If you don't get sick very often, you probably don't realize just how important it is to have a good doctor. In my case, I know exactly how important that is because I am living with chronic health problems and whoever is treating me pretty much has my quality of life in their hands. Specialists… Continue reading Doctor Searching is Never Simple
When I think about the end of my life, whenever that may come, what I would want to leave behind is a life well lived. I would want my family to have the comfort in knowing that I entered the gates of Heaven hearing, "Well done, my good and faithful servant". I would want the… Continue reading In Honor of the Greatest Teacher I’ve Ever Known
Living with a chronic illness is hard. Like life-altering, crash-course-in-perseverance, dig-deep-to-find-the-will-to-live kind of hard sometimes. Caring for someone with a chronic illness is also hard. I've had my fair share of encounters with people who make me feel really alone and misunderstood but I am incredibly blessed to have a family that has proven to… Continue reading My Support People are Awesome
It seems these days that peace is hard to come by. As defined, peace is the absence of disturbance and, when you look around the world today, there aren't a lot of examples of that. We can all see lack of peace in things like wars and natural disasters, but in our personal lives we… Continue reading Peace
Earlier today I had my first appointment with the doctor that will hopefully be able to lead me down the road to remission! When mom and I got to the building, I was already much more encouraged than I had been walking in to see the previous Lyme doctor who diagnosed me. In the front… Continue reading Fighting Lyme: Step 1
"We would know if you had Lyme disease." "Well do you have a skin rash?" "Chronic Lyme is something doctors say to take advantage of their patients." "If you had Lyme, you would have the antibodies and would be able to tell from your white count." These are all comments I've been met with when… Continue reading A Diagnosis!!!
Recently I was thinking about where I am in life and I realized that by worldly standards, I am a complete failure. I am 24 years old and I didn't get my degree, I haven't been married, I can't hold a job, and all of the goals I set for myself at high school graduation… Continue reading I’m a Failure, and That’s Ok