This Lyme Disease Life is a Tricky One Indeed!

This Lyme Disease Life is a Tricky One Indeed!

I shared in my last Blathering – Reflection. Pressing Pause. Hopefulness. – that I was taking a little medication vacation.  I’m approaching month three of pressing the pause button on my Lyme, Babesia, and Bartonella treatment.  While I do not recommend anyone stop treatment before reaching (hopeful) remission, life circumstances dictated the need for me to take a few steps back – and simply breathe. This pause, which was strongly suggested by my Lyme specialist, has proven to serve many purposes.  …

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Reflection. Pressing Pause. Hopefulness.

Reflection. Pressing Pause. Hopefulness.

As 2016 draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting back upon the past twelve months.  The exhausting search and constant struggle to find wellness tends to consume my year in review.  This has definitely been a trending theme stretching well beyond these past 365 days.  More like 5,840 days and counting.   Wow!   That’s a lot of days.  This past October marked the sixteenth year anniversary of my Lyme disease relapse. That’s a somber reality.  Happy lyme-relapse-iversary to me?!…

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Simple Words of Encouragement

Simple Words of Encouragement

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Stay strong.   Keep fighting.   Never give up.   The above phrases are sentiments of encouragement I like to share. Never intending to be trite, simply my way of reaching out my hand in yours. May these words find you having a peaceful moment.  Goodness knows this life we are blessed with offers a cornucopia…

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Positive Reflection is a Good Thing!

Positive Reflection is a Good Thing!

Sincerely wishing I had the intellectual wherewithal to share even a smidgen of wisdom, or offer a clever snippet of info.  Only a rambling, blathering, therapy session from this Lymie today, as there isn’t a spare speck of brain power to be had.  A rather common occurrence – ha!  Unsure if this is sad, humorous, or sadly humorous. 🤔 Even though I’m coming off a wonderful week of having family in town, I’m currently battling my emotions.  I’ve been feeling…

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It’s My Bloggiversary!

It’s My Bloggiversary!

That’s right kids, I’ve been Blathering on now for a year.  Who knew I could ramble on for this long – umm – said no one ever who knows me! Living the Lyme life tends to provide plenty of material.  I do wish I was able to provide an update highlighting a miraculous recovery.  Believe me, when – and yes I am stating when – in fact this occurs, I will be shouting from the mountain tops.   In the meantime, back…

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Disease How I Loathe Thee

Disease How I Loathe Thee

Disease, how do I loathe thee?  Let me count the ways. No clever poem to follow.  Merely stating my disdain – pure and absolute hatred – for all disease and sickness. Too many of my family members and friends are currently coping with or have battled illness. Every color of awareness ribbon or bracelet donned and represented.   Makes accessorizing easier, but what a heavyhearted and unwanted fashion perk.   If I were to attempt to list everyone I know personally who…

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Thankful for Simple Pleasures

Thankful for Simple Pleasures

Today, my blatherings lightly touch on how we humans should keep focus on the simple pleasures this glorious and gracious life here on earth provides.   When faced with the gruesome grind of daily living, it can be easy to take all we are given for granted. Holding your loved one’s hand, watching your children play, snuggling with your furry friend (meaning pet!), experiencing the sheer magic of a beautiful sunrise or sunset, joining friends for lunch – better yet…

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Factual Rant About Lyme Disease

Factual Rant About Lyme Disease

A fellow Lyme Warrior – Lindsey Kozlowski – shared a posting on FaceBook, which I am fondly referring to as a Factual Rant about Lyme Disease.   Lindsey’s words are eloquent, poignant, and powerful.   I must admit, I am rather envious of her brilliance! This blog post is dedicated to sharing Lindsey’s message, with her permission of course.   So I shall sit back casually and comfy in my recliner, hit the send button, and let L.K.’s words do…

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Why Lyme Disease Awareness is Important

Why Lyme Disease Awareness is Important

I’ve been rather silent with my blog postings as of late.  My current treatment protocol has been ramping up, which has left me mainly bedridden or couch-bound, fiercely trying to fight off these bad guys inside of my body.   On the positive side of feeling this lousy (which seems like an oxymoron), herxing – Herxheimer Reaction – is an indication my body is in fact killing off some bad guys. Rebuilding a damaged body left behind by decades of misdiagnoses…

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So This Happened The Other Day

So This Happened The Other Day

Along this not so lovely, mysterious, and what seems to be never ending Lyme disease journey, I’ve had my share of scary and frightening “episodes”.  That is what MM (the hubs) and I refer to the sudden and unpredictable attacks that take over my body.  Throughout the years, too many episodes to count have landing me in the emergency room.  Based upon these past experiences, I have basically given up on going to the ER unless absolutely necessary.  I now…

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