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Exhausted – A Lyme Disease Symptom

Have you ever been so tired that just the thought of moving makes you want to put your head down and cry? There are days that I know I swim in the heaviness of exhaustion and my eyes beg to close for just a moment.  I don’t dare because I know that I won’t open them again for hours. Sometimes when my Lyme Disease is rearing up, I fight this… Read More »Exhausted – A Lyme Disease Symptom

5 Upsetting Truths About Lyme Disease

We didn’t ask for this, a life of questioning, doubting, and wondering how much longer. But a life with Lyme is still a life. Day by day, you learn to live your life beyond Lyme Disease. It’s is hard and frustrating. However, knowing you aren’t alone helps. Truth #1 – Forget It! Living with Lyme means your memory is BAD.  You forget why you walked into a room, who that person… Read More »5 Upsetting Truths About Lyme Disease

Cope With Grief

Brain Damage From Lyme Disease

One of the more troubling issues that I have due to having Chronic Lyme Disease is that my brain has suffered some neurological complications. It’s worrisome knowing that your brain has been damaged by a disease without a cure. I often have numbness in my hands or random other places, pain that pops up out of nowhere, a weakness that comes on fast, visual disturbances, stiff neck, and severe headaches.… Read More »Brain Damage From Lyme Disease

Goat Cheese and Chocolate Balsamic glazed veggie burgers

Dinner is my favorite time to create.  I put on some music, sip a little wine, and let the aromas of the kitchen come to life.  But sometimes I don’t feel like spending an hour or more in the kitchen and something quick fits much better. So something as simple as a burger can become even better with some time and effort. One night I felt creative, looking through the… Read More »Goat Cheese and Chocolate Balsamic glazed veggie burgers

Tips For A Stress-Free Holiday Season

How To Manage Exhausting Holiday Stress and Chronic Lyme Disease.

I know that posts haven’t been as regular as they should be.  I’ve just been a bit tired and distracted. Call it the holiday blues, the winter slow down, stress, or whatever name you want to give it. I’ve just been tired and distracted. Many of my readers know that I have Chronic Lyme Disease.  I have this strong belief that the more you focus on being ill, the sicker… Read More »How To Manage Exhausting Holiday Stress and Chronic Lyme Disease.

I Travel Because… Screw You Lyme!

“What’s the worst thing that can happen to you with this disease?” she asked me on our first meeting?
Looking back, she was asking a different question. She honestly had no idea what Lyme disease was and was asking for clarification. But I heard the one I needed to hear. I heard a challenge.

I’m Exhausted!

We flew home last night from Ft. Lauderdale after an exciting and fun filled cruise to the Caribbean. But the flight home was both terrifying and long. We left sunny Florida and thought we’d get home and get unpacked and ready to jump back to work.  Not so much. Note: The Ft. Lauderdale airport feels like it doesn’t even belong in the US.  It is old, dirty, and apparently waiting… Read More »I’m Exhausted!

Kindred connections

Like so many, I have always struggled with the concept of family and that historical bond that is said to connect people together and give them some sense of pride and bonding.  Yet in my own history I’ve seen blood family have little more to do with each other than passing strangers or childhood friends, such connections were not part of my world. Blood connections were there, but not a… Read More »Kindred connections