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.
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
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
(In her own words) My name is Dawn. I am a 35 year old, registered nurse, living in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and I have had Lyme disease for close to 5 years. I can’t even pinpoint when it started. Never remember the bite, don’t remember the bulls-eye rash but I remember when I was at … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Dawn L. – Registered nurse.
So September is Suicide Prevention Month. And people keep asking me to share Suicide memes. Sorry, no. There were two successful and two failed suicides in my circle in the past five years. Another failed suicide lives in my blood family. I was one of the failed suicides. I am also … More Why I Don’t Share Suicide Prevention Memes
(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.
Art of the day – next story will be up after edits tomorrow. *If you know whose work this is TELL ME. I want to credit them properly. Edit: I think it’s Luba Williams but I’m not sure, my files got scrambled 😦
Alison Easton wrote this for me when I asked her about her Lyme story. And as it reads like an open letter and is in the first person and the declarative style, I will let it stand thus. I have made some minor grammatical corrections for readability but what you see below is one woman’s … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Alison E.
With permission and edited for misspellings: A Life-Changing Year I am a 45-year-old wife, mother of three, and professional. I had always been the most optimistic, joyful, and healthy person as I journeyed through my very happy life. I had encountered some minor trials in my life, but nothing like what I encountered in October … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic -Annalisa W.