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Thankful Thursday #24 – Happy Thanksgiving! – November 2015


Happy Thanksgiving!

This Thanksgiving,  just last year, I have a lot to be thankful for! Last year, I was thankful for change and we had some big changes happen this time last year. The biggest change, besides me beginning recovery to 100% health, was having my sister-in-law, Emily move in with us. WOW, time sure does fly by! Here’s a few more things I’ve been thankful for this month!

  1. I’m thankful I was able to see my cousins, my great-aunt, and my best friend when I visited Michigan in October.  I know that technically didn’t happen in November, but I had to mention it!  Here’s a picture of me with my “not so little” younger cousins and their significant others!


    My cousin Ryan, his girlfriend, Jenny, me, my cousin Amber and her boyfriend, Alex.

  2. I’m  EXTREMELY grateful that I am still Lyme free and have had stable health for the past 13 months. I promise I’ll write my most recent update soon, but really there isn’t much new to tell, I still feel great!
  3. Our home is a huge blessing! It provided a comfortable space for us to host a memorial for California friends and extended family of my friend who passed away in October and lots of space for us to host family for holidays.
  4. I am loving our new chicken condo. It has been super helpful to put the chickens inside if we need to leave before dark. It’s also provided excellent shelter for them on rainy days. Very thankful for my awesome husband for building it!
  5. I love this beautiful Japanese maple in our yard that turns the most vibrant shade of burnt orange every fall! I’m thankful for the person that planted it!11209562_10153096512991193_6172999528121554235_n
  6. I am so happy Emily was able to have treatment at Infusio. The $6000 of donations really helped make it possible for her to go, a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed, big or small, it all helped!
  7. I was excited to hear that Avril Lavinge donated over $60,000 she raised for her birthday to LymeLight Foundation! This will allow them to provided more treatment grants for kids up to age 25 with Lyme Disease. Click here to learn more about Lymelight Foundation.
  8. It was lovely go bowling with good friends and their kiddos. I bowled my best game ever, 117! I credit this improvement to no longer having  joint pain and weakness in my wrists. It was nice to bowl and not be in pain!
  9. I’m overwhelmed by the kindness of those who’ve agreed to participate in my Infusio Interviews! I’m grateful they are willing to share and help others learn more about a treatment option for Lyme.
  10. Much gratitude to my husband’s employer for hosting a holiday shindig at the California Academy of Sciences. It was a fun time! Here’s my husband and I dressed up, it’s fun to get “fancy” sometimes!IMG_1036 IMG_1031
  11. I’m relieved my midterm is done and that I finished my first semester of school for Nutrition Consultant, I’m looking forward to the next semester in therapeutic nutrition.
  12. I’m thankful for everyone who reads my blog! I hope you find some helpful nuggets of information here!

What are you thankful for this month and Thanksgiving season? Share with me in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday #24 – Happy Thanksgiving! – November 2015

  1. Jen, You certainly do have much to be thankful for and I read your blogs regularly and appreciate your positive spirit. I would like to ask if your sister in law, Emily went to Infusio there in California or did she make the trek to Germany? And how is she doing since treatment? I am taking our daughter to Germany in February but not to Infusio; simply because of the cost. We are going to Dr. Herzog’s clinic for three weeks of Hyperthermia treatment and other alternative treatments. Did the Infusio clinic ever open in California? I never hear anything about it. Does the doctor that created the protocol actually see patients there? Or is that a rare occasion? Just curious . Thanks again for all the information you share.

    • Hi Marla, thanks so much for reading my blog! Yes, Emily just got home from Germany last week. She is doing well and has already noticed improvement. She just answered my “After Infusio” questions and I hope to have that info posted by next week. I’m happy you’ve decided on the treatment option you feel is best for your daughter. I would love to hear more about that experience if you’d be willing to share! Infusio did open their Beverly Hills location in June. I’m not sure how often Philip Battiade see’s patients there but I know he sometimes does but he’s not the “main” doctor at any of the clinics. He had a great ND on staff, Dr. Sara Whitney. Best of luck to your daughter and I hope this is the treatment that helps her fully regain her health! Blessings!!

      • I would be happy to share our thoughts and outcomes for hyperthermia treatment in Germany . We are going in February for three weeks so I will send a note around that time. Thank you for the well wishes!

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