Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic -Annalisa W.

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.

The Invisibly Ill

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

I’m sorry to intrude, but my family and I could use a little help.

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.