The 10 things I’d do if I woke up healthy:

1. Leave the house.
2. Do nice things for all those who stood by my side.
3. Eat things that have been off limits for the last 4 years.
4. Get back to work!!
5. Clean my house.
6. Travel.
7. Donate all of my medical stuff to those in need.
8. Hold the hand of those who are sick & alone.
9. Cancel Netflix & all of my other digital creature comforts — I wouldn’t have time for them anymore.
10. Do whatever I could to help those suffering.

I could go on & on. I’ve literally fantasized about this every minute of every day. Like all of my sick friends, I just want a normal again.

What would you do?

4 thoughts on “The 10 things I’d do if I woke up healthy:

  1. I love this! I’ve been sick 6 yrs this last year I have finally started reaching out and researching and have found people like you that are like me and I don’t feel so alone so now I’m trying to ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IM NOT ALONE AND I PRAY SOMETHING WILL CHANGE! YOU CANT CHANGE WHAT YOU DONT ACKNOWLEDGE SO DEAR LORD I PRAY THAT THINGS CHANGE! I NEED HELP I HAVE NO INS I HAVE NOTHING BUT MY WILL TO LIVE AND I HAVE BEEN SAYING THE WORDS THAT YOU SHARED IN MY HEAD LITERALLY 24 7 FOR 6 YRS AND I HAVE BEEN SENDING A MESSAGE TO EACH PERSON I SEE VIA ON FACEBOOK TWITTER THE MIGHTY ETC PLEASE I AM JUST LIKE YOU!

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    • In retrospect I should have said “when” I woke up healthy… But you know how it is, you’re not at your best when you’re having a Lyme flare (plus an ear infection & post surgical as I was yesterday when I wrote this).

      I’m so sorry you’re struggling. You’re right, we have to focus on healing — that is the thing that has helped me the most.

      Have you looked into treating herbally? I would actually recommend it over antibiotics (and I did them all, including a year of IV). I actually did another blog (which The Mighty said they’re publishing!) “When antibiotics don’t work — try these 25 things for Lyme” just scroll down my homepage or google it. Still figuring out this whole blogging thing… Which is why comments like this mean so much, thank you!

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  2. Thanks for this great blog. I was just thinking the other day of what I would like to do when I get better. Right now it is a balancing act. Part of me chooses to push myself a bit so I don’t get selfish, lazy or give up. The other part knows that my full time job right now is healing which includes resting and not stressing over the things I can’t do. Some days I lean more on one side than the other but bounce back to equilibrium. I’m excellent at prioritizing. That’s something I don’t want to loose when I get better.

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    • I highly recommend making yourself a vision board & spending time DAILY visualizing yourself doing those things that make you happy. Kudos to you for realizing healing is your job now. You’re going to have days where you’re awesome at it & days where you suck at it — and that’s okay. It sounds corny, & when healthy people say it I want to smack them, BUT your mind IS a very powerful thing. I can’t tell you how much visualizing & manifesting have helped me… My top goals have been to inspire people & to get published. I KNOW I’m inspiring people & yesterday I got an email from The Mighty saying they’re going to publish one of my blogs: ““When antibiotics don’t work — try these 25 things for Lyme”. If I can do it, ANYONE CAN, especially someone like you who is excellent at prioritizing.

      Unsolicited advice from a stranger: make a daily healing routine that includes not only your treatment, but also meditation, visualization, & laughter. These are the things that have helped me the most.

      As for me, I have good days & bad. Right now I’m dealing with a horrific Lyme flare, recovering from a hysterectomy, & have the worst ear infection EVER. I’m so grateful for any distraction, so as much as you may appreciate my blog — you should know that you reading it, it helping you, are things that help me & I will forever be grateful.

      When you get better you’ll be all the great things you are now & so much more. Work on that bucket list. Visualize the sh!t out of your life. Write it down. You’ll be shocked to see what you accomplish — even while you’re still sick. We’re in this together!!!

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