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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! ūüíö #iamwomanhearmeroar
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. ūü§Ē 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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A Lyme Disease Rant You Need to Read!

A Lyme Disease Rant You Need to Read!

Happy Lyme Disease Awareness Month! A fellow Lyme Warrior – Lindsey Kozlowski – shared a posting on FaceBook, which I am proud to publish here on Color Me Lyme. Lindsey’s words are eloquent, poignant, and powerful. ¬† I must admit, I’m rather envious of her brilliance! Thank you, Lindsey, for sharing your awesomeness on behalf of the Lyme community. A LYME DISEASE RANT YOU NEED TO READ!   “It’s about to get real up in here. Apologies for the long…

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