Lyme Life ~Beautiful Day

Sometimes it’s hard to find the beauty in a day when you’re so sick. When pain and the management of it are your primary focus, it’s often impossible.On days like today, however, it would be a crying shame to miss it. The sun is shining,...

Lyme Life ~ Dawg Daze

It's summer and the dog days roll on. For Lymies, it passes by too often. A few days of activity often means a few days of incapacitation. We push through, right?Yesterday, I finally pulled the weeds from the small front garden. The grass was taller...

Lyme Life ~ Voodoo Dolls

Many Lymies that I have met have been sick and misdiagnosed for a decade or three. In 1988, I got terribly ill. I’d had lots of aches and pains, lethargy on occasion, stomach problems since childhood, but this was different.It was as though my nervous...

Lyme Life ~ Relapse

Lyme sucks. It sucks the life out of a person. It sucks the joy from a day. It sucks the strength from a moment. Lyme sucks peace from a trusting heart.Relapse happens. But WHY?!Was it a change in meds? I dropped one of the antibiotics...

Lyme Life ~ Happy Monday

Happy Monday! There have been lots of Mondays that I would only hope to have been able to say that. I am getting so much better. I’ve been telling everyone, especially myself, that I am getting better and stronger every day. I said it, even when...

Lyme Life Monday~This One Body

We have one body. We live one life in it. Sure, there are replacement parts, but for the foreseeable future, we have life in one body. For those of us battling Lyme Disease, our bodies are not easy to manage.We are eternal spirits. Our earthly...

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Lyme Life ~ You Can Never Go Back

If you had children in the 80's, you probably remember the line from All Dogs go to Heaven, "You can never go back."With all the losses and disappointments that come when you lose to Lyme Disease, is it any wonder that the one thing that...

Schedule It

If you or someone you know has Lyme, there is no question in your mind about how important rest is. The problem is, when we feel well enough to do anything, we want to 'ride the wave'.The temptation to do too much is so common....

Lyme Life ~ Camp

It's Camp Week!For those of us who have been involved in Wilderness Camp, it is an exciting time; culminating years of preparation for some and months for others. Wilderness Camp is a teen-run, week-long, day-camp with adult helpers on site. The teens create their lessons,...

Lyme Life Monday ~The Dash

Our pastor asked an important question this week. What are you going to do with your dash?The dash, the line that separates the date we were born from the date we die. Having been so sick for so long, I always found a way to...