Apr 252015
 

062/365

You know you’re a Lymie when your doctor tells you that your PCR test came back positive for Lyme and you breathe a huge sigh of relief and say, “Oh thank God!”  Because it proves that Lyme disease isn’t really all “in your head” but quite literally IN YOUR HEAD.

Neuropathy and Lyme Brain are no fun.  Unlike the CDC’s enormously inaccurate 2-tiered testing system, here’s something that’s 100% accurate: the fog will lift and the sun will shine again.

Screw you CDC.

Apr 212015
 
But I Get Up Again

I’m 58 photos into my daily project and I’m still going. It’s a bit hard to believe given that I still have days like yesterday where I spent all of day on the sofa. The first day of my weekly infusions always hits me hard. 

Apr 172015
 
Business as Usual

It’s back to business as usual here at Wild Dingo. Now that I’m back on the same Lyme treatment I was in December, I’m back to functioning almost normally. You wouldn’t know by looking at me that I’m on some heavy medications for a serious illness. I still have plenty of symptoms but I can manage […]

Apr 122015
 
Living Wild

I can’t help it. I’m fascinated with tiny flowers. Perhaps because I’ve never given them a second glance on my hikes. My fascination happened when I was learning to use my telephoto lens on close-ups. I was blown away by the details in the smallest of flowers. And the variation of color! Nature fascinates me. All my […]

Apr 082015
 
NitWit ByPass Bridge Now Open

In the first year of owning our property we build NitWit Bridge, a 40-foot high, 90-foot long, redwood suspension bridge over the creek that runs through our property. Last year, we built a second trail and bridge, NitWit Too, in order to make a complete loop on the property and provide more off leash fun […]

Apr 052015
 
Lyme + Flu = Bummin'!

Poor Loki. He was worried because I didn’t act like myself when I got out of bed Friday morning. Mr. Wild Dingo brought home a cold and flu from his Asia trip last weekend. But I didn’t exhibit symptoms soon after he came home. Instead, I was having a flare in Lyme symptoms and once that […]

Apr 022015
 
Bee Healthy

As a person diagnosed with and treating Lyme disease, a disease with no known cure and life-debilitating symptoms, I find myself coming across “sure-cures” every day. One such cure that’s been floating around for a while is Apitherapy or bee venom therapy.  Ellie Lobel, who had been fighting chronic Lyme disease for nearly 20 years, was cured […]

Mar 292015
 
Weekend Wrap Up

Theirs is a complex relationship. Bonded in emotions that range from angst to bliss. She was all wiggles and kisses for the entire weekend when he returned on Friday after two weeks of travel. He walked them both days this weekend for extra one on one time. Monday night when he gets home from work, she will make no […]

Mar 262015
 
Spring Has Sprung!

Spring is here in Santa Cruz Mountains and that leaves only a short window of time to photograph the variety of blooms in vibrant greens, blues, pinks and reds before it all turns golden brown. I walk by numerous varieties of wildflowers everyday on my dog walk and I’ve never given them a glance, much […]

Mar 222015
 
When Being Strong is the Only Choice

It’s been a challenging week for me and the dogs. Between being stuck at home resting and going to multiple doctor appointments, there were no walkies. They took it with grace and didn’t complain much. I think they know more than we imagine they do. It breaks my heart to deny them their daily walk and […]

Mar 212015
 
Enabling Chocoholics Around the Web

Are you one of those people who sneaks a bite of chocolate before noon? Have you been known to eat a brownie from a freshly baked batch for breakfast? If so, then I have the guilt free solution for you! Chocolate Oatmeal is not only heart healthy, its chock full of fiber, protein and antioxidants. With […]