While enduring a pain filled night induced by the full moon of 2014, along with Bartonella and many other factors, I decided to do something different. Rather than worry about the fact that I must sleep in order to heal, I decided to use it as an opportunity. Either way, I was up with insomnia, … More Journey Through Pain: Distinguishing Between What Matters and What Doesn’t
Imagine everything that’s old always feels new. Imagine what was once familiar is now unfamiliar. Imagine waking up to an existence more surreal than your dreams. Imagine losing everything rendering nothing as everything. Imagine all of your lies meeting your truth. Imagine you would die to live what you once considered a nightmare. Imagine becoming … More What it is Like to Have Lyme Disease
Navigating your way through the haze of chronic Lyme disease is a feeling which words do not exist for. You cannot imagine it or describe it, only experience it. It’s as if you are navigating through MULTIPLE illnesses simultaneously –MS, A.L.S., depression, anxiety, A.D.H.D., schizophrenia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s disease, Malaria, bipolar disorder … More Negative Emotions: What Do We Do with Them? How Do We Get through the Hours of Excruciating Pain and Darkness?
Regardless of how bizarre our rapidly changing dreams were growing up, one factor was most likely present in most: The visions of our futures most definitely did not include a life-changing illness, becoming debilitated at a time when our young peers are running marathons, being imprisoned during the years we somewhat ignorantly believed we were … More For the Young, Sick, and Brave
Tell me, who are you when all else fades away? Tell me, who are you when you receive the heart wrenching diagnosis that promises to dramatically change your life, if not end it all together? Are you the hopeless person who gives up and shrinks away in fear, or are you the one who rises … More Chronic Illness: Who Are You When All Else Fades Away?