Beckie Butcher's Blog: beckiesworld.com
July 21, 2018
Life has been very hectic the past few months for me. So sorry.
Anyway, I found this on Twitter this morning and I had to share it. It is so real it brought a tear to my eyes. It is a song about CFS. Here it is:
Have a Blessed Day, Everyone!
June 28, 2018
This has been a very long time! I am so sorry. I haven’t really been able to do much this past year because last July my Mother started having some serious problems. Of course, I can hardly take care of myself, then my Mom wound up in the hospital for two weeks, then in a nursing home for three, then to my house for three-and-a-half months for rehab. Between all of this, plus the sale of her house and getting her into assisted living(with no family support whatsoever mind you) I have been busy, exhausted and extremely stressed.
Anyway, now to catch up. Not all has been so bad in spite of what I have written above. Between Christmas and New Years,’ I got a phone call from a company saying that my book had been recommened for a film! Three production companies they partner with were very interested in it. One was even a definite yes. So, as I write this, a screenwriter is writing the initial draft for my book! I have waited sooo long for this. It is still so surreal to me though. I’m still pinching myself and wondering did this really happen? Things like this don’t happen to girls like me. When I think about what a wallflower I was in high school, I can hardly believe I’m going to be well known one day.
This is such a thrill. People will finally know the truth about CFS/ME and be able to get the help they need and deserve. It is going to be a feature film, a film in the theatre. That really makes me happy. When I pitched it several years ago out in LA, I only really expected it to be considered for a movie of the week; I didn’t really expect it to be considered at all. Just goes to show you you never know!
Well, gotta go now. I just wanted to touch base and let you know what whas happening. I will keep everyone up to date as things progress.
Love and hugs to all!
March 12, 2018
Love and hugs to you all!
Pacific Book Review
Beckie Butcher was by all definition an ordinary and healthy person, that is, until she began to feel tired. Gradually but rather quickly symptoms of intense fatigue began to overtake her ability to cope with everyday living. She came down with a devastating condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There is not much known about this disease, but it is believed to be a virus such as herpes which is the root cause for mononucleosis, and often linked to cancer. In Beckie’s case, she lost so much energy making it impossible for her to function any semblance of a normal life. At one point, I was taken by her telling the story how she was so tired she couldn’t get out of bed one day, only when needed to attend to herself in the bathroom, even then she had to crawl on the floor to get there.
This fatigue continued to a point when she simply thought she was going to die. Many improper diagnoses were made, offering her no relief. A disease without any known cure, all she could do was pray to God to heal her. This was a major turning point in her life, as she reached deeper and deeper in faith and prayer as the only resort to sustain her life. It came down to her belief God IS there for her. He’s the reason I’m still here, she prayed to herself.
Although there wasn’t a medical breakthrough, it was determined that Beckie had a misaligned vertebrae at the top of her neck, C-1. Chiropractic manipulation of her vertebrae seemed to slowly have a positive effect on her. Eventually she was able to regain much of her energy. However not to minimize the power of prayer and the wisdom gained when she surrendered herself to God’s faith.
Beckie concludes in My Battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, thoughts of how she learned to cope. I found them all interesting but in particular she says to let go of past hurts and anger. “Negative emotions are stresses on the body, and stress does not help the healing process.” Aside from that psychological change, physical activities including yoga, meditation and eating healthy and exercising all were good – but deepening your faith in God was paramount to her healing.
This book is a brief reaffirmation of how the strength of prayer and God’s love is fundamentally a healing process, when cases where modern medicine is still ineffective. It is a lesson many have learned. Forgetting pas
December 30, 2017
I certainly did. I had the blessing of spending it with my Mother who is now in a nearby assisted living facility. We had the kind of Christmas that really matters; a nice talk over a Prime Rib dinner which the facility made for its residents and their families. I realize how lucky I am to still have her at eighty-three years old when so many of my friends have either lost theirs or have to watch them suffer from dementia and/or other serious problems.
It has been a long and difficult haul since July when she slid down the wall and was on the floor for ten hours. She went from the hospital to rehab to my house for three-and- a-half months. We agreed it would be best to sell the house and have her live where she can be independent but have help nearby. That's what I have been up to lately and why I haven't been around much. I had so much to say yet so little to say. and I didn't know what to write about if that makes any sense. The good news is, with God's help, we both got through it. It was brutal at times with the CFS, but God gave me what I needed to do it, proving once more, He is there for us. He gives us strength and support; He holds us near to His Heart, which is the biggest Heart of all.
Now for the really good news! As some of you may remember, I have pitched my book to LA producers twice in hopes of it being made into a film. Well, it finally happened. I got a phone call last night saying that a production company DEFINITELY wants to make it into a movie! I am still in shock. It's like I'm dreaming. It hasn't sunk in yet. This is a dream come true. I can't think of a better way to spread awareness and build tolerance for this horrific and devastating disease which is so misunderstood. I have to come up with some funds for the screenplay, and they are willing to invest with me. I told them I would get it even if I had to rob a bank! I WILL do this! It's much too important not to. Once Mom's house closes and the dust settles I'll be able to figure it all out. Where there is a will there is a way, and I have a very strong will. I would have never made it through these past ten-and-a-half years if I didn't.
That being said, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to us! This is victory number one! I will update as I get more information and things begin to progress.
God Bless and Happy New Year to all!
November 24, 2017
For those of you who don't know, I had a book trailer made this past summer. Please, feel free to share this. You never know who you might help this Christmas.
Thank you and have a Blessed Friday!
November 19, 2017
Take care all, and I will be back in a couple of days!
November 9, 2017
What have I been up to? Well, I have been busy preparing for six radio interviews I had this summer and fall, plus caring for my Mother who slid and fell in July. She has been with me at my house since the middle of August. I am happy to report she is doing much better and will soon be moving into an assisting living facility.
I have so much to report and have grown so much over these past few months it would take all night for me to write about it! That being said, I will be back sometime in the next few days as soon as I can organize my thoughts. My purpose tonight is to touch base and say a long overdue hello and I have not forgotten you.
I also have a book giveaway going on until the end of this month. The link is:
Have a wonderful evening, everyone!
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