Not too long after I celebrated my 50th birthday, I found myself facing a very unexpected, life-saving surgery to repair a ruptured colon, remove a large abscess, and a huge raging infection. What I thought was an episode of constipation turned into an event that almost took my life.
When I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2009 I was terrified. I didn’t know anything about Lyme disease or how it should be treated. Information was limited and I wasn’t aware of any treatment options other than antibiotics. So, based on what I had read and the enormous fear I had, I accepted
Do you ever feel like living with a chronic illness is a long drawn out journey with no end in sight? When there’s no purpose it’s hard to find joy to keep going. Physical pain and difficult circumstances keep us focused on ourselves and oftentimes we miss the scenery. To throw in a visual I […]
My sister recently told me that I need to get real on my blog. She said that if I’m struggling with my health I should share it, be open about it and let my readers know what’s going on.
One of the more embarrassing symptoms of Neurological Lyme is the sudden onset of anxiety and fear. Sometimes, severe panic attacks can rise out of nowhere in an otherwise self-controlled person.
Here we are approaching the end of our first year of treatment for Lyme Disease and Coinfections with our newest doctor. It was quite an interesting experience at first and the doctor’s methods were very different than anything we had ever experienced in the past. I had heard of muscle testing before but never auricular energy testing. […]
When I was diagnosed 6 years ago I knew nothing about Lyme Disease except that it was something you might get from a tick. Before Lyme I had never bothered to learn about it because quite honestly it didn’t affect me. I suddenly found myself at the mercy of my doctor. I willingly followed her […]
Living in the Lyme Maze can be frightening, confusing and overwhelming. My family and I have spent since 2009 trying to find a cure for Lyme. Our whole family has Lyme Disease, Bartonella, Babesia and maybe a host of other co-infections that were never diagnosed. We all had many similar symptoms with the exception of […]
Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria called Borrelia Burgdorferi. It is a stealth-like infection that can go undetected for years. Lyme is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because testing is poor and its symptoms mimic so many other diseases. Most people who get Lyme never see a tick. They never get the classic […]
An Entire Family with Lyme? I’m a Lyme Mom. I have Lyme disease and all 4 of my children have it. As a matter of fact, so does my husband. Many times I’ll get the question, “how can your whole family have Lyme?” to which I usually chuckle and say, “well, a family that plays […]