Showing posts from March, 2014

What Has Lyme Taught Me?

It may seem very strange reading a blog post about how Lyme Disease has taught a person something.  But in the end, here I am typing away realizing that I have learned a lot over the years from being chronically and invisibly sick.  So often I have asked why am I so sick? What's the purpose of all this suffering? Enough already!  Well I'm not perfectly healthy at 100% its more like 70%.  But I can say looking back I've come a long way baby!  I currently homeschool my 8 year old son full time, run a house, deal with a woodstove, and try to have a basic social life.  I am super grateful for all the online support and local support we have now.  I look around these days and realize I can start to let into my life some really nice people.  I don't have to hide being sick and at the same time I don't need to focus or talk about being sick all the time.  I'm starting to find that balance.  I want more now from my friendships and I know now that I deserve it.  I'…

World Wide Lyme Disease Protest 2014

All of this information is off this website:

Where: Global When: May 16-18, 2014 What: Lyme Awareness Events around the world
Ok folks! It's that time of year again to start planning and getting ready for the 2014 May Worldwide Lyme Awareness Protests and other events. Get your thinking caps on and let's start coming up with some good creative ideas for May.
Remember it's ok to have different kinds of events. Protests are fine too but please consider all different types of events. Anything that spreads awareness is good! Click Here for some Ideas!
The Worldwide Lyme Awareness Protest was started in 2013. Over 30 countries banned together to help spread awareness and protest over the lack of attention Lyme Disease gets. We want to bring attention to the need for research and education about tick borne infections.

Read Mission Statement Here

If you are looking to see if your state if involved please Click Here 

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Helping Other's Presents: Taylor Brune

I plan on posting those who need help on my blog once a month.  Please Meet Taylor Brune :)  Please Read her story through the words of her friend Alyssa.

"Hey there! My name is Alyssa Jenkins. I'm currently 22 years old, and I have been good friends with Taylor Brune since our junior year in high school. Currently, Taylor is undergoing some serious struggles in her fight against Lyme disease. In 2012, she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, but even after numerous tests and several years of trying to figure out just the right amount of insulin, Taylor was still experiencing deadly health problems. After many a misdiagnosis, one doctor discovered that she had contracted Lyme disease, most likely when she was 12 years old. Because the disease was allowed to run rampant for so long, she also contracted the co-infections Borrelia, Babesia, and Bartonella. She has also developed Pancreatitis which may or may not have advanced to Pancreatic cancer at this point.

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