Healing is being able to hike up Camelback Mountain with your daughter and not have to worry if you will randomly pass out. Healing is being able to attend a Cubs/Cards game with my family and not have a panic attack from a crowded stadium. Healing is saying YES to attending community events and not … Continue reading What Does Healing Look Like?
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
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
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
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
January 5, 2018...Imagine living with an illness that has no cure. An illness that much of the medical community does not understand or acknowledge. Imagine being misdiagnosed for years, yet waking up everyday to the same miserable reality; the reality of feeling like you are knocking on deaths doorstep. 🤷🏻♀️ In the following paragraphs, Linsey … Continue reading Life with an Illness that Has No Cure
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