Lyme Disease: Tricky to Diagnose and Other Things You Need to Know

I have no medical training, so this should not be taken as medical advice. If you are wondering about symptoms, get off the internet and call a qualified physician! Let's talk about ticks. Ugh, my head is itchy just thinking about it. I'm going to go take a shower now. Okay, I'm back. Just thinking about ticks gives me the heebie jeebies. But I've got to write about them (and compulsively scratch myself all the while) because I've learned some things about ticks and Lyme disease that I didn't know two weeks ago. We just got the test results back. My little guy has Lyme disease and is on a course of antibiotics for it. Which means it's likely that there's a tick somewhere in my house. ...more
I agree that Lyme is much more prevalent than the CDC and many doctors are willing to admit. I ...more

"To say I'm angry is an understatement" ~ Lyme Disease and Dysautonomia

A Facebook post from a Lyme patient about low blood pressure and unacceptable reactions from doctors--in this case neurologists and cardiologists.The bp photo is part of her post.  The photo is mine from Philadelphia, which I just thought to add.  Commendable rant, as well as commendable sign-making and advocacy, from Katie Eelila....more

Lyme Warriors ~ Lyme Disease Politics, Science, and Activism

You may have seen headlines in the past year about the increasing number of Lyme cases in the United States, or about the dramatic increase in the estimated number of annual cases.  But unless you've been afflicted with this illness or have known someone with it, you probably have no idea how infectious this topic can be, even aside from the illness itself....more

When life gives you a twist of Lyme Disease

This is the post I have been trying to get the nerve up to write for almost a year. ...more

My Kid Was Bitten by a Tick, Now What?!

My family spends a great deal of time outside. We run through the woods, we play in the gardens; we dig holes and look for worms. Not much has changed in the analog version of childhood fun since I was a kid. Except for ticks. ...more
There are so many cases here that many labs are back logged. It is easier to treat with meds and ...more

Trim Healthy Mama

Trim, Healthy Mama review   Ok, I realize for a 2nd post on a Lyme blog, this seems kinda weird, but if you read the first post, you can go back to my previous blog and get caught up to how I got here! So, I have a friend who has been talking about this book for months.  She started talking about it over the summer and then she got it and started the program and is losing weight. Inches too.  In fact, most people I hear lose more inches than weight.   ...more


I am so excited that you found your way to my new blog!  If you are just checking me out for the first time and have NO IDEA who I am, please go back and check out both and to get the true beginnings of this Lyme and Life blog. The blogs mentioned above are now going to be combined in the same one and also include various other topics about life in general.  The reason??  I'm glad you asked....more

Living with Lyme: Walking Meditation

Last night I had to explain to someone close to me how my body works....more

You're Kidding Me? What the...? I Have What?

If there's one thing I've learned in my life, it's that I have no idea what's going to happen next. I can plan the crap out of my entire existence and at best, come close.I am going to cease doing an every Wednesday Woo-Hoo. It's been a very fun thing to do, but due to many extenuating circumstances, it's all the writing I'm getting done lately and I need to return to being more broad.That's what you want - more of this broad, right?...more
@Darcie Thanks so much! The Doxycycline did help and my symptoms are nearly gone. I feel almost ...more