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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Why Lyme Disease Awareness is Important

Why Lyme Disease Awareness is Important

Originally published May 14, 2016 – Updated April 21, 2017 May is Lyme Disease Awareness month.  While some may tire of the constant postings shared on social media by those of us in the Lyme community, there are many reasons we advocate so fiercely.   The following might provide a small glance into the world of chronic Lyme disease. Think for a moment of your child, your spouse or partner, a close loved one or friend.   What if they…

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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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Coping. A Daily Battle for the Chronically Ill.

Coping. A Daily Battle for the Chronically Ill.

Coping.  A Daily Battle for the Chronically Ill. This blathering is serving a bit as a coping mechanism.   A therapy session of sorts.  It’s been quite a rough go lately.  The bed bound, higher than “normal” fevers, excessive body temperature fluctuations, extreme nausea, unrelenting fatigue, get the elephant off my chest, miserable beyond miserable, hostage in my own body – kind of rough patch.   So, basically, a Lyme disease and Babesia flare. These nasty flares pass – eventually.  Perhaps…

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Not Lyme All The Time

Not Lyme All The Time

It has been awhile since my last blathering.   I have had a few potential postings simmering on the back burner, waiting for me to get the inspiration and oomph to finish.   All in due time I suppose. Today, I feel like rambling about something other than the day to day realities of life.   Which these days can be a real snooze fest, literally.   Lyme and “friends” tend to rule the roost for me, but on a rare and…

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Finding My Way Through The Colors of Lyme – Part 2 – My Story

Finding My Way Through The Colors of Lyme – Part 2 – My Story

This is the second part of my two-part series:  Finding My Way Through the Colors of Lyme. Following up to Part 1 – The Rant, change is happening, and for the better.  In February 2016, The National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) removed the expired (and grossly outdated) Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for treatment of Lyme disease.   Baby steps, but steps in the right direction. Lyme patients and advocates all over the country are calling for the Centers…

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Finding My Way Through The Colors of Lyme – Part 1 – The Rant

Finding My Way Through The Colors of Lyme – Part 1 – The Rant

My writings today take on a more serious tone.  Full disclosure: as most of you who follow along with my Blatherings know, I am not a professional writer, nor do I play one on TV.  I will leave the detailed reporting to the professionals.   I am merely a blatherer with a message and strong opinions. A while ago, an opportunity presented itself for me to share my story within the Lyme community.   The hope behind sharing my rather bumpy health…

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