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Sharon’s Annual Letter – a Little Late

Posted on Jan 7, 2018 in Blog |

Dearest Friends and Family, As I prepare to write each year’s letter, I reread the previous year’s letters. Rereading my 2016 letter was like reopening a fresh wound and rubbing salt in it. My grief has “improved,” lessening in intensity and frequency, but it remains constant. I have always believed that even our worst moments offer gifts, if not immediately, eventually. I know God is always with me, guiding me to my next growth opportunity. Work Jeff is continuing with Home Equity Builders (www.hebinc.com). We are readying for a big master bath renovation. I am continuing with www.myNeighborsNetwork.com. Gifts At the end of February, I was dreading the first anniversary of Dad’s admission to the hospital and the 26 days that followed. That same week, I started dreaming in images, something I have never done before in 54 years. It became so intense and obsessive, I bought some paint and brushes and try to paint what I saw in my dreams. I had never painted, drawn, or done anything artistic before that week. The entire month of March, through the first anniversary of Dad’s death, I painted. And I have not stopped. Nor have the images in dreams and visions. A friend saw my work and encouraged me to join our local Artist Studio. I did and then I participated in my debut show in the local art tour. I sold my three largest pieces and did very well. It was a fantastic start to a new passion. I have also completed commission works for individuals as far as Las Vegas, Nevada. You can see some of my pieces at www.sharonraineyart.com. I had two more successful art sales/shows in December. In the meanwhile, Jeff started perfecting his work with the camera lens. His favorite subject is a pair of bald eagles near our cabin in Maggie, VA. Though, honestly, I love his scenic pieces more so. He can capture birds in flight and sunsets on the pond. I think I have talked him into joining the local Artist group as well and participating in local events. Entertainment In September, Jeff and I saw Sting in concert at Wolftrap. Score...

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The Kindle Version of Lyme Savvy is Now Available!

Posted on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog |

No more worries about having to carry that heavy paperback book around with you! We have the Kindle version of Lyme Savvy now available! Just go to Amazon and it’s there! https://www.amazon.com/Lyme-Savvy-Treatment-Insights-Practitioners-ebook/dp/B071YVXRVV/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496760800&sr=8-1&keywords=lyme+savvy If you already bought the paperback version on Amazon, the Kindle version is just $2.99! How’s THAT for a deal?! Share...

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Helpful Media Related to Lyme Disease

Posted on May 9, 2017 in Blog |

Directly Lyme Related: A Twist of Lyme: Battling a Disease that “Doesn’t Exist” by Andrea Caeser Auto-immune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery by Katina I. Makris Beyond Lyme Disease: Healing the Underlying Causes of Chronic Illness in People with Borreliosis and Co-Infections by Connie Strasheim and Lee Cowden MD Chronic Illness as an Access to Quantum Healing by Jenny Rush Coping with Lyme Disease: A Practical Guide to Dealing with Diagnosis and Treatment by Denise Lang and Kenneth Liegner Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic by Pamela Weintraub “It’s All In Your Head”, Around the World in 80 Lyme Patient Stories: Valid Reasons to Debate Current Treatment by PJ Langhoff Lyme Savvy: Treatment Insights for Lyme Patients and Practitioners by Sharon E. Rainey and B. Robert Mozayeni, MD Nature’s Dirty Needle: What You Need to Know About Chronic Lyme Disease and How to Get the Help To Feel Better by Mara Williams Out Of The Woods: Healing Lyme Disease Body, Mind & Spirit by Katina Makris The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Made Simple by Nicola McFadzean N.D. and Joseph J. Burrascano Jr. M.D. If I Only Had a Brain Injury: A TBI Survivor and Life Coach’s Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Concussion, Lyme Disease by Laura Bruno Medical and Trauma Related: Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal by Belleruth Naparstek The Anatomy of Hope by Jerome Groopman Hypothyroidism Type 2: The Epidemic by Mark Starr The Trauma Spectrum: Hidden Wounds and Human Resiliency by Robert C. Scaer Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences by Peter A. Levine, Ann Frederick Films The Living Matrix What the Bleep Do We Know (2004) Ram Dass Fierce Grace (2001) Conversations with God (2006) Under Our Skin (2009) Under Our Skin – Part 2: Emergence (2015) Websites Chronic Lyme Nutrition – www.chroniclymenutrition.com Galaxy Diagnostics – www.galaxydx.com International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) – www.ilads.org Beating Bartonella – www.beatingBartonella.com Fisher Wallace Laboratories – http://www.fisherwallace.com/ What is Lyme? – www.whatislyme.comweb.ncsu.edu Translational Medicine Group – www.tmgmd.com Better Health Guy – www.betterhealthguy.com Lyme Disease.org -www.lymedisease.org National Capital Lyme Disease Association – www.natcaplyme.org www.lymenet.org www.lymediseaseassociation.org www.publichealthalert.org...

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Taking Control: Focusing Through the Fog Webinar this Wednesday

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in Blog |

Reminder – If You Haven’t Registered Yet! Taking Control: Focusing Through the Fog Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017, 3-4 pm (EST) Dr. Bob Mozayeni and Sharon Rainey will discuss ways to overcome the challenges faced by both patients and physicians when trying to diagnose chronic illness, set out a plan of treatment, and effectively manage care. This is especially confounding when patients are dealing with the cognitive impact and “brain fog” so often associated with chronic illness. They will draw on a variety of issues discussed in their new book, LYME SAVVY. Cost: $20 Follow This Link To Register Share...

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Blood Clots, Strokes and Bambi

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in Blog |

The past few weeks, I have been coming into Starbucks with my laptop and earbuds, listening to Joni Mitchell, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige and other strong women belting our their pain and strength and determination. I’ve been determined to finish my Lyme Savvy manuscript and to start on my third book, a Healing Journal that I can sell as a companion piece to Lyme Savvy. This effort has been quite successful thus far. The Lyme Savvy manuscript is in final edits with the co-author right now. And I am about half way done with the Healing Journal. I thought I might be able to knock out the rest of it in the next few weeks. I was on a roll. Yesterday morning, I packed up my laptop and left Starbucks for my three-month post DVT (blood clot) check up with my vascular surgeon. I fully expected him to say, “All is well.” Yeah, not quite. I have GSV Superficial Thrombophlebitis which evidently is a precursor condition that creates a perfect storm condition for blood clots and strokes. All in all, it’s not a big deal. I will have a procedure done in his office where they make an incision in the groin and go in and laser shut the vein, thus preventing any possibility of another DVT. Today, I am going in to get the right leg checked to make sure it’s just one vein we are talking about. How does this relate to Lyme, Bartonella, or Protozoa? Lyme, Bartonella, and Protozoa cause a chronic inflammatory condition in the patient’s body. Everything is inflamed. Wherever the immune system is the weakest is where the disease will tend to attack first. So when people ask if this is Lyme related, I answer yes because if I didn’t have the chronic inflammation, this probably would not have happened. And this leads me to my second point. Yesterday, a very dear friend of ours, Bambi Albert, suffered a major stroke and is in the hospital. Bambi is a primary component in the war against Lyme Disease. She is outspoken, hilarious, blunt, compassionate, and willing to help others at any...

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