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How I learned the truth about Chronic Lyme Disease

In September 2014, I came down with a flu-like illness. I had a high fever, body aches, extreme fatigue, and a relentless, pounding headache. With no improvement after two weeks my doctor started running tests, one of which was for Lyme Disease. 1,470 more words

Renee A. Schuls-Jacobson, Professional Artist

moving the podcast – interview from December 16, 2014


Episode 34. Renée A. Schuls-Jacobson was a teacher for 20 years and will always be a writer, but this year she also began sharing her paintings with the world. 140 more words


Our Children, Our Choices

When my son Thomas told me last year he wasn’t coming home for Christmas, it dawned on me that my life had really turned a corner. 845 more words

On a drive to work with Britt

Hawaii is a very special place. It is our home and our people.  What makes Hawaii special everyday is the beauty of the place. A drive to work is never dull. 53 more words

For my next trick, a PICC...and a fight

Where’s my Lymie Achievement Badge? I am officially in an insurance battle.

Since my last update, my doctor has decided it is time for me to get a PICC line and receive intravenous antibiotic treatment. 421 more words

Grief Keeps Odd Hours

by Ashley French

The kids slept in a bit today, and so did I. My husband awake, already working, and making breakfast.

“I decided to make blueberry muffins this morning!” 781 more words

Parent Loss

Mom in Foster Care: Lessons

It’s not always possible to care for our elders at home. A number of community-based caregiving options exists but we need to be assured that the choice we make is the best there is. 9 more words