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Author: Terry Mayfield, The Blathering Lymie

Proud housewife. Married to an amazing, handsome and funny guy. Two beautiful step-daughters and four adorable grand kiddos. Truly Blessed with a loving and caring family, and surrounded by awesomely supportive friends. Hoping to offer encouragement to others, while sharing my chronic illness journey; my search for wellness. I am a Lyme Disease Warrior! 💚 #iamwomanhearmeroar
Stem Cells – Week 10 – My Lyme Disease Healing Journey

Stem Cells – Week 10 – My Lyme Disease Healing Journey

STEM CELLS UPDATE:  10 WEEKS DOWN! Ten weeks!  Wow!   I am a little uncertain how I feel about this stemmiversary.  There are times when it seems as though the past few months have flown by, then moments when I think this healing thang is moving at a snail’s pace. Merely speculating, but my over-eagerness to return to “normal” active human-ing might be playing with my thoughts a bit.  Maybe just a smidge. I’m trying to strong-will this healing process…

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Post Stem Cell Therapy – Week Six – My Healing Journey

Post Stem Cell Therapy – Week Six – My Healing Journey

Post SVF Stem Cells – Six Week Update: Since my last Blathering, I have experienced a combination of up and down days.  I’m elated to share, my down days have been nothing comparable to pre-stem cell therapy.   What a blessing this has been for certain. Did you happen to notice the two key words in my opening sentence?  “Up” and “days”.   There is even a plural context! Outside of my two weeks of treatments at Infusio, it has been…

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Post SVF Stem Cells Update – Week 4

Post SVF Stem Cells Update – Week 4

Post Stromal Vascular Fraction (SVF) Stem Cells Update Six weeks have passed since my Integrative Lyme Disease treatment began at Infusio Beverly Hills.   Marking week four of my new stem cells joining the healing party: multiplying; getting their assignments; and swimming to damaged cells, tissue, nerves, and anywhere repair and healing is needed. Even though I am spending most of my days sleeping, then shifting to my comfy recliner in the evenings – it’s different.  Difficult to explain…it’s just…

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Let the Healing Begin!

Let the Healing Begin!

Well my friends, it has been quiet here lately.  Seems I’ve still been trying to find my voice, and seriously lacking the energy to Blather.  How nice for you to have the break from my ramblings! In my previous post, I shared how my health had been declining, which ultimately presented some difficult life situations.   These past few months, my sickly body has forcibly kept me rotating from my bed to comfy recliner – day and night – on…

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Grieving. Coping. Searching for My Voice.

Grieving. Coping. Searching for My Voice.

Grieving.  Coping.  Searching for My Voice.  Who knew writing about life and feelings could be so difficult? Especially for someone who loves to share her thoughts and strong opinions – generally unsolicited! I shared in my last Blathering that I was trying to prepare this weak and weary body for an incredibly meaningful trip – my Mother’s memorial. While travel may not seem like a big deal to most humans, for the chronically ill it can be a rather huge undertaking….

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Having Faith in My Journey. Believing in My Strength!

Having Faith in My Journey. Believing in My Strength!

Hello lovely friends. I hope this posting finds you having a peaceful, low stress, and healing day. You may have noticed a drought in my Blathering.  I quite simply haven’t felt like writing much of late.  My health has dipped backward, and I’ve been lacking a bit of positive inspiration. Random thoughts to share might appear, then quickly fade away.  Intentions have been a plenty, but negative oomph has been ruling the roost.  Self-care and preservation have taken precedence over…

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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.   These may be simple words, but with intended purpose; encouragement, strength, and affection. May this Blathering find you having a peaceful moment in time. Goodness knows, this life we are blessed with offers a cornucopia of obstacles, complications, and struggles.  So, when measures of…

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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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