Sending out an SOS... for Crystal
"Sending out an SOS!!! My body is shutting down rapidly. I'm in the ER daily. I'm surviving on antihistamines & steroids. Doctors are baffled. I can't eat a thing, now, literally nothing. If anyone has the ability to come help me, either to drive me to whatever specialists that can see me, or to help me with my kids, I would really appreciate it. I can not tend to them right now & I can not drive myself anywhere & these trips to the hospital by ambulance are getting old! The Littles will be home this evening until Monday morning with a very sick Mama. Anything will help, please, thank you!"
Crystal recently found out she does have Lyme disease, along with the unknown at this time. She is unable to eat anything at all, and is now with an allergist.
"I lived through childhood with a chronic sore throat, ear infections, chronic bladder infections, tonsillitis, constantly taking some over-the-counter medication or prescription antibiotics. As a teenager, I had very low appetite and hormonal imbalances that made me not a very nice person, even to the point that I was diagnosed with a mood disorder. I realize now that my body was starving for proper nutrition. Late teens and into my 20’s I struggled with drug and alcohol abuse as I tried to self-medicate from my imbalances and ignore unresolved problems and emotions from my past.
My awakening began when my first born son began to struggle. First it was chronic ear infections and colds, then with behavioral and sensory processing disorders. I was handed a book by one of his therapists that discussed a link between ADHD and Autism and Nutrition. That’s when my whole world began to change.
Since that time I have read countless books on nutrition and began to study nutrition at a University. I studied Naturopathy, ancient medicine and healing techniques and more recently my passion is gut health, epigenetics, nutrigenomics and functional medicine and nutrition."
Crystal's education and training:
"Studied Nutrition at Texas Woman’s University. Certified Health Coach & Gut Health Expert
I will continue to study the workings of the body to undercover not only the cause of illness but also the latest in healing methods."
How you, yes YOU reading this, can help...
I know not everyone is in the position to contribute financially. But there are other ways to support, a simple 'like' or 'share' is free and goes a long way to raising awareness.
Please help Crystal get her life back and her boys. Please help her so that she may go back to Helping you Nuture your own Authentic Health Journey.
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease, or more accurately, Borreliosis, is a complex multi-system infectious disease with no known cure. It is generally transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected vector, like a tick bite.
If it's detected and treated in the early stages then there can be a good chance of recovery. Treatment and medication costs are not covered.
So if Lyme Disease is not picked up early what happens? Well it disseminates from the blood stream to many parts of the body, manifesting as a multi-systemic illness that can affect the muscles, joints, organs, brain, nervous and digestive systems. It is often called 'The Great Imitator' because it can mimic many other diseases such as MS, Parkinson's, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, ALS and Alzheimer's.
It's a tricky disease and each person will experience Lyme symptoms differently. It also means there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. If left untreated late-stage Lyme Disease has the potential to cause severe disability or death.
Because of all your generous donations, I was able to get a biocurrent machine to use at home. I have to say THANK YOU! This little device right here will take care of my pain within minutes & is helping my body to heal itself. When I began to have trouble breathing & chest / throat tightening this morning, instead of taking meds I reached for this & immediately felt my body relax.
I know they tell me that I need to take 6 medications a day for my mast cell disorder. And maybe some days I might need that. But medications are poisons to the body. The goal should never be to keep patients on medications but to find the source of the problem & work from there. Meanwhile using tools & technology we have at hand to assist the body in self-healing.
I am so grateful for this little device. I do not wish to live out my life reliant on medications. That is why my amazing doctor & I are hoping that I can do some other things to help my body heal on a cellular level without too many drugs. Drugs = damage. While they've been paramount in saving my life when I needed them, & I appreciate that, I hope I can get to a point where I don't need them using new & better technology, such as ozone therapy, then of course with herbs, food, etc.
My doctor has greatly reduced his rates for treatment for me & doesn't charge me actual visit fees anymore. Friends, all I need is $3,000 more & I can start ozone treatment followed by IV pushes of things like NAD+ & Quercetin so I can fully heal from all this! $1,500 covers all of ozone, the rest is IV's, travel & childcare. We are confident that this treatment will give my body the healing & strength it needs so that I can then begin to use food as medicine as I've been taught for so long!
$3,000 for treatment compared to tens of thousands if I continue the way some want me to with medications that will cost me $1,000 a month & endless doctor visits to manage my symptoms. Please, this is a no-brainier.
Because of the mold in my house, which seems to also be affecting my kids, we have to move. The landlord has decided that I am just a crazy, sick lady looking for attention & is not choosing to do what's right. Because he refuses to return our deposit, every penny I have is going to this move. We are downsizing & likely moving from a house to an apartment to reduce my stress by having on-site amenities, being close to town, not having the stress of typical house upkeep, less to clean, community close-by, etc.
So many of you have contributed & helped in other ways besides financial donations, like free healing sessions, helping around the house, helping with my kids, another friend is bringing more meals over today, sharing my story on social media, running me around, it's just been incredible. For too long I thought I was all alone in this world as a single mom, but that was an old story I will no longer tell.
Please also be on the lookout for some fundraisers that friends are having for me. If you can't attend, you can help by sharing these events with your people.
Thank you so much for everything. Really, every prayer, every kind word, every share, every mention of me & my story, every suggestion & kind message, all of it, I will never forget.
Because of these she is unable to eat most foods without anaphylactic reaction, unable to drive in a car by herself, and she has been unable to work.
In an attempt to save her life, her doctor has agreed to treat her at a much lower cost than he normally charges. However, there are still costs and she needs financial help to get treatment as well as help getting to her daily treatment appointments, help with her kids and help with bills.
"Still reeling from my Lyme diagnosis, honestly & the fact that just 2 months ago I was full of energy, planning camping trips & conferences. I'm down 22 lbs & still can only eat a handful of foods. We can't afford anymore Lyme treatments at this time, we tried to raise money but each infusion & visit costs around $300, so I am going to have to rely solely on the generosity of others & my knowledge at hand. I refuse to take steroids every day & can't afford the medication for Mast Cell, so I am still just sitting where I was before I spent thousands on doctors. Has me seriously questioning the whole process of diagnosis. It costs more to get a proper diagnosis than it does treatment, but by the time you get it figured out, you can't afford the treatment. Our system is so seriously flawed.
I am completely ignoring anyone who tells me that talking about my diagnosis gives it power. When we are going through things in our lives, it is important to talk about them. I'm a single mother, most days I don't have a conversation with another adult unless its with my clients. I need to talk about this. Please do not push your agenda or personal issues onto me. In all of my time working with clients on their health, never would I tell any of them not to talk about their journey, their aches & pains, their real life issues. You can't get to the ROOT CAUSE of something if you don't talk about it, & bring it out into the open.
I'm being super open to all modalities of healing, so am being introduced to many lovely people. Many new Facebook acquaintances I hope to learn from. Nothing can pass my lips without anaphylactic reaction, so forgive me if I can not try your food, supplement, or whatever. I already have the best of the best of all of that, truly, you should see my cabinets. That's not what my body wants from me at this time. A lot of this is energy work. I am going to heal from this through fasting & energy medicine. Hopefully, some IV infusions as well, as funds allow. I am also awaiting the reports from my MTHFR Practitioner who will be able to tell me, based on my epigenetics analysis, what foods, supplements & herbs are going to be best for me & which to avoid. I love reading & hearing about others journeys of healing from Lyme, there are many different ways to approach this thing.
Taking care of the house & the kids is the hardest part. Keeping up with the laundry is rough. With the weather turning so cold, my whole body aches even more, especially my hands, feet & back. I am not sure I can get out of bed today, which means I will likely miss a dear friend of mine's wedding. This is chronic Lyme disease & saying that doesn't mean I believe I am forever doomed. It means I have Lyme disease for right now & life has gotten pretty difficult. It is but a moment in time, this will pass. Do not mistake my sickness for weakness. I am still just as much a Bull as I ever was.
Again, I want to thank you all for your thoughtful messages, texts, prayers, free healing services, what a blessing, I am so honored & deeply touched. I absolutely love that my journey has taught me so many new ways of healing & I have full faith in my ability to recover using these means.
If you feel called, here is my Go Fund Me page:
Does anyone know how to contact Crystal outside of Facebook. Please let her know I am missing her and want to stay in touch. Thank you!
Crystal ♥ This is Sophia. Sending you love, sweet mama. I'll never forget you and your boys, and I'm holding prayers in my heart for you and your healing. And I hope you receive all the support you need ♥ Love you!