Life with Lyme Disease

It’s Just Biology

First, a few weeks ago, Mr. Wild Dingo had the good fortune of getting to pull out an 18" tape worm from Loki's butt. It was stuck and Loki begged Mr. Wild Dingo to help him get it out. Yup, this is the glamorous life, Internet!  So both he and Juno got de-wormed....

Clawing My Way Back to Normal

So this happened yesterday. I'm just as shocked as you all. I'm still being held together by "scotch tape" as I like to refer it. Last week, "something happened" (I'll spare you the details) that gave my doctors a huge clue as to why I'm not eradicating Babesia and...

Picking My Poison

"I forgot how chatty you used to be," said Mr. Wild Dingo. What is it they say about medicine? The dose makes the poison? Pick your poison Mr. Wild Dingo: chatty me or taciturn me? So things have literally been up and down like a roller coaster ride on high speed....

Lyme Disease Demolition Crew

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month! I've done this Lyme Disease Challenge multiple ways so this year I opted for something other than my boring mugshot with a lime in it. Here my Lyme Disease Demolition Crew Take a Bite out of Lyme.  To the left, the chainsaw hacks...

Pain is Toxins Leaving the Body

Detox. It’s such a contentious word in the medical community. I can feel your eyes rolling at the excessively-used, trendy term to sell healthcare products.  In fact, it's so contentious that a wellness specialist coined the term "retox" to address the negative...

Monday Morning Bee Like…

This is me. Only I was tossing my cookies rather than eating them like this bumble here. And my bucket is green. Lyme disease...

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Last May, I was on my way off treatment for Lyme Disease and Co-infections. I was also practicing yoga again. By fall things went downhill. By December I couldn't get out of bed. Four years after starting treatment it’s the same thing but different pill jars. Finding...

April Fools

I don't know about you all, but I'm feeling nostalgic for the days of when wearing Mom Jeans was the big scandal in Washington. (Thanks Obama!) It's exhausting waiting for this administration to implode. Of all the changes that this administration is doing, climate...

Days of our Chives

Life is is filled with infinite choices. With  Lyme disease, your choices are ruthlessly limited. I’m always measuring how many matches are in my book and deciding on how to use them. I don't get to cram in as much as a normal person can in a day. Instead, I basically...

Four Years Treating and Babesia Just Won’t Quit Me

I should have taken advantage of the rain this winter practicing rain drop photos, but Babesiosis is a bitch. Sometimes I think if it were only just Lyme disease and just Borrelia I had to manage, it would be a piece of cake. I've made tons of progress treating...

Laid Off from Lyme Disease

Is this drop in focus? I can't tell. It took a week for my new Lyme disease medication to arrive. It had to be compounded. I'd been relegated to the sofa. Headaches and vision problems have been, well, a problem for being able to function or focusing the lens of a...

My Two Essential Ingredients in Lyme Disease Treatment

Thank dog and praise cheeses for these two. They've literally held me together the last few weeks as my health plummeted into Lyme disease hell. Surviving on 2-3 hours of sleep per night and all the other little goodies that come along with Neurological Lyme plus a...

Best. Medicine. Ever.

August and September have been a back slide with Neurological Lyme disease. Because Bicillin was on shortage, I had to go back on oral antibiotics. But now that it's back on the market, I'm back on Bicillin shots which bypass the GI and keep the damage to the GI...

Breakfast of Warriors

I used to measure PRs for a run or a bike ride. Now I measure PRs for how long I can stay off antibiotics before Neurological Lyme Disease returns. I had a 5 week PR a few months ago. Then recently a 2 week PR. I think I'm doing this Lyme-athlete thing all wrong. Yup,...

Home Nursing at its Finest

I'm so lucky to have two nurses during IVIG treatment. One to take my vitals and one to supervise the nurse! The cracker inspects everything concerning his mom, even the blood pressure cuff. He's conflicted. He likes Bob, but he's unsure of his intentions or of him...

Hi! I Missed You Guys!

Oh Internet and readers, can you ever forgive me? I never write, I never post pictures. I could be dead in a ditch for all you know. But I have a reasonable excuse. As you know, last month I had a relapse and decided to do a 3 week course of IV antibiotics (Invanz for...

Taking Back My Power

The first thing Lyme disease does to you is take away your power. I'm taking it back.   Lyme Warrior -- Yoga Every Damn Day  --- Lyme Disease Awareness Month  -- Take a Bite out of Lyme Challenge Fact: There is no place in the body that the pathogen causing Lyme...

Conflict Resolution

Today, a personal note on living with Lyme Disease for Lyme Disease Awareness Month. By now you've probably heard so many stories of people with Lyme and their symptoms. Maybe you've heard it brings joint pain and chronic fatigue. Or maybe you've heard it makes people...

Paleo! WTF? Halibut with Pancetta, Basil & Mushroom Butter Sauce

If someone told me I'd eventually go Paleo, I would have died laughing. Being gluten-free was hard enough! But after a month of having a Paleo diet, the pain levels in my body keep dropping week to week. Treating Lyme disease is not just killing pathogens. Lymies have...

Unfurling Flower of Wellness

It's Lyme Disease Awareness Month Peeps! I'll be posting lots of educational and fun posts related to Lyme disease on Social media and a little on this blog. I thought I'd share an update of my progress along with a macro shot of an unfurling flower frond for those...

Thirty-six

It's been roughly 36 months since I started treatment for Lyme disease. I was 36 years old when symptoms first appeared and 11 years later, I'm still battling it. Here are the stats to-date: 8 Years misdiagnosed 12 Doctors who missed the diganosis 36 Months of...

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