I Am One

I've lost several friends in recent years to cancer - and I've seen friends battle and fight and suffer that cruel disease. I have nothing but respect for anyone who has been in that trench. I do not discount the terror that comes with a cancer diagnosis. It is horrible, it is painful, it is…

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Head Above Water

Some days my sickness is only as deep as my knees. I may have a mild headache, a little joint pain, and maybe some nausea...but I'm able to get out of the house, go to the store, cook a meal, spend time with my family and maybe even do a little laundry. This is a…

We Are Not Normal – and that’s ok

Every aspect of the chronically ill life is vastly different from the healthy life. And with those differences comes a feeling that we are not "normal". And we're not! And that's ok. It's what we do with the minutes of our abnormal life that counts. Every night, every person on the planet lays down, closes…

Biologix Update – June 2019

I've been back in Kansas for another 5 days of treatment. It's once again been such an encouraging experience - leaving me filled with hope. I was in a lot of pain when I got here and feeling a little discouraged, but my pain level is down today and I am leaving with new tools…

Daily Therapies In A Nutshell

In addition to daily doctor visits, you spend 5-6 hours in various therapies each day. These are tailored by your doctor to the needs of your body. Let me take a moment here to say the gals who coordinate these therapies are essentially a therapy in themselves with their smiles and laughter, and the love…

Bullseye! And more common Lyme symptoms

I post an awful lot about Lyme and tick disease. I sometimes feel like I'm being obnoxious about it and I wonder if others get tired of seeing it. And then I get a text with a picture of a perfect bullseye rash with the question: "Is this Lyme?" I hate that Lyme continues to…

Here Comes The Comeback

One of the hardest things I've had to adjust to as a chronically ill person is balancing the various worlds I live in. I live in 7 worlds. Occasionally two or three of these worlds harmoniously overlap, but more often than not, these distinct worlds live in extreme competition with each other. 1.) Faith in,…

The Measure of a Hero

"Everyone fails at who they’re supposed to be. The measure of a person, a hero, is how well they succeed at who they are.” ~ Frigga (Thor’s mother) Avengers End Game I have an image of who I am supposed to be. It’s largely based on who I used to be, what I used to…

It Not About The Nail…

Or the Lyme. I love that so many people have become increasingly aware of Lyme disease and that it’s being plastered all over social media. I am sent recommendations and informative articles about Lyme treatment potentials every day. I think it’s amazing that so much information is available and that so many people are thinking…

The Forgotten

It is not uncommon for chronically sick people to feel forgotten. People who are not sick go about living life and while their intentions to check in on the sick are good, life has a way of moving the healthy forward while the sick often get left behind and forgotten. Sometimes it can even seem…