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Exercise Options for Those With Chronic Illness
When you’re suffering from physical pain and exhaustion the last thing on your mind is to get up and exercise, at least it was for me. Previously, I shared a post about the benefits of exercising when you have Chronic Illness, Why You Should Exercise When You Have Lyme. You can read that later but […]
Why Exercise is Important When You Have Lyme
Physical exercise is important to everyone but it is vitally important to those who have Lyme disease. You might know this intellectually but quite honestly you’re probably so miserable with your Lyme symptoms that exercising is the last thing on your mind. Maybe you want to get started but you have no idea how or […]
Why Your Type A Personality Puts You at Risk for Illness
Disclaimer: This post is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness and is strictly for informational purposes only. If you’re a Type A personality you are at greater risk for chronic illness, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Type A personalities are those who are driven, competitive, outgoing, impatient, critical, and aggressive. They have […]
Taking the Scenic Route on Your Chronic Illness Journey
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 […]
Quite Honestly, I Hate Lyme Disease
It’s Sunday night, there’s a full Hunter’s Moon tonight and quite honestly I’m more than just a bit overwhelmed! I’ve felt sluggish and tired all week, my kids are complaining of a return of symptoms and everyone has been irritable and argumentative. My little guy has had so much pain this weekend and tonight he […]
Lyme Disease, Living with Joy and Dreaming Again
In the fall of 2009 I was finally diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and co-infections after a long, frustrating two years visiting different doctors, trying to get a diagnosis for my declining health. While I still have pain off and on, most days I don’t feel so much like a Lymie, especially since many of […]
I’ve Been Lying To Myself About My Health
The other day I found myself telling someone that I’m about 95% better. Many days I felt 95% better but on this particular day, I was feeling exhausted from an anniversary celebration we gave to my parents almost five days before.
It Was Bound To Happen – Our First Tick Bites Since Getting Lyme
It seems as soon as I finished doing a Periscope about how to protect yourself from a tick bite then we found ticks on us. It was bound to happen! Ticks are everywhere and especially around our new home because we’re now in the country.
The Day I Was Happy I Had Lyme Disease
I remember that day, the one when I was so happy to learn that I had Lyme Disease. Obviously, at that time I had no idea what I was in for, nor did I know what Lyme disease was. I remember that day like it was yesterday. There I was sitting in the doctor’s office […]