Other than "What are your symptoms?", my least favorite question to answer is "What is your current medication list?". I immediately feel a wave of exhaustion come over me knowing there's no way to answer it all on the spot, it's going to take a long time to list them all, I'm not going to… Continue reading Hold onto your butts! This is my current medication, vitamin & supplement list, and how I keep track of it all.
A step-by-step guide of my daily IV antibiotics infusion process, to show what it's like using a PICC line for the treatment of Lyme Disease.
One of my most debilitating Lyme symptoms is back pain. It limits me so much. I used to be a runner, I ran the Boston Marathon in 2009, but around 2015 I started getting so much intense back pain and overall weakness that I went from running a few miles every weekend to being unable… Continue reading Lyme Survival Guide: Using Prime Wardrobe to shop for clothes & shoes
I have officially begun my first experience with Chinese herbs as another protocol for my Lyme treatment. I've obviously heard about Chinese herbs and Chinese medicine before, but I've never tried it myself and honestly felt deep down like it was a little "hokey". My illness and treatment is also already a full-time job to… Continue reading Entering the world of Chinese Herbs
Both my Lyme Doctor and my Psychiatrist/Naturopath have been telling me for months now that I need to start adding an Infrared (IR) Sauna to my routine to help boost my detox protocol. The problem is most days (due to nausea or pain or whatever) I can barely get out to go to the grocery… Continue reading Just got my Infrared Sauna for Lyme Detox!
Today started with a short quote I thought to myself about pain and positivity: Just as depression can cause pain, happiness can relieve it. And it's such a fascinating thing to think about because it just shows how insanely powerful our invisible thoughts are. It's weird. It doesn't make sense how a thought can be… Continue reading The invisible map that makes us “us”.
12/12/17 I keep losing days. I thought I had just missed one day of my daily journal, but just noticed it was almost 3 days ago. This keeps happening to me, especially as each day tends to be so similar to the last - wake up, sit on the couch, sleep, repeat. Sometimes I don't… Continue reading Fallout 4 & Buddhism
12/09/17 Quasi and I had such a nice walk on the beach at this morning's small dog Meetup. I met this really sweet woman named Chloe who was there with her dog and husband. She was telling me that their house was just broken into while they were in their house up near Seal Rock,… Continue reading Small Dogs & Home Thievery
12/08/17 - Daily Journal I started seeing a therapist, Clare Johnson, to help me cope with all that's happening to me cuz of the Lyme, and to help me use this time on disability to become a better, stronger person. Since Chronic Lyme can't be cured, I have to expect that even after treatment it'll… Continue reading Mark Wahlberg & Raven
After 6 years of dealing with a mystery illness I finally got a diagnosis of Lyme Disease. This is the beginning of my journey through it.