Will There be Cake?

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

Will I Ever Get Better? A Treatment Update.

Oh hey, it’s me again. I’ve been a super bad poster. Long time no post, basically. It’s a resolution I made though… to pay more attention to this thing. I … Continue reading

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February 3, 2017 · 17 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 · 23 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

“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

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

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

This Isn’t the Sum of Your Story

I can get lost in Instagram. Can you? I don’t know why. It’s just so many windows into so many lives. I can get lost so easily in other people’s … Continue reading

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July 10, 2015 · 3 Comments

Transformers – Lyme style.

I really don’t know how to start this post. There are a ton of these things and thoughts and things that escapes language in my mind that I want to … Continue reading

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May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

He Taketh and He Giveth

So… loss, amirite? Nothing is more universal than loss. Even if everything in your life is perfect, which it’s not, so… don’t try to lie and tell me it is. … Continue reading

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April 27, 2015 · 12 Comments

PICC Parting Party

April 1st was a momentous day for me. But also a weird day… with unexpected conflictions.. I’ll explain later. After just 5 days short of one year, I had my PICC … Continue reading

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April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unconventional Gratitude – an Essay on Chronic Illness

Recently I came across a beautiful piece of writing authored by a woman who, like me, had been battling chronic illness for many, many years. “I got sick the way Hemingway says you go … Continue reading

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February 22, 2015 · 38 Comments

Graduation of Sorts

January 29th I traveled with my father to DC for my latest appointment with Dr. J. – one year and 4 days since my initial appointment with him. It felt… … Continue reading

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February 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

Doubt.

Can we just talk about doubt? Doubt and me? Really, let’s just talk about me. Some more. But also doubt. After becoming sick with no answers from several doctor and ER … Continue reading

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January 16, 2015 · 6 Comments
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Just a little throwback of us four-ish years ago ❤️ #dctemple #dc #ldstemple I scoured my pictures looking for one of my dad today, and every one was either of him performing some sort of service for one of us kids, or looking at rocks and plants (so my dad). I found this one and it just touched my heart. Not only do I reflect on how much my dad means to me this time of year, but I also reflect on my brother who passed on just days before Father's Day in 2009. This picture is of the two of them - dad has helped all of us kids over the "rocks" in our lives, but this picture especially melts me. 
So thankful for Dad ❤️👴🏼 I know I keep posting puppers. Deal with it. Because my sister and I took her dog to the mall the other day and his little Macy's escalator butt was too cute not to share. 
Also swimsuit shopping was a fail. Per usual. 
#doggodoesanescalate #swimsuitsweremadeforonlymodels #imightbethekidwhowearsatshirtinthepool Jeans are a borderline human rights violation after you've spent the last four years in leggings and sweats. 
#adjustingtonormalpantsishard #howdoyouwatchtvinjeanslikehow #lymelife #chronicillness Sammy's first selfie. What has social media done to my child 🙆🏻🤦🏻‍♀️ #100likesandmomfeedsmesteak Perched. 
#thatonetimeinzion #zionnationalpark #utahisrad Posting as a pep talk to help me not choose ice cream for breakfast. 
#sohardwhenyougotsugarfreeinthefreezer Even smushfaces think about life. 
#perksofpuppersitting #slc #saltlakecity #slccapitol #sunsets #frenchie Dustin's photography strategy is rapid firing a million shots in the hopes I will like one instead of using any artistic liberties. This is one from about 8 of me putting a hat on backwards after I posed for an actual shot, so I promise I wasn't trying to look cool. 
But gall dang. Too cool for school. 😎

#unknowinglywerkinit #livingroomhike #slc #saltlakecity #utahisrad

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