A Love Letter from My Hospital Bed

After a frightening ER visit with violently shaking chills, chest pain, and difficulty breathing earlier this month, my long-running record of avoiding hospitalization was finally wrecked. I was not only admitted, but also kept for a 5-night stay. As if that weren’t scary enough on its own, it all happened exactly one week before I…

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It’s Lyme Disease…2 Years Later (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a series of posts about my journey with Lyme Disease in the 2 years since my diagnosis. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 2.   Part 3: Growing From a Personal Tragedy I like to be a “silver linings” kind of person. I try to look for something positive when things don’t go the…

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It’s Lyme Disease…2 Years Later (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a series of posts about my journey with Lyme Disease in the 2 years since my diagnosis. Click here for Part 1.   Part 2: Fighting for Proper Treatment Having become so involved with Lyme advocacy and education, I was well aware that my diagnosis and long-term treatment plan followed the guidelines put…

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It’s Lyme Disease…2 Years Later (Part 1)

It was in June of 2014 that a lab report provided enough evidence to confirm my new practitioner’s suspicion. After more than 20 years of combating mysterious symptoms no doctor could validate, I was relieved to finally have the answer I’d been seeking… It wasn’t all in my head. It was Lyme Disease. What I didn’t realize was…

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My Lyme Disease Story: Part II

In an effort to bring more attention to the complications of Lyme Disease and to offer support for others who are going through this, I decided to start sharing more of my Lyme story. This is Part II. (Click here for Part I.) My heart goes out to all who are in pain and dealing with diseases, addictions,…

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My Lyme Disease Story: Part I

In an effort to bring more attention to the complications of Lyme Disease and to offer support for others who are going through this, I decided to start sharing more of my Lyme story. This is Part I. My heart goes out to all who are in pain and dealing with diseases, addictions, eating disorders, and…

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Taking a Bite Out of Lyme

I used to believe that my healthy lifestyle and knowledge of so many alternative wellness principles made me immune to serious illness. Just five years ago, after I’d successfully taken such perfect control of my body, I was so confident that I’d never need medical insurance again that I fearlessly quit my full-time job in a…

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Out of the Lymelight

Those in my inner circle have been aware of the nature of my ailing since I first became aware of it a few months ago, but I’ve been intentionally vague with it here. The last thing I wanted was for anyone to pity me, and I was afraid that sharing this particular chapter would write it into to my…

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