Hi, my name is Monica Nicole. Or Moni…Belle…Mo…Mic…Molly…Moses…and a million other nick names my family/friends have for me. 🙂 I’ll answer to any.
Yes, the purpose of this blog/website is for me to document my journey with Lyme Disease and to keep all my dear friends and family who support me in such amazing ways informed as to how I am doing. BUT LYME DISEASE IS NOT MY IDENTITY!!! It is not who I am. I have it and am fighting a hard battle with it…but please let me repeat….it is not who I am. I think it’s easy for “diseased ones” who have been sick for years, especially when the disease has taken away so much of their LIFE and FIGHT to start viewing themselves differently…and although I have definitely not been immune to that struggle…healing from Lyme is just a marathon I’m running right now and a fight I am fighting…that’s all…it’s not me. So…if you’re interested in the real me...the me before Lyme…the future me after Lyme is over…and the “me in my mind” that struggles revealing herself sometimes because my body is so weak at the moment…then I welcome you to read on. 🙂
At 25, I am the oldest of 12 kids and what an incredible experience that is each and every day!! With 7 crazy-at-times little brothers and 5 adorably sweet sisters…life is NEVER boring!
Right now, I feel like most of my life consists of Drs. Appts/ IV’s/Blood Treatments/Shots/Medicine/Vitamins/Tests…tests…and MORE tests…:-P Ya know, it’s not the life I would’ve chosen…but it is still good. I’m learning a lot…I’m becoming a deeper person thru the pain…realizing how critical it is to cherish life more…and am learning more about what really matters in life. Which is your FAITH, FAMILY and FRIENDS. ❤ I hate Lyme Disease…and I don’t like having it…but it’s forming me into the girl God wants me to be. Excited about this chapter of my life to be over…hopefully soon…but until then, one day at a time…one moment at a time…trusting Jesus each step of the way and fighting this horrible disease with everything I’ve got. 🙂
Thanks for reading!!
Keep the fight Strong, HOPEFUL and *always* keep SMILING,