Tiffany Armstrong Medical Fund

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Raised by 54 people in 13 months
For the past few years my health has taken a steep decline. I went from a strong energitic woman who worked full time, sang on the worship team at Church, volunteered at the kids school once a week and still had time and energy  to play, to someone who systematically cut things out of her life one by one in order to continue to function.  Fatigue, body pain, confusion, fevers, with no real answers. I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, which explained joint pain and fatigue. Somehow, though, it didnt explain the fevers and chills, visual disturbances, food sensitivities, and a slough of seemingly unrelated symptoms. After more tests I was found to have Lyme Disease. If caught early, Lyme Disease can be cured with a short round of antibiotics. If not, you are left with a condition called Chronic Lyme Disease or Post Lyme Sepsis. There is no known cure therefore insurance does not cover treatment.

I have been treating herbally with a Natropathic Dr. since receiving the diagnosis and currently take over 70 suppliments a day. I have drastically changed my diet to eliminate sugar, gluten,dairy and meat. It is a slow process, but the goal is to boost my immune system at the same time as killing the pathogens. Meanwhile, my neurological condition has continued to declined to a degree where an MRI was warranted and abnormal lesions were found in my brain. I have been referred to UC Davis Neuorology where I was diagnosed with a "Demyleting Disease of the Central Nervous System" and have a lumbar puncture on OCT 23, 2017 at UC Davis to determine whether or not the lesions are MS or Lyme Spirochetes. 

I continued to work as long as I could and made it through Novembr 2016. I have been on temporary disability since. I have applied for permanent disability and there is a wait period. We have exhausted all our savings, and have one more month left of temporary disability left. My husband works full time and has signed up to be a Lyft driver to try to fill in the gaps.

We need help. I believe that I will heal and recover from my illness. I just need a bit more time, and a little bit of help. I dont want to lose my home in the midst of fighting this disease. The money I am looking to raise will help pay for my share of the household expenses until long term disability kicks in as well as my treatment as I spend between $700.00 to $1000.00 a month on my medications alone. I am trying to start raising money now so I can cover my mortgage payment and bills for December. I know times are tough, there are a lot of people hurting right now, I never thought Id be in this position, all I can say is thank you for whatever you can do. 

I thank you for hearing my story and I ask if you are unable to give financially that you include my family in your prayers. God Bless You.
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Good morning, I thought it was time for an update. Its been a little over a month since I began working part time. There are some days that I'm not sure how I am going to make it through and other days where I am feeling pride and a sense of good things to come. Some hurdles I have ran into so far is that my brain is slow and sometimes the littlest bit of stress, like a line when the computer isn't working , or too many people asking a question at once makes me want to curl up in a ball and disappear. Luckily that emotion passes quickly when i remind myself to breath and take one thing at a time. I believe this will improve with time and continued treatment. I am very tired when I get home and I need lots of prep time before work for epsom salt baths and detox sauna to keep pain levels and brain fog under control. I have been able to add some foods back into my diet without much set back. Except gluten.. i feel bad immediately. I still limit my diet but every once in a while, its nice to eat what i really want. We sold our truck to help supplement the income and continue my treatment protocol and we were going to figure out the transportation situation on a daily basis, the next day my parents gifted us one of their cars, so problem solved. What a beautiful gift that was to receive. I am really Blessed and in awe of how I have been provided for. Thank you again for your love, support, prayers and donations. I truly believe that LOVE is what is healing me. God Bless You. I wish you good health and peace today and every single day.
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Today is my day off from my new job. I work friday through monday. It has been nice to get out of the house and feel productive, I am so tired when I get off that I hit the epsom salt bath and then the sheets, but I am doing it! I meet all types of people all day and they all have a story, my scope of work is just inputting medical patients or recreational customers into the database, checking them in and processing proper paperwork for the medical patients. I stay busy all day and it really helps distract from my own problems. My life is weird now, but Im alive. I am moving forward in the best way I know how and Im grateful. Thank you for supporting me, I could not have made it this far without your support. sending out love and light to you and everybody that you love.
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This is a pretty big update.
I am making progress, one of the lesions on my brain, the biggest and most unusual is GONE! Neurologist still highly suspects MS, which has " no known cause" - I know the cause, Its LYME disease! Maybe not in all cases, but in mine. I have been fighting hard and taking more supplements that I can count, eating as clean as possible, sitting in my portable sauna and taking 40 min detox baths. I have been able to clear my detox passageways enough that most of the swelling on my lymphs are way down , I've lost more weight, am more active and clearer in my thoughts and overall function. In order to maintain this state, I need to be able to continue to buy my medicines and eat clean. This isnt cheap. So, after long talks with my husband and God I am stepping out in faith and I got a job. I will be working for a local cannabis dispensary, they know I have Lyme, they know I am still working toward my total healing and my new boss asked, " Is there any special accommodations we can provide you?" I just asked that there be a chair available in the even that I need a rest, since I am accepting the front desk job that isn't a problem. This disease has broken so many of my "beliefs" and has taught me to be open and receptive to all possibilities. This is such a vast change from my previous background, at 45 I am starting out in the world all over again. I am only going to be working 4 days a week, and its going to be a challenge for me. on so many levels, I am not going to lie.. but God brought me this far, from what I know was deaths door to an opportunity to contribute to my family and the community. Instead of mourning the loss of my health and certain abilities, I am rejoicing in the restoration that has taken place this far. If i trust in HIM and stay in alignment with my true nature, I will find my way. I still have lots of problems, the right side of my face droops a little, I have a tremor in my back and head that comes and goes, fatigue and body pain, but this is all improving and even if it doesn't, I am grateful. You guys helped out so much. I got through a few months of bills and treatment. Thank you. That money is gone. We are currently selling our excursion and will be using some of the proceeds to get by and some to buy a smaller commuter car now that I am working again. So, if you have any interest please check out my facebook page. I am starting to stretch my medications out to make them last and I havent been eating organic or my juice & am feeling the results. The bottom line is, I need my medicine, about 700.00, We are short on the Mortgage by 400.00 If you can help us out. I am on my way out of this mess but unfortunately, the world runs on money. I am so humbled and grateful for anything you can do, including your prayer and well wishes. Sending you Love.
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If I am being honest, this will most likely be the realest thing I have ever shared on social media, or in person. I want to share where I am in my journey. Lots more tests, no more real answers, some marked improvement, increase in meditation & surrender. A few lingering very frightening results that I wont give any energy to naming . I vacillate all day between fear and fearlessness. Hope and hopelessness. I am learning how to reign it in and fight toward fearlessness. My destiny. The lessons keep coming faster and faster, harder and harder and I am beginning to feel the way I did when Pac Man ghosts had me trapped. I would FREAK the F OUT!! Im learning how to surrender controls of this physical body over to my Spirit self, my highest version of me. And,just like the anxiety i would feel when the music would get faster and the lights would begin to blink and the timer was running out as a 8 or 9 year old girl is pretty much EXACTLY how I feel right now. The level of the game would be higher, earning more points as a reward, but the lifeforce is sucked out of you in terms of stress may not be worth it.. I am rambling, maybe I do not even make any sense anymore. I feel the love and the light coming from you, Youniverse.. THANK YOU !! I Am You, and you are Me. We ARE ONE, If i raise my frequency I raise yours. I love you and I feel YOUR love so I Am raising mine in order to reflect back to you what You shone onto me. I Am most likely pissing off the grammar police in this post, make no mistake, I made no mistake. i am learning but I am taking some pretty major bumps and bruises along the climb. If you are reading this and are so inclined to help out financially, I thank you. If you are feeling Spirit led to pray for me, I honor you and I thank you in advance, If all you feel is a smile and a tug on your heart, I am honored, truly. In this world, in these times, its hard to even open our hearts enough to feel anything. I wish you good things. I am turning my signal on to Spirit I AM as LOUD and as BOLD as I can. i am broadcasting to the Spirit Realm on all dimensions seen & unseen, known and unknown and my message is as follows " I Feel You sometimes. For brief seconds, but it is a peace that only the Holiest of Gods could share with me, a love I have never experienced but always searched for. I know now that You do actually exist and that You love me, the small me. Those seconds are more precious than GOLD to me. I seek You daily, sometimes hourly. I Am connected to You and you to me. Thy will be done. Until then I will keep chomping away at these dots until I win. "
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