Category: My Journey With Lyme

Fixer Upper

I struggled this year to overcome the “sick girl” persona that my diagnosis labeled me. There are many things that having a chronic illness makes incredibly difficult and finding a job was one of them. But God has truly given me a peace that passes all understanding. I’m learning that he has equipped me with a Read More

Through the Lens of Love

I often think in terms of loss with this disease. I feel robbed of  what was supposed to be the best years of my life. Stolen days, remnants of a social life, distant dreams, and goals that have taken a backseat to my health. My purpose,  passions, ambitions – all  vanished. I will never get the Read More

Share Your Story

I walked 2 miles on Tuesday last week. TWO whole miles. For my amazing running friends who run 40 miles a day, do 500,000 mile marathons, triathlons, and run-15-hours-through-mud-athons every weekend, I know this sounds like the warm-up before your warm-up. But for me… it has been years since I could do it. Years. In the past, Read More

Letters to Mommy

This post is really for me… a visual reminder that will be here when I need it most. I want to read this over and over on those days when I just don’t know how much longer I can keep living in pain, for those days when I can’t seem to do anything right, or Read More

Grey Matters

I don’t know how to explain the chronic diseased life. There are only so many words and I think I have used them all. When it comes to living a half-lived life, words fail. This type of disease is tricky. It is confusing since there is quite a bit of false information out there and Read More

To the Beautiful Anonymous…

I stumbled onto this quote the other day from a blog post that was about helping loved ones who are depressed, but I think the information can apply for those who are chronically ill, as well. And, let’s be honest. Being sick for the long term can cause serious depression. These words really hit home Read More

The Blessing of Pain

Can I just tell you something? Pain is humbling. Pain is hard. Pain is exhausting. Pain is a blessing.   …whaaat? Yes. You read that right. It doesn’t feel like it when you’re in the middle of it, but pain is a beautiful gift. I read a book in high school that had a profound Read More

Hey Jealousy

Jealousy can be a strange thing. It creeps up on me in the middle of the day, while I’m doing laundry or making coffee. I’m minding my own business and boom. Freaking Facebook! Why haven’t I learned my lesson? I know social media has many positives, but it also can be so damaging when we Read More

Worn

I have been quite overwhelmed with all that I have to do and remember for my treatment protocol. I can’t keep it straight. I feel awful and the daily B-12 shots don’t seem to be doing their job. I am beyond worn out fighting this battle. I am switching up my meds soon and I Read More

He IS There…

My Lyme symptoms and the side effects from starting my new treatment are kicking my butt this week but I’m thankful I have these medications. I know they are doing their job but I yearn to be on the other side of this. I see the bottles sitting on my kitchen counter, my nightstand and Read More

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