Will There be Cake?

I have Lyme. I’d like to not have it anymore. I also just want cake.

Treatment Update – Daraprim & Detours

So, the gist of it is. I’ve been doing really well. In fact, these last few months were my best yet. I haven’t been blogging at all. I preferred to … Continue reading

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July 23, 2016 · 42 Comments

You Can Get Bit and Not Immediately Sick – Here’s How.

It is well known in the Lyme community that a very large percentage of us never recall getting bit. But does the general population really understand this phenomenon? Before Lyme so rudely … Continue reading

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May 6, 2016 · 10 Comments

Two Years…

  A few years ago, freshly sick and unsure why, I laid in bed one day curled in a ball enduring the disharmony and dissonance that was wracking my body … Continue reading

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April 25, 2016 · 26 Comments

Emotional Complexities of Healing from Lyme

Soooo… I’ve been under a bit of a writer’s block. I’m not even going to pretend I know when my last post was, because I don’t, and I didn’t check. … Continue reading

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April 4, 2016 · 16 Comments

Why I Chose Antibiotics

I get this question a lot, phrased in various ways. I honestly don’t even want to write this. I hate answering this. I think I’d rather die, even. But let’s … Continue reading

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January 8, 2016 · 41 Comments

“I have Come to Accept People’s Lack of Long Term Compassion”

If you read anything on the internet these days, you probably recognized my title. We are almost force-fed Yolanda Foster’s Lyme journey as literally everyone shares literally everything she says. But … Continue reading

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December 2, 2015 · 21 Comments

Success Rates of Various Lyme Treatment Options – a Personal Study

Around late September, after a visit to a dear friend who was undergoing Lyme treatment at a clinic with a very different protocol than mine, I got to thinking about … Continue reading

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November 11, 2015 · 52 Comments

Raw Milk – A Love Story

Before you even skim over this post because you are going dairy-free, have a dairy intolerance, dairy allergy, or just simply have Dairy Disdain disease (hello, long-time sufferer here), just stop. … Continue reading

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November 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

“But If Not”

Immediate confession: This title is not original. I stole it. Well, let’s say I borrowed it, nay, I am quoting it. It comes from one of my absolute favorite addresses … Continue reading

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November 4, 2015 · 11 Comments

Bah Bah Bah, Bah Bartonella

Welp, now I’ve got that song stuck in my head. Great. It’s preventing me from thinking of a catchy first sentence to draw you all in. I feel like I … Continue reading

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October 13, 2015 · 7 Comments

Travel Log-I mean Treatment Update

Well, we’re practically strangers now. It’s been a while, I know. I just logged in and saw I had zero posts in September. Honestly, what happened to me. But it’s … Continue reading

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October 11, 2015 · 15 Comments

Coping with Lyme.

So, coping. Coping… copinggg… is it just me or the more you stare at that word the weirder it becomes? Coping. Coping? It has now become some verb to me referring … Continue reading

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August 22, 2015 · 15 Comments

Treatment Update – Fungus Among Us

I have just completed Cycle 18 in my Lyme treatment and am just finishing up my 16th month of treatment with Dr. J. My last treatment update was after Cycle … Continue reading

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August 18, 2015 · 7 Comments

Letter From Healthy Me

Dear Sick Me, There is an end to this. I know you’re tired and your lips are so chapped from treatment that they are basically falling off and that’s just … Continue reading

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July 31, 2015 · 38 Comments
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#sunsetsniper #utahisrad #capitolreefnationalpark One weekend, no cell service, no light pollution, no noise, just a tent and the earth 🌎

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#lastroadtripoftheseason #thecanyonsarecalling Last weekend's drive up in the mountains for fall colors while this guy drools and panics about this all being a ruse for a vet visit the entire time. 
#lastweekssurgeryscarredhimemotionally #theyshavedhiseyelashesoff #idpanictoo Most often, individual trials require us to, on some level, bear the brunt of it alone. Even God carried His own cross alone right? There is design in that. It presents me with a choice: will I look down and grow hardened and burdened and frustrated and deem my life unfair, or will I embrace this change of plans, adjust my own attitudes, and if needed, correct my own course? Will I see it as an opportunity, since no human can truly walk my personal road and experience my personal shoes, to look up and invite the God who granted me this path to show me the way? Will I glorify Him anyways if it's not the path I had envisioned?

At times I have lost focus and looked down, or back or away from the Light in my moments of fear, sadness, or sense of loss. But I do try to keep looking forward and up most of the time. And when I do, I see no loss. Only gains. Only joy. Only gratitude. No station in life is too wretched to withhold gratitude to God, who shines light into the darkest of places if we allow it. Even upon our backs as we carry the darkest of our crosses. "Wherefore, turn yourselves, and live ye." (Ezek 18:32)

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