One Little Bite

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One Little Bite

Feb. 12, 2021

By Monica White

Monica White co-founded the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association and has organized educational conferences for patients. She has served on a subcommittee of the federal Tick-Borne Disease Working Group and other governmental panels. She also co-authored a journal article about Colorado ticks and the diseases they carry.

While creating this project, White states:

“I was shocked at the level of emotion, anger and feelings of loss that surfaced,” she recalls. “I realize now that these were stages of grief that I had neglected to make room for or acknowledge. The storytelling process was a process of healing. I was so touched by the powerful stories that others shared so honestly and vulnerably, and I hope that the sharing of my story will both uplift and touch others.”  Monica White Source

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**Comment**

This reminds me of two events that woke me up to the depths of emotional healing. The first for me happened when I started using the Biomat daily due to severe pain. My physical therapist was offering free sessions and they coincided with a time where I was suffering horribly. I told him to “crank up up as high as it will go” and proceeded to sweat under a blanket which served as a tent – for an hour. Head exposed, it wasn’t long and I was sobbing. Tears pooling in my ears, I took inventory and asked myself why? Later, I shared what happened and my PT said that it’s a common emotional detoxification response. Evidently we hold a lot inside during this battle.

The second time it happened was when I received an upper cervical adjustment. I had to be at the office at 4:30 a.m. (yes, you read that correctly) for my first appointment that lasted until about 1:00 p.m. After the initial x-rays and adjustment, I “rested” in a quiet room where I proceeded once again to ball my eyes out. Good thing I was the only one there! He too told me this is a fairly common response to helping the body out, which is working overtime trying to find homeostasis.

Our bodies are incredible.

In both cases I was struck with an overpowering sense of gratitude. This journey, while extremely difficult, contains many silver linings if you look for them.