Someone I love is now COVID-19 presumptive. To begin with this person is very scared. He is an older gent with hypertension which puts him in the highest risk bracket, and we actually know how he was exposed. He was an essential worker for the local hospital system. His life has been turned upside down. … More COVID-19: Exposure
As a rule I do not provide trigger warnings but given the sensitive nature of this topic and the potential levels of fear and panic involved I am going to ask that you not read this post if you suffer from high levels of stress or anxiety or are not familiar with the facts of … More Thoughts on COVID-19.
(TL;DR – Love wins. Now read the whole thing.) Okay, let’s talk a bit about love versus fear. For me, the holidays are always hard and I tend to make myself and everyone else around me completely miserable, so this year I gave myself a project. I would do something nice for the various people … More Postcards and paranoia.
Just a quick few lines here. It has been forever since I updated this last and largely because I was going through a period of suicidal depression wherein I was letting literally everything else slide. I suppose I could write a good deal more about that – about the doctors and tests and hospital visits … More Whelp, the holidays are here, let’s have some bloody cheer.
Hypoallergenic Chicken Noodle Soup (contains rice) Ingredients: Chicken Carrots Peas Rice Noodles Coconut Oil Sea Salt (optional) Tools: Skillet 2 Pots with Lids Colander Sharp knife Spatula RECIPE: Step 1: Put coconut oil in a skillet and place on burner. Turn burner to low. Cube thawed chicken with sharp knife. Place cooked chicken in coconut … More Hypoallergenic Chicken Noodle Soup – SF, GF, DF, SoyF, CornF (contains rice)
This is the story of a lady from Maryland whose story is a bit stranger than most. While Lyme is frequently misdiagnosed and/or untreated, this story forces me to believe that many in the medical community are more in need of our aid than I had previously supposed. For D. , it all started with … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – D. from Maryland
Since this was written in an open format and with the public in mind as a post on her blog (and graciously shared) , I will allow it to stand as such and make only spelling and grammar corrections as needed. For more from this brave lady’s blog see the source list at the back … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Lauren H. L.
When I first offered to write this book, I had no idea what kind of response I would get…and so I was perhaps a bit surprised when the first offer to share I got came from not a person but an organization that had created a fundraiser for a person. But, hey, okay, whatever. There … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Elizabeth C.
Lyme Encephalopathy By Angela Castle on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1:47pm (Used with permission. Unchanged from original.) Distinct pattern of cognitive impairment noted in study of Lyme patients 1) Cognitive Characteristics of Chronic Lyme Encephalopathy On the basis of both a formal neuropsychological study of 49 patients (APA 5/96) … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Nonfic Insert – Lyme Encephalopathy
The heroine of this Lyme story has much to share. She is an intelligent and articulate Southern Bell who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. She is 43 years old and a mother of three, whose troubles began in August of 2010, with what she thought was a “bug bite”. It turned out to be that, all … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Amalee