Tag Archives: Illness

23 Ways to Imagine What It’s Like to Have Lyme Disease

This article was featured on The Mighty.

Dealing with Lyme Disease can be challenging enough based on the complex symptoms alone.

What makes it ten times more challenging, though, is the fact that (for most with Lyme Disease) our symptoms are invisible. Continue reading

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On Being Sick and Parenting

It’s Friday.

I’m at home, sitting on a couch that is half full of clean laundry. Diaper laundry to be specific, with the occasional pair of pants and sock thrown in the mix. Instead of folding it, I kick my feet up on the pile of diapers, as if they are one with the couch cushion. My baby is napping in the other room and I could think of a million things to do with my time other than folding laundry. Continue reading

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Hardships & Disappointments

Unemployment. Infant loss. Chronic illness. Financial stress. Sacrifice. And so much more…

When my husband and I said “I do” at the altar, we had no idea what those two words really meant. As each year unfolds and we are hit with yet another trial, we have to repeat our wedding vows to one another: “…For better or for worse, in sickness and in health…” We’ve made a lifelong commitment and we will do everything within our power to keep it that way.  Continue reading

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