A Picture of Pain

My illness is hidden. This is what you don’t see. These are my bruises. This is my pain. If the layers of my skin were peeled back, this is what you would see. Lyme disease is no joke. The pain is hidden yet it is so real. It grinds into your joints, muscles, organs...anything it … Continue reading A Picture of Pain

The Face of Pain

What does pain look like? Most days, my pain is not visible, although when I was deep in my battle, I was unable to hide the reality of excruciating pain that ruled my every move. When the pain was unbearable, I would hide. I would retreat to my spot on the hardwood floor in a … Continue reading The Face of Pain

What a Difference a Year Makes

From a brief glance, it would appear I was having the time of my life in both of these pictures snapped at Wrigley Field. You see, these pictures only tell a small part of the story. One was taken in the summer of 2017 while the other was taken just a week ago. I desperately … Continue reading What a Difference a Year Makes

Freedom from the Grips of Lyme

You see that girl there in the middle? The one with the smile?!?! The girl who is living life?!? This is a girl who was once overtaken by Lyme disease. ~ Lyme disease. Ughhh. An illness that once ruled every moment of my life. The past few years have been overwhelming with being misdiagnosed, failed … Continue reading Freedom from the Grips of Lyme

Describing the Pain of Chronic Lyme

March 14, 2018...What is the worst pain you have ever experienced? Take that moment of pain that knocks you off your feet, that grinds into every joint and bone in your body, that makes you feel like you could vomit at any second if it continues. Imagine if that pain would creep into your world … Continue reading Describing the Pain of Chronic Lyme

Living with Chronic Lyme

March 1, 2018...The daily struggle I endured with Lyme disease was real. The confusion, sleepless nights, the pain. The tears that were shed behind closed doors. Tears of pain. Tears of frustration. Tears from not understanding. Tears from being scared and overwhelmed. ~ Lyme disease slowly stripped me of my normal reality. The pain became … Continue reading Living with Chronic Lyme