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.
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.
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.) I got bit by a tick when I was 15 years old. I did not have a rash and the doctors at the time did not believe one can have Lyme if they did not have a rash, end of story. They were WRONG! Since I was 15, I had reoccurring … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jillian C.
Jesse speaks::: As far back as my teenage years (early 1980’s) I remember feeling “sickly” & having mental confusion. In my early 20’s these things got worse & I wondered if I was going crazy. Landed a career as a jeweler in a jewelry store setting stones, soldering gold- jewelry repair. I would have outbursts of anger … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jesse H.
(In her own words and with all relevant permissions) My name is Maggie R. I currently live in Maryland. I am 28 years old and was first diagnosed at 16. I currently live with mild chronic Lyme disease. I was 16 years old and it was the summer between my junior and senior year of … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Maggie R.
(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