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Tami Van de Loo
living with LYME
Jun 21, 2016 Latest post:
Jul 14, 2016
Ten years ago, when Macy was born, my body started to rebel. As the years went on, I tried naturopaths, allergists, MD's, DO's, neurologists, Internists, nutritionists, trainers, acupuncturists, psychologists, psychiatrists, chiropractors, massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Colon Hydrotherapy and many more than once. I followed instructions to a T, never having any results. After almost 10 years, I had given up.
Enter the Stenfort Family. Dave, Lisa, Samantha & Matthew were one of the first families we met after moving to California. They just "happened" to be in our small group at Bridges Community Church. Samantha had been battling Lyme Disease for years. They had a positive diagnosis (which in and of itself is hard to get), but had not been able to find a treatment that worked. Right about the time that we met them, Samantha was heading to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for treatments with Dr. Smith. We followed her journey closely. Shortly after, Lisa started encouraging me to go see Dr. Smith. Remember, I had given up.
Sam started to get better, and I started to re-evaluate. I decided to give it a shot. It was going to be my last shot. I made an appointment with Dr. Smith (he books 6 months out). In March, I flew into Spokane, WA, drove the 30ish minutes to Coeur d'Alene and stayed alone in a hotel for the first time in my life!! I don't think I slept very well. I had an 8:00 AM appointment. I woke up and discovered that Coeur d'Alene is beautiful!
When Dr. Smith told me that I not only had lyme, but that I had Neurological Lyme, he validated everything I had felt and gone through for TEN years. I just sobbed. FINALLY! Finally I had an answer. I made my appointments for my treatments (also 6 months out). I'd return in June. Here is where we begin...Oh, and Sam? She just had her 12 month visit. THERE IS NO LYME LEFT IN HER BODY!!!