Hi! I'm Lisa, and I have Lyme.
I started getting mysteriously sick in 2011, and was finally diagnosed in 2017. It’s been a difficult and confusing journey getting to this diagnosis, and now that I’m here I’m fired up to beat this disease and to share with you all I’ve been learning along the way!
Whether you’re struggling with Lyme yourself, or are trying to educate yourself for a loved one, or are just interested in the illness, I hope you find something helpful within my site. 🙂
I am currently disabled from Lyme – and to say it’s been difficult is an understatement. It’s a super sucky illness, but for all my Lymies: hang in there! Be compassionate with yourself, know you’re not alone, and let’s kick these dirty spirochetes for good!
xoxo – ❤︎ Lisa
My latest posts
Lessons from a Procrastinator
“There’s no way I can do this,” I thought to myself as I nervously got ready for my first class at Indiana University’s Luddy School of Informatics. “I can’t believe it’s really happening. I’m gonna be a PhD student!” I’m 38 years old, and it’s been 16 years since I last stepped foot inside a…
Intro to Health Informatics Blog (Full Journal)
Top Lessons Journal 8/27/22 – After reviewing how the course works and making sure I was aware of the schedule I should be working on to make sure my assignments and classwork are done by their respective deadlines (thanks to time with Alexander visualizing it on a whiteboard), I knew that ideally I should have…
Look Lymies! We’ve gone viral… 😉
Wouldn’t that be such a strange twist of fate if these silly memes that are coming from the COVID pandemic bring more attention to Lyme Disease, and from that attention everything Lyme-related gets an extra oomph of the push we need to improve treatment options, insurance coverage, testing, and increase support for Lyme’s financial, physical…
Lyme in the Time of COVID
Okay, so apparently – May is Lyme Disease Awareness month?? Why didn’t anyone tell me this earlier?! 🙂 Well in honor of having our very own fancy month, LymeDisease.org offer their “Lyme in the Time of COVID” magazine issue for FREE. Thanks guys! “Free” and “Lyme Disease” never seem to go together – just the…
Letter to the Editor: The Screamer
This is not related to my illness, but it’s another issue plaguing the neighborhood I live in – which adds to my daily stress levels, which probably do affect my overall health. But still – the residents of my neighborhood are suffering and need help.
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