Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I'm so behind!

Oh my goodness.  These past couple weeks have flown by and I'm so far behind on sharing news around here.  We have been so busy as well as sick, so I haven't had much time to spend on the computer.  Here are some recent updates:

***On Tuesday April 30, we had our appointment with our Lyme doctor.  He was so happy to hear that Andrew is doing so well off of treatment, but he was not as happy to hear that both Tim and I are still struggling so much.  In the coming weeks, we will be starting some new therapies that he recommended, so we will see where that gets us.

***On Wednesday May 1 we announced the giveaway of some beautiful hand crafted jewelry.  I'm so happy to announce that Jen J is the winner!  She has been contacted and is thrilled to receive her prize soon.

***On Tuesday May 7, Andrew got his cast off!  He is now in a walking boot and doing fairly well adjusting to being vertical again.

 ***On Friday May 10, Tim left the house for the FIRST TIME (besides doctor and hospital visits) in over 6 months!  We drove a couple miles to the nearest lake (we are in MN after all-land of 10,000+ lakes...) and he took his newly cast-less fishing buddy fishing from shore.  He is currently unable to drive so I had to be the chauffer, but it ended up being a nice family outing.  That was a big stress on his body and he was in bed for the next couple days, but it was such a big deal for Tim and Andrew to be able to do their favorite activity together after Andrew just spent 7 weeks in a cast.

***TODAY (May 14) is Jonathan's 2nd birthday.  He is growing into such a funny and caring little boy, and we can't imagine life without him.  It is so bittersweet.  On the one hand, we're sad that we've spent his entire existence miserably sick, but on the other hand, we are so happy that at least one of our children probably won't remember this dark time in our family's life and will hopefully only know healthy parents.  Happy birthday little guy!

***As of today, we are at over half of our goal on our campaign (between online giving and people mailing donations) with 13 different contributors.  WOW!  Thank you so much!  We are so thankful that people love us and want to invest in our family.  In a few short weeks, we will have no more income for the foreseeable future, but we know that God is taking care of us, in large part through you all, our generous donors.

***Related to our campaign, please share with others using the link above, and then enter here for your chance to WIN an Amazon gift card.  Who can't use that?!?

***And most importantly, as always, please, please, please contact us (or have others contact us) with any questions about Lyme.  I had a friend contact me yet again just today about a family friend that is very sick and they have no diagnosis.  There are SO many people in this position, as we were, and it is so heartbreaking.  We talk to and counsel people all the time about Lyme, and we love to be a resource and use our struggle to help others.  We have vowed to do whatever we can to help people avoid what we're going through, as well as to walk beside people who are already stuck in it.  We can be reached at ourlymelife@gmail.com or through our Facebook page.

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