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Beyond Me: How Many More Will Suffer?

I am not the only person suffering from chronic Lyme disease. And chances are, I am not the only person you know who has it.

Have (or how have) you been touched by Lyme disease?

Perhaps you have a friend who has Lyme. Or a sibling, parent or child. Or multiple siblings or children. Perhaps you don’t know anyone personally, but have friends or relatives who do. Continue reading

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Big Pains and Little Hands

A lamp lies sideways on the floor, like a tree knocked down in a wind storm. There are pieces of laundry sprinkled across the rooms; pieces of mail too – cardboard here, envelope there, bubble wrap here. One boot at the entry way, its match by the bedroom door. Continue reading

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I am a dishwasher

Growing up, my siblings and I used to complain a lot about washing the dishes. It seemed like all of our friends and all of our cousins had electronic dishwashers installed in their kitchens. We were probably the only house in the entire city that didn’t make the switch. Woe was us. Continue reading

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Forgotten Realities

This morning, I had the great privilege of partaking in one of my favorite things on earth. A little luxury, a little therapy time. I showered.

*gasp*

Any mom reading this knows what I’m talking about. Showering with little ones takes clever strategy. Continue reading

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There Goes February’s Pirate Ship

Five days into March and I’m still wondering what happened to February.

Like this coloring project, February seems incomplete. So many tasks on last month’s to-do lists overflowing onto this month’s. Where did the time go? Oh yeah. It went into surviving. Into covering the basics, into the every day, and the simple mundane. The grocery shopping and cooking and tidying up and cleaning (or not). The feedings and potty times and laundry. And more laundry. Continue reading

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THANKFUL THURSDAY #3

Today I’m thankful for cookies.

I know what you’re thinking: “Who isn’t thankful for cookies,” right? But let me tell you why these cookies are extra special.

First of all, I am the kind of person whose day is highly impacted (in the positive sense) by chocolate. Whether it’s a couple squares of my current favorite chocolate bar, chocolate ice cream, or a single chocolate chip, this little delicacy can seriously be the sunshine of my days.  Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday #1

It’s easy to feel self-pity when you’re dealing with a chronic illness such as Lyme Disease. People can encourage me to think positively as much as they want, but at the end of the day: I am sick.

BeKind Quote

My depression is in a much better place now than it was pre-diagnosis. Still, I am aware that I am prone to think negatively pretty often, mostly in relation to the pain I experience. (I often feel like I’m an 80-year old, trapped in a 27-year old body.)  Continue reading

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5.5 hours in health-related phone calls? Meh. Just another normal day here.

It’s 12:47PM and I’m pausing in between phone calls. Actually, the entire day since 10AM has been phone calls. I have been CONTINUOUSLY on the phone with health care professionals — among 3 doctor’s offices — having spoken with 1 doctor, 3 nurses from 2 different clinics, 2 doctor office receptionists and 1 lab center receptionist.  Continue reading

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