IN HER OWN WORDS – The day it all went wrong….. May 20, 2008, started off like any other day. My family and I had just moved into a new house two weeks earlier. It was scorching hot and the only relief, however minuscule came after sundown. We had breakfast, dropped off my daughter at … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Mickie
(In her own words, editted for spelling and grammer) Our story started over fourteen years ago. My husband is a home builder, avid fisherman and loves to be outside. In his early 40’s he started to have massive joint pain, then the headaches would begin. On two separate occasions, we ended up in the ER … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic –Tammy S.
(with permission) Hello, my name is Jordan A. I grew up in a small town in Minnesota. When I say small town I am talking graduation class had 21 people in it. I checked out the population census the other day and it was a little under 400. Grew up like anyone else in the … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Jordan A.
This person insists upon not being named here. Prefers that I not even use any gender pronouns. This person has perhaps legitimate concerns about how posting any part of their story might impact their treatment and life at this juncture. So here is their story in their own words. ANONYMOUS – A FAILED SUICIDE On … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Anonymous
The beginnings were mundane enough. One day, I just could no longer put cheese on my burgers. Cheese made me feel awful. Sweaty, hot, nervous, and itchy. Sometimes it made my breath short and my throat itchy. So I just quit asking for cheese on anything. I missed it, sure, but the cost was not … More A Slice of the Anaphylaxis Life
If you are like me and live in one of America’s Southern cities then you really come to dread the Summer commute…and rightly so. Every year the Highway Patrol reports a certain number of accidents and injuries related to heat especially during July and August when temperatures can reach 90-106 degrees Fahrenheit. So this blog … More Surviving the Summer Commute
This is a short rant, perhaps not long enough to really be a blog, but too long for Facebook or Twitter. I am really saddened by all the label shit. There is so much division in search of something real which should be simple – love and humanity. I know it’s probably not intended that … More RANT WARNING – People are not things – revisited, again.
So it is currently very popular among a certain sector of the male population to carry EDC kits – or Every Day Carry kits – and these kits range from the minimalist to the maximalist, with some people carrying a key ring of small tools and others resorting to the man bag to carry their … More EDC and curiosity – a lazy man’s post
Worst case scenarios- How to get out of a sinking car Since it won’t stop raining here and there actually are some flood and flash flood warnings in effect, today’s worst case scenario blog is about how to escape from a flooding or submerged car. Let’s start with some basics. To begin with do you … More Worst case scenarios- How to get out of a sinking car
For the three months or so my neck of the woods (Upstate SC, Western NC) has been somewhere you just don’t want to be. Hundreds of people have been sick with a bronchitis of unknown origins – it’s not cold, not flu, and not specifically reported – although one very probable culprit is the Haemophilus … More SO why is this Southern EPIDEMIC not getting any coverage?