Lyme is Not My Life

This week proved that Lyme Disease is not my whole life.Lyme has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. For many years, I went to doctors who told me I was stressed and treated me like I was a...

Lyme Life Monday ~

Are you stuck in a rut? So many people are. I know a lot of people with chronic illness that have seasons of blah and seasons of exciting growth. I often wonder what makes the difference. Are they just lucky, especially motivated, inexplicably charged with...

Activist with Chronic Illness

Amy Carmichael was born 100 years before me. She was an activist in every sense. She established an orphanage to rescue children in India. Some of the children were trafficking victims or those who were at risk to be prostituted in the temples for the...

Is there Life Off-Line?

I had all but forgotten what it was like to sweep off my front steps. They get the morning sun and it had broken 40 degrees outside, so I brushed our Labrador Retriever out there. We heat with wood. Tiny woodchips and ash are as...

I’m fine –it’s just pain

 We smile and nod when people ask us how we are. If you are like a lot of people with chronic or neurological Lyme Disease, the thought of answering the question conjures up no end to excuses to answer with a polite, “I’m fine” rather...

Lyme Life ~Monday Planning

If you are like most people, you may have indulged in a bit of frivolity last month. The scale may need some adjusting. Maybe you have an unruly wardrobe. Or maybe nothing changed externally, but you can feel the lasting remnants of eating and drinking...

Lyme Life ~Ready to Die

I'm ready to die. Just because someone is ready to die, doesn't mean they want to. Conversely, just because someone wants to die, doesn't mean they are ready to.When I say that I am ready to die, I mean I have come to terms with my...

Lyme Life- Let’s Get Together

I just couldn't write another word. I was so distraught. Nothing seemed to help. Backspace wasn't helping. Deleting whole sentences didn't work either. After I had composed a Lyme Life post last week, I read through it...