee College of Music with his Masters in Contemporary Music Performance. I was so happy to be able to travel to Spain to watch him walk across the stage to receive his diploma.


From Valencia, we made our way to Gran Canaria and Tenerife of the Canary Islands. Our adventures included lots of beautiful sightseeing, gorgeous beach trips, and incredible food. I did not stick to my fruits and vegetables only diet while I was in Spain, and my bathroom scale can definitely tell… OOPS! But I tell you what, it was 100% worth it!

Does all of this sound like something a sick person could do???

Dan and I then traveled from Tenerife back to Valencia to practically pack his entire life into two suitcases in preparation to go back to the States.  Before leaving Europe, we made a stopover in Lisbon, Portugal.  A lot more sightseeing and food eating ensued… Incredible memories were made.


Toward the end of our trip, I began to notice the effects of not having my AmpCoil. I started getting headaches; a few small hives popped up here and there; I had spells of complete exhaustion; and the dreaded clammy and flu-like feeling returned. Although the fluish feeling especially sucked, none of the symptoms were ANYTHING compared to what I used to feel like daily. I could just tell my body was craving my AmpCoil… the same way I crave Chick-Fil-A on Sundays. You want it SOOO badly, but you know you can’t have it!


There were many moments during our trip that I had to pinch myself – not only because I was in a beautiful foreign country with the love of my life, but because I was doing things I never believed would be possible for me to do again!  I walked and walked (up hills!); I enjoyed time out with friends; I had too much to drink at times; I swam; I ate some gluten; I went to the beach!!!  A successful day during some of my darkest days would mean that I successfully got dressed… but on this trip I did so many things all in one day!!!


I remember saying to Dan multiple times, “I can’t believe I’m able to do this,” and each time, I had to hold back tears of disbelief.  Not too long ago I was physically unable to lift my head and had hardly any hope for the future. All of that has changed.        Thank you, AmpCoil.

Now that we’re back in the U.S., Dan and I are running around like crazy until October to multiple music festivals, family gatherings, and other commitments.  One of our most exciting upcoming adventures is the AmpCoil Summit in Lake Tahoe, California! Dan and I are so excited to learn even more about what AmpCoil can do for us, and I can’t wait to come home and share my knowledge with all those who have taken the same step as me and have put all their faith into this machine.


The AmpCoil is changing lives.

If you’re thinking of buying one, I advise you to pray about it. Ask questions. Reach out to those who may have the answers you’re looking for.

If my blog helps you decide to buy an AmpCoil, please tell the company my blog influenced your decision.   I would love to someday be a part of this amazing group of people, and hopefully my words and dedication to AmpCoil will help me reach that goal.  I decided long ago that my years of sickness would not be in vain.  I want to help as many people as possible who are in the frightening place (where I once was) find the path to health in a much more streamlined way than I did.  Once my family discovered the blessing of AmpCoil, it seemed that documenting my journey to wellness could be a way I could ease the pain of others on the same journey.  I’ve been in the dark place where some of you are now, and I’m climbing out, slowly but surely.


Let’s all work together on our path to wellness.

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Baby Steps

12 weeks post 18 months of antibiotics.  

10 months of coiling.  Where am I now?



Most days I do not feel fluish/feverish.

My pupils work normally (most of the time) by adjusting their size to the light.           For years prior, my pupils were always abnormally large which gave me excruciating headaches.

I have been able to exercise, which is HUGE. It used to be that I was not able to get off the couch and go to the bathroom. Being able to walk/jog 3 miles is an incredible accomplishment for me.

I haven’t had tremors.

I have experienced only one day of dizziness and vertigo.

My breath smells normal. (I’ve had some bad breath, guys…)

No mouth sores.

My face has been pretty clear.

My appetite has been fairly normal, I think… I used to go through cycles of feeling ravenous for months followed by never wanting to eat at all.

My bowels are WORKING!!! This is another thing that is so exciting. I’ve been constantly constipated for my whole life!!! hahahaha At least I’m able to laugh at my poop problems!

No nausea.

No dry lips or peeling skin around my nails.

My hair is very healthy and thick.

Needs Improvement:

I still have difficulty sleeping.

I have had some bouts of profuse day and nighttime sweats.

I’ve had a few headaches.

Allergies (seasonal and random sensitivities) are still a problem, although I have found that Harry’s razors are not hurting me like any of the others I’ve tried! (Unfortunately for those who venture too close to my legs or armpits, they find that I am allergic to all razors it seems! HA!)

I’ve had some emotional moments, but am hoping to start the process of tapering off of my anti-depressant soon which I have been on for 2+ years.

I’m still SO VERY TIRED.

Extreme bloating remains a problem.

I can’t lose any weight – even on my vegan diet with exercise.

So thankful that I’m no longer rocking a hospital gown on the regular.

In the past 2 ½ months, I’ve begun to live a little more.  It has been years since I’ve been able to make plans in advance, and I’ve been doing that!  I spent three May weekends traveling to see old friends, I’ve been working my Mountain Mermaid booth at several festivals, I’ve lined up some music gigs, and I have even been working at my aunt & uncle’s driving range!  I’ve worked up the stamina to walk three miles with my mom and I’ve been using weights and the elliptical machine at home to try to build my endurance.  Considering the fact that only a few months ago I struggled to walk any distance at all, I’ve been pretty proud of myself!


With all of these improvements, I should be very happy – and I am, but I’m not satisfied.  Currently my biggest problem is my extreme fatigue.  I’m so very tired… a heavy, overwhelming feeling that cannot be fought through.  A daily nap is non-negotiable, and sometimes my naps are hours long.  It’s been difficult to practice and prepare for my gigs between the new commitments I’ve made and my need for a nap.


My second biggest problem is my weight.  My mom and I were concerned that the weight gain may be due to a thyroid problem or related to the low estrogen birth control pill I take to keep my endometriosis in check.  (I had endometriosis excision surgery two years ago.)  I had an upcoming appointment with my gynecologist and asked that we check all my numbers beforehand – everything came back ok.  Because I have other symptoms of low estrogen besides weight gain and fatigue, my doctor did change my birth control pill to one with a slightly higher level, although he attributes my weight issue to my continued use of an anti-depressant and sleep aid.  I think he’s probably correct, and after giving my body some time to adjust to the new birth control, I plan to begin to taper off both the sleep aid and anti-depressant while using AmpCoil for support.

Here’s progress for ya – This is a picture of me after a 3 mile fast walk in 90 degree weather… The struggle was real, but all I could think about was all of that DETOX, BABY!!!

I HAVE COME A VERY LONG WAY.  There are still a lot of things that need to shift in my body in order to feel more like a human –  but when I look back to the very, very low place that I once was, I am amazed.  Because I am able to do so much more, my mom becomes disappointed and even afraid when I say that I don’t feel well.  Some days are better than others and we have to remind ourselves… baby steps are okay – these tiny steps are continuing to move me forward.

The first picture was taken 6 months ago. This is what I took every day – morning, afternoon and night. The picture on the right is what I take now. 6 months of straight AmpCoil healing does a lot! 

I head off to Spain again this week!  Please pray for my health while I am away from my AmpCoil for four weeks!!!  I’m am in a better place now than I was during my last trip in January, so I am hopeful that I will be able to fully and completely enjoy my time traveling with Dan.  I’m bringing him home with me for good at the end of July!  I know my healing journey will be able to continue once we are both back – my heart will be full and my AmpCoil will be by my side!

Psalm 73:26

I’ve been in a locked box for 4+ years. All I’ve ever wanted was to get out. I’ve scratched my fingers to the bone trying get a breath of fresh air rather than the rancid funk of Lyme Disease and its Co-infections.

So what happens when you’re stuck in a locked box for so long? 

It becomes all you know. 

You still try to get out, but you never 100% believe you actually will. 

So it becomes just a dream, something to keep your mind positive. 

“One day I’ll be better… One day.”

My spring allergies have been NOWHERE near as bad as they have been the past couple of years! I enjoyed working on this blog outside.

So I guess that “one day” has come. 


Last I posted, I had just quit medicine, had started eating extremely healthy, and spent every day coiling, coiling, coiling. 

I’m still doing all the these things and have even been well enough to want to get my heart rate up. Slow, easy, restorative yoga is my favorite. It’s enough to get my body moving and loose, and since my last post I have even done a yoga class where we were standing up and moving the whole time! Never did I EVER think that I would be able to do anything like that! I’ve spent multiple days out of the house running errands all day long; taken road trips on the weekends to visit friends; had the urge to take a shower, fix my hair and put makeup on for no reason other than “just because”; and have even begun to make future plans to go back to school.

My Reiki healer teaches an arial/restorative yoga/meditation class – It’s my new favorite!

I’m crying while typing this. 

I can’t even begin to tell you guys how the past few weeks have changed my outlook on life. 

I’m a VERY spiritual person and I whole heartedly believe that everything happens for a reason, good or bad. It makes us grow, become stronger mentally and physically, and prepares us for what God has in store for our future. He is not punishing us, He is preparing us. We must trust His plan, not our pain. 

My mother goes grocery shopping every Sunday and this is what the sink looks like the beginning of every week! Not only is it beautiful, it is a great motivator for the rest of the week!

Through this journey I have learned so much about myself and the world around me, and I hope that through my voice, whether in person or over the internet, I am able to make a difference in the Lyme and chronic illness community. All chronic illnesses are related and all are able to be helped by Ampcoil and Medical Medium.


Now that my box has been cracked open, I have slowly lifted my head, adjusted my eyes to the light, and prepared myself to take my first steps. I still feel that I am connected to a chain that can only go so far, but this chain length is so much more than I have had for years, and I am grateful for it.

My family’s Mother’s Day tradition is to go see a musical at our local theater. I’ve always loved doing this and it was the first time I’ve left and not had a headache!

Although I’m doing well, my biggest fear is waking up and finding that I’ve been thrown back in the box, the top slammed shut and pad locked. But I can’t live in fear. All I can do is keep taking care of myself and doing what I know helps, coiling, eating right, and moving. 

My favorite smoothies have a full helping of vegetables in them just to make them even more nutritious. I always add spinach and sometimes kale! If you’re weird about your vegetables, spinach in a smoothie has no taste and anything can be covered up by a banana or 2!

The other day I was on the phone with my boyfriend, Dan, and he asked me, “How has your day been?” I kind of stuttered before answering because I had never been able to answer that question so positively. “I’m doing really well. I’ve had a really good day.” My voice started to crack and Dan knew I was crying when he said, “What’s going on, babe? Talk to me…”

What I told him is exactly what I’ve written today. I’m just in a really good spot right now and I pray everyday that I continue to stay here. 

Was well enough to visit some great friends for the weekend! 

So I guess a dream I never thought would come true, has.

I’m doing well. 

I’m doing really well.

And one day, you will be too. 

“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever.”

Psalm 73:26