In 2007, Carly became ill with mono/glandular fever. When her symptoms didn’t improve, doctors diagnosed her with chronic fatigue syndrome/ME and eventually chronic Lyme disease in 2013. She tried conventional medical treatment, but it did not heal her condition. Here is Carly’s story in her own words:
I was first diagnosed with mono/glandular fever after a month of being ill with a blood test. Then with CFS/ME by a doctor who had listened to my symptoms and length of time I had been ill (but only after I had found and done research into this illness myself, finding that I strongly resonated with it), and then lastly with chronic Lyme disease and multiple co-infections by a pioneering specialist doctor who gave me many thorough blood tests and assessed me and my symptoms. She was the first doctor to really listen to me.
I came down with what I thought was the flu back in 2007. My body was deteriorating and I had no idea of what I could do to improve my situation. I had test results showing extremely high levels of the Epstein Barr virus or EBV (the virus that causes mononucleosis or glandular fever) but doctors would ignore this and tell me that my problem was psychosomatic. Thankfully, after having to listen to these judgmental comments for six years, I found a pioneering physician that immediately diagnosed me with Lyme Disease and a multitude of co-infections, including EBV. Having a diagnosis gave me such peace of mind. I was treated with antibiotics intravenously for nine months. However, the medicine did not work for me as by this time I had already had Lyme Disease for many years. The longer a person is ill without receiving treatment the harder the disease becomes to eradicate.
The Lyme and other viruses had attacked my body so viciously that by this time I was completely bed-bound and reliant on my mother for everything. They had attacked my neurological system so I could not stand noise of any description, touch, light, or movement. I could not move a finger without my brain swelling and causing me unbearable pain. My body began to reject all food so that I was literally starving. This extreme level of suffering occurred for three and a half years. There were actually many other severe symptoms that I was dealing with at the same time, but I’m sure you get the picture. My situation was devastatingly dark.
Then I was presented with a new product to try. The supplement contained a special protein molecule found naturally in the blood that stimulates the macrophage white blood cells, strengthening the immune system so that it can fight pathogens on its own. It was a form of immunotherapy that was entirely natural. Within eight days (two injections on a very low dose) I began to feel small changes in my symptoms. Within a few weeks some of them were starting to disappear (an entirely new experience in my healing journey).
I decided to believe with all of the fibers of my being that I was already well, that my body was only unaware of this and I was going to be the one to make it cognizant of this fact… immediately. I WOULD NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER. I called my mum into my room and began to speak to her. My symptoms flared up but I ignored them. I took my headphones off. The same happened again, but I said out loud with every scrap of strength and determination that I could muster, that they were going to listen to me now.
After being ill for a total of nine years, I am so happy to be able to say that I have fully recuperated and have been completely autonomous and independent for over four years. There is a palpable sense of freedom that comes from having full confidence in your own body’s ability to continuously function in a state of equilibrium. I am now able to do whatever I please, whenever I want to, but even more importantly, I feel totally at ease in this level of complete trust. Having the awareness that there is no longer a need to fight for my physical health holds so much power.
I wish each of you reading this the best of luck and hope that this information will support you in returning to one hundred percent health.
IT IS POSSIBLE.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As of April 2022, Carly is well and thriving post-diagnosis.
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