December 21, 2017...Warrior. What does that word mean to you? Do you feel like a warrior? Battling a chronic illness can be draining not only physically but also mentally. The mind games, anxiety, panic, depression can all be so overwhelming. Where do you find the strength to pull yourself out of bed or get yourself … Continue reading Warrior

Vibrations, a Magraine, and Pain…OH MY!!! (Day 12)

November 26, 2017...The past week has been a roller coaster of a journey with hours spent each day at the doctors office hooked up to an IV pole. I’ve had moments of feeling better and moments of not feeling well at all. The doctor says week three of treatment is typically the week patients begin … Continue reading Vibrations, a Magraine, and Pain…OH MY!!! (Day 12)

Paying the Price for Leaving the House

October 7, 2017...How can go you from feeling like a rockstar one minute to having pain, brain fog and anxiety hit you upside the head forcing you to search for the nearest exit?!?! I have been spending much more time out of the house, although it comes with a price. It is so draining physically … Continue reading Paying the Price for Leaving the House

What Is Lyme Disease?

October 4, 2017...Lyme Disease can affect any organ of the body, including the brain and nervous system, muscles and joints, and the heart. Lyme Disease is millions of microscopic corkscrew bacteria that drill their way through skin, muscles, joints, bones, nerves, organs and brain tissue causing out of control inflammation and a myriad of disabling … Continue reading What Is Lyme Disease?

I’m NOT okay.

I'm okay .... I'm NOT okay. Those two sentences mean very different things. Why do we often choose the safe answer and say I'm okay or I'm fine? Why is it so hard to say the words "I'm NOT okay"? Sometimes it is easier to simply avoid the question and move on with your day. … Continue reading I’m NOT okay.

When Panic Strikes

June 4, 2017...Leaving the safety of your house with a hidden illness can be a daunting task. Jordan had a basketball tournament this weekend at Illinois Wesleyan. I was not able to make it to his games on Saturday, but I was determined to get there Sunday. I woke up not feeling well at all. … Continue reading When Panic Strikes