Lyme Life

My Son’s New Year’s Resolution for Lyme Awareness

My Son’s New Year’s Resolution for Lyme Awareness

My son’s teacher took the time to type and email my son’s resolution from a project in class, and it truly melts my heart.  It’s certainly not easy for either of my kids to have a mom with Lyme disease. Christopher’s Resolution ~ (9 years old, 3rd grade) My New Year’s resolution is to finally […]

Go Fund Me Link ~ Please Help (And Pray For) Heather Haynes

Go Fund Me Link ~ Please Help (And Pray For) Heather Haynes

Friend/Patient/Advocate In Need of Assistance ~ Heather Haynes Go Fund Me Link ~

Applying the “Science” of Gratitude

Gratitude is harder with a chronic illness. Illness takes more away from life than it gives, which gradually and painfully lowers one’s expectations.  Optimism and gratitude can’t reverse this completely, but can help if applied with determination, purpose, and consistency. Research supports this, at least, so I’m hopeful that I will find this to be […]

Asking IDSA for Change ~ Video is Up: Lyme Disease IDWeek Protest Philadelphia 2014

Saturday’s protest included Lyme patients and loved ones from across the country, together to ask IDSA to revise guidelines for Lyme disease diagnosis, treatment, and care. Too many patients are misdiagnosed, their care delayed and lives destroyed. IDSA needs to incorporate current available science…

Gratitude Post ~ Everything I Wanted

Gratitude Post ~ Everything I Wanted

Before I contracted Lyme disease along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in northwest Montana, I had everything I wanted.  I had pretty much reached all of the major goals I had set for myself and then some. Not only had I gotten into (and completed) graduate school, but I had done so under […]

The “Funny Parts” of My Bell’s Palsy Story

The “Funny Parts” of My Bell’s Palsy Story

There were a couple of moments during Bell’s palsy that were laughable even during the moment. It’s not a funny condition or a fun experience, but it helped my family and I to be able to laugh about it. We have plenty of pirate references, still, that make us laugh, four years later. If I […]

Long-Term Lyme: Were You Diagnosed With Lyme Disease First, or Something Else?

Long-Term Lyme: Were You Diagnosed With Lyme Disease First, or Something Else?

For millions of patients, like me and the dozens of other patients that shared varying degrees of their situations and stories here, still fighting Lyme Disease years after our initial infection, it is emotionally difficult to read or hear that our disease ‘does not exist’.  We need a larger percentage of doctors and the general public […]