Mar 102015
 
Lymegraines

Yesterday I had my PICC line placed. They told me no heavy lifting or stress on the arm for a week. So ok: no lifting Juno out of the Xterra, no lifting the crate or big boxes. No push ups or weight lifting. Not that I do either of those now anyway.  I was considering […]

Mar 082015
 
Take a Bite out of Lyme

If you’ve been watching me on social media, you’ll know I posted a few photos for the Take a Bite out of Lyme Disease Challenge. Obviously, I had to take part in this challenge as the disease has totally stopped my life in its tracks. But here’s the thing that I don’t think a lot […]

Mar 062015
 
Goodbye My Friend

Goodbye my friend, Norwood.  I am honored to have met and known you. I will always giggle as I fondly remember how you challenged me to find new and creative ways to use “Harry Funballs” in a sentence. We will miss you but will carry on your legacy to get outdoors every day and bounce. […]

Mar 032015
 
A Lived Life

For as long as I left this blog limpling along at one or two posts per month, it seems like a daunting task take on a  project that has a daily due date. But I’m tired of waiting to recover. I’m tired of not being able to live my life because I never know when my health […]

Feb 262015
 
Lymecentricities

“How are you doing cognitively,” asked my doctor. “Well,” I replied, “I used the cordless vacuum to do a quick pick-up of dog hair in my bedroom the other day. I vacuumed most of the room before I realized that the dust canister wasn’t installed.  Then it took me 30 minutes to find the canister. […]

Feb 162015
 
Cracker Versus Crow

It was a beautiful morning. The dogs and I made our rounds around the property doing our daily chores. I cleaned the dog yard while Juno hunted for moles. Loki ran his daily perimeter check and implemented his standard pre-emptive strike, barking along the fence line to warn away any critters creeping too closely. The […]

Feb 032015
 
A Day in the Life

The day starts out innocently enough. I get up, do a few light chores, prepare my daily pills and sit at my computer, already exhausted from the morning chores. After receiving their fair share of my buttered toast, Juno starts to goose me. “It’s time to go walkies, now,” she tells me with a sparkle in […]

Jan 062015
 
This Side of Normal

I’ve been thinking a lot about returning to normal lately and constantly wondering what normal will be for me in recovery. After all, I haven’t really been “normal” in a decade. I think the first thing people wonder about someone who’s gone undiagnosed with a chronic disease for as long as I have, or longer […]

Dec 122014
 
Bad News Good News

The bad news is, I caught a cold. The good news is, after 9 years of not having a cold or a flu due to a broken immune system, I caught a cold! Wait! What?  I know, it’s hard to see the silver lining. But really, it’s great news that I caught a cold because […]

Dec 082014
 
Dingo Bells

Long time readers will recognize this month’s masthead from December 2009. I took a short cut and repeated one of my favorite cracker and criminal holiday adventures. As usual, Lyme and Co-infections company has left little in the bank for creativity. But the good news is, I’m getting closer to recovery. I swear internet. With […]

Nov 032014
 
Adventures in Dogcations

This year, we were able to get away for a few days for our anniversary. I’ve been wanting to go up North to a dog friendly environment and hike some headlands and river trails. Last year I was too sick to even sit at my computer and this year, though I’m still on plenty of drugs […]