What Does Healing Look Like?

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?

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

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

Life with an Illness that Has No Cure

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

Warrior

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

Final Day of Treatment

December 12, 2017...What a difference a day makes...or maybe a month! ~ Today was my final day of intensive IV therapy. I feel so much better and am thankful for the opportunity I had to receive these treatments. ~ I will have a protocol that I need to follow at home for the next 6 … Continue reading Final Day of Treatment

8 Hour Treatment Days

December 11, 2017...How does a girl get through 8 hour treatment days?!?!...with an amazing support system. ❤️ ~ Shout out to my parents who flew me to Florida for a one day doctor appointment that turned into a month. My mom stayed with me and sat by my chair everyday during IV infusions, brought me … Continue reading 8 Hour Treatment Days

Day 21…IV Treatments

December 5, 2017...Treatments are going well. I continue to see improvements in my health everyday. Sitting in a chair while tied to an IV pole for 8 hours a day makes for a long day. The doctor is wonderful and will drop everything at a moments notice to help with any bumps in the road. … Continue reading Day 21…IV Treatments