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.
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.
Chronic illness is something of a Catch 22 and a dangerous one at that. You are expected to take care of yourself, to eat well, to behave according to your local societal norms – be that by stringing seashells through your labia or scrotal sack as in the case of some Pacific Island cultures or … More The Invisibly Ill
Well, here we go again. I really am sorry to bother you, but my family and I could really use a little help. It is the first of the month and I after paying my rent, setting aside my first doctor’s fee, and buying a week’s supply of my very limited selection of foods, I … More I’m sorry to intrude, but my family and I could use a little help.
So you love the holidays? Have you ever considered the rest of us? Got allergies, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities or Lyme? Then forget going out during the holiday season. Life is rough the rest of the year as well, but there is something about Christmas that really brings out the corporate and public need to fill … More Christmas stinks – literally and figuratively!