Lyme Life Monday ~ Broken

I think everyone, at one time or another, feels broken. Lymies feel broken almost all the time. Even if we're feeling relatively good, we know the potential for relapse. Child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors and trafficking survivors feel broken too. It takes great, focused effort...

Lyme Life ~ Pressure

It's been a rough road. After more than a year of seeing my doctor, at least, every four weeks I am not much better. Actually, last month seems to have been a  reversal.Tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket have not yielded much, other than a...

Lyme Life Monday ~ Building Neurons

I've been working on my brain for a while, specifically rewiring to overcome spastic movements and intrusive thoughts caused by an exacerbation of Lyme Disease and past trauma from child sexual abuse and sex trafficking.Trauma and trespasses cause similar toxic thoughts, according to the research...

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Lyme Life Monday ~

Lyme is complicated. Life is complicated. Together, they can make your head spin.I've been chasing germs and symptoms of Lyme Disease for over a year. Long before that, I managed symptoms with alternating diets, over the counter meds, rest and exercise, and various supplements.Life is...

Lyme Life Monday – Hope or Dismay

I read a good number of articles and testimonies about Lyme. Some people discount the veracity of research showing Lyme as a culprit for symptoms, such as Alzheimer’s type dementia and MS symptoms, which is what sent me to doctors back in the ‘80s.Back then...

Lyme Life Monday ~Whack-a-Mole

Have you ever seen the game, Whack a Mole? It is the size of a foosball table with jack-in-the-box action of furry creatures that pop up in random fashion. The goal is to hit them with an oversized rubber mallet. They pop up, but just...

Lyme Life ~Pits

I cannot adequately describe frightening prospect of not being able to read. The idea that I would not be able to comprehend the basic premise of a bill before the legislature or grasp the message in a book was like being dropped into a deep...

Lyme Life ~ Sick of Being Sick

As I sit here, choking down enough food to swallow my handful of pills. The fact that I am among the wealthiest people on earth is not lost on me. Some of these medications are very expensive and I can go to my fridge or...

Lyme Life Monday ~Distractions

Lyme is such a distraction. It detracts from everything else. I can think of many things that do likewise. It could be a job, a difficult circumstance, or a person consuming your energy and your thoughts. Maybe, it’s some other disability or long-term illness. Like...

Lyme Life Monday ~Wabi-sabi

Lyme and it's co-infections can be very overwhelming. The constant pain and fatigue can make us emotionally tender. We can feel a loss of dignity for many reasons, mostly because Lyme is devastating financially, physically and socially.I was listening to some TEDx Talks this week....