Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Very Bad Days

The other night, my family and I watched the movie "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Day".  It's a story of a boy who can't seem to catch a break.  Everything he does, everywhere he goes, things just don't turn out for the good.   His family on the other hand, seem to … Continue reading Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Very Bad Days



Every year, certain dates stand out as being particularly special, my kids birthdays, our anniversary, the day my husband asked me to marry him, Christmas - all special days that bring happy memories to the forefront of my mind.  July 10, while not necessarily a happy day, was a pivotal day in my history.  I … Continue reading Anniversaries

Hope is a tease…

"Hope is a tease designed to prevent us from accepting reality." It's a dangerous thing to give up hope altogether.  Without hope, what reason do we have to live? But somehow we must also be careful to not have so much hope that we lose sight of the reality in which we live.  As the … Continue reading Hope is a tease…


Dr Klinghardt

There is a free online seminar this week focused on chronic Lyme. There are 4 or 5 talks each day and I have been listening intently to each one, hoping something will resonate with me as a next step or something to add to my current treatment protocol.   Today's session included a conversation with … Continue reading Dr Klinghardt



Discourage:  to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence; dishearten; dispirit. Most days, I have great hope.  I don't have unreachable expectations that I will get well overnight. I don't even have expectations that I will be completely healed one day.  But I do have hope that I will continue to heal and improve.   Then … Continue reading Discouragement


I’m still sick

It's been a while since I've had to use a cane or wheelchair. But yesterday I found myself with back spasms that had me in need of assistance. And of course, it was a stark reminder that I'm still sick. Some days, I have so much hope that I am getting well. Pain levels will … Continue reading I’m still sick


If Only…

This past week has been one of the hardest in a while. Started out with a good visit to the Lyme doc in the Bay Area, a trip that doubled as girl time with my daughters. Came home and crashed hard. Stabbing pain in my neck and head was unbearable. Hands and feet were numb … Continue reading If Only…