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"It gets better"

I have never written a blog post before. I hope that this will be the first of many because I love writing and my lack of social and verbal skills means that often my thoughts and feelings are not shared. 1,318 more words

Lyme Milestones

Today marks 8 months since Lyme started to change my life. On September 17th, when my temperature shot up to 105°F I had no idea what I was about to embark on. 70 more words

Peeling back the layers

It is often said that treating Lyme is like peeling the layers of an onion. Because Lyme effects multiple body systems, and Lyme bacteria changes form throughout treatment, recovery can feel like a roller coaster. 271 more words

Are you there 75%? It's me, Brit

I saw my Lyme doc two weeks ago, and since then thought and rethought how to write an update on my progress several times. There were no big revelations and I did not make as much progress as my doc had hoped I would.   569 more words

What Helps

When someone you know and/or like and/or love has a long term illness, you may wonder a lot of things. Do they want to be bothered? 1,105 more words

This is ME

Sharing some of my story has been on my heart for a while, so here we go…I have been living with M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyeltis) for over a third of my life. 1,530 more words

Vegans On Meds

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting online about how guilty they feel for taking medication that they know isn’t vegan. A lot of these people are vegans suffering from mental health issues*. 508 more words