Release Date:Oct 2011
Book Preview: "Out of the Woods"
“Out of The Woods” is the remarkable, true story of a vital, hard working woman’s carefully cultivated life unraveling from an undiagnosed case of Lyme Disease, an infectious illness that is sweeping our nation in epidemic proportions. At age 42, at the peak of her career, as a successful Classical Homeopath and health care columnist, with a young family happily ensconced in the rural beauty of southern New Hampshire, a mysterious ‘flu’ ransacked Kim’s life and future with unsuspecting consequences. It took five tormenting years, two completely bedridden, to unveil the hidden Lyme Disease. Her journey out of the all-encompassing well of darkness into the light of living is one of profound lessons and unexpected discoveries.
“Out of the Woods" is a story of pain and confusion, as well as discovery and healing. It is a story of rebirth and the power of hope. A healing passage of transformative personal change and ultimately one of unprecedented spiritual awakening, “Out of The Woods” stretches across the borders of any one illness, to all whom are grappling with the uncertainties and seismic quakes of chronic illness. From despair to triumph, it is a powerful and inspiring healing story of rich spiritual content, sure to capture all your senses, as well as your heart, mind and soul. Though there were calamities, gifts were born of this illness, one is the author’s ability to share her vital healing wisdom.
Fifty thousand cases of Lyme are reported annually, with thousands more undiagnosed or mistreated, due primarily to faulty testing protocols. The chronic form of Lyme Disease is trickiest to diagnose, leaving tens of thousands of people in progressive states of illness, collapse and financial ruin. This is a treacherous insect borne illness, with ugly repercussions.
Chronic Lyme Disease can create gapping physical, emotional and spiritual wounds. Tending to them is just as critical as killing the bacterial invasion. “Out of The Woods”, through its vivid and compelling story, offers guidance and suggestions of how to heal at these levels, as not everyone knows how to mend a broken spirit. Additionally, clear cut information on state of the art diagnostic Lyme testing is provided, which is sorely needed, as many doctors are ignorant about what laboratories and tests are necessary for proper diagnosis in chronic cases. Not everyone recovers from chronic Lyme Disease, Kim did, and eloquently shares the Alternative Medicine vehicles that helped her succeed. With a half dozen books on the market focusing on Lyme, none touch upon the all too dreadful emotional wounds this illness creates.
A touching story, laced with a poetic entwinement to nature, this book calls to the inner sage in each of us. The tender, insightful understandings and messages conveyed in these pages will speak volumes to those in need. It is a torch in the dark of night, a balm in the scorch of isolation. Like any great parable or myth, amazing circumstances and intrinsic characters checker the journey. A book of humanness, raw emotions and a rather special love story, it is impossible to avoid becoming swept up in Kim’s compelling journey. Come take a unparalleled flight of beauty.
Advanced feedback from readers have included responses such as ‘provocative and profound’, ‘beautiful and sensitive,’ ‘riveting.’ ‘an uplifting triumph of the spirit!’
“A health care professional as well as a healer, she [Makris] writes about the course of this incapacitating illness both as a doctor and as a patient. Sliding from a robust, healthy homeopathic physician with a very active family and busy practice, she rapidly became a bedridden woman who could barely hold her head up. As the disease progressed her life crumbled around her.”
Reviewed by: Irene Conlan, PHD. Radio Host