When you receive a "chronic" illness diagnosis of any sort, a cloud of discouragement can so easily hover over you. An illness that has no end in sight? This can be daunting. When I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease seven years ago, I was completely overwhelmed by what was happening to my mind and body. It was at times, difficult to put … Continue reading 10 Perspectives On Overcoming Chronic Lyme Disease
I found these pictures from this past summer and had to laugh. How hard it was to get the timing right. My husband and sons could not get themselves in sync. But it was a fun effort nonetheless. 🙂 It's a start of a new week. Monday. I'm already thinking of the roadblocks, hurdles, and massive puddles … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go!
Sometimes, the one thing we need to hear is, "You'll get through this." When my world was upside down and my health spiraled down into the depths, I remember when my husband would say to me, "You'll get through this." "How?" I would ask, overwhelmed with questions. "I don't know," he would reply. "But I know God … Continue reading When You Wonder if You’ll Get Through
Two years ago, I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and a relapse of Lyme Disease, and my autonomic nervous system fell apart. I suffered from immense anxiety and panic attacks for a year straight. I never imagined this could happen to me, EVER. To clarify, everyone experiences some worry and fear in certain situations. But anxiety disorders cause … Continue reading Anchors for Anxiety
My daughter and I braved the store today to get some eggs. I say "brave" because it's really an act of courage to go into that store known for its bulls-eye (you know the one), with a 4-year old skipping by your hip. Yes, you know the one, that magical place that sells eggs ... and everything your kid … Continue reading Making Happy Happen
Invisible Illness Awareness Week has just ended. I'm a little late in writing this, but this is a post especially for those living with chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, and other related conditions. I just want to say again, in what can seem so very dismal, that there is hope. Some say … Continue reading 8 Natural Ways to Feel Better
Sometimes it's a very good thing to spend a day cleaning your garage. In one of our dusty banker boxes up on the top storage shelf, my husband rediscovered this little gem of a book called Breathing Patterns Disorders from several years ago. "Remember this? Do you still need this book?" As I've shared, it has been a rough … Continue reading Hyperventilation Syndrome and Chronic Illness