GoFundMe: Locked With Lyme Q&A

GoFundMe: Locked With Lyme Q&A

1. Tell me about the treatment you are undergoing: Who, what, where: when?
I will be traveling to Coeur d’Alene, ID to see Dr. Tony Smith for his LymeStop Program. I have three appointments spread over the course of almost one week (December 15-20).

Dr. Smith is an experienced healer, who specializes in chiropractics. He developed a unique way of treating Lyme using magnetic therapy. The magnets are used to trigger the body’s immune system to heal itself. Continue reading

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You Know You Have Fatigue When…

In high school French, I remember learning a lot of funny sounding words. My friend Rachel (Sylvie) and I created a list of favorite French words. At the top of my list was “raplapla,” an onomatopoeia meaning “worn out; tired; exhausted; fatigued.”

Over a decade later, I find it interesting that one of my favorite sounding French words has become the soundtrack of my life.  Continue reading

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SEE YOUR LOVED ONE BETTER?

What would you do to see your loved one better? How would you feel if you found out your wife had a serious chronic illness a few short years into married life? You’d see her in constant pain, but not be able to do anything about it.

What would you do? When you can’t afford the treatment required? When you wake up every morning to the face of someone who is ill? Continue reading

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So Let’s talk about symptoms

I have chronic Lyme disease, but I also have several Lyme co-infections and numerous other health complications because of these.

Because of the complexities of Lyme disease, and my own complex situation in particular, I tend to be rather vague when writing about my illness. There are so many topics to be covered, a vast number of subcategories within the category of Lyme disease.  Continue reading

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On Turning 30

I’m feeling older than I did a year ago. My body is less forgiving of simple, basic movements –turning to check my blind spot, putting my toddler into the baby carrier, standing on my feet for more than a minute…

I find myself quoting the words of King David: “How long, O Lord…?” Continue reading

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Change is in the air

The green tree leaves are changing to vibrant red hues. The air is crisp. (I could see my breath the other day.) As the sunny skies turn gray here in the Pacific Northwest, my mind turns to the changes ahead. With these atmospheric changes, there are changes in my health. Continue reading

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“What does Lyme feel like?” by Lori Dennis, MA,RP

I stumbled across the below post last week via a Facebook support group that I’m in (for people with Lyme disease).

I don’t read others’ Lyme stories, blogs or articles as often as I’d like – for many reasons. Why? I’m interrupted by my toddler. The pain from typing overwhelms. Or blurry vision sets in. (And the list goes on). Continue reading

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Why I don’t easily Trust Doctors

A little story. Or intelligent rant, as my husband puts it.

I had my blood drawn the other day. (Lucky me.) Upon exiting, I was given the choice of using tape versus a bandage to cover the blood. Ironically, I wasn’t given the choice of needle used for the procedure.  Continue reading

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Don’t mess with the sleeping baby

Have you ever been pulled over on a five-lane interstate with a sleeping baby in the back? I haven’t… until today.

Before this unfortunate encounter, I spent an entire two hours in my car, putting my toddler to sleep and then making sure he stayed asleep. He needed it bad. Continue reading

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