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Squirrelly Fun

having fun during illness

It is the little things in life that make me stop, smile and enjoy life. Today it was some squirrelly fun…

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Getting Over Babesia, Lyme Co-infection

Babesiosis = babesia, Lyme co-infection

Babesia is one of several nasty Lyme co-infections. For me, it was the most miserable of the Lyme co-infections. Since early childhood, there have been very few years that it has not bothered me. I am celebrating getting over the worse of it. Having “cool” parties because I can now feel cooler temperatures and desire the warmth of things like steaming tea.

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Asking Why Not, Instead of Why

healing... why not?

Chronic illness has kicked our bums, wiped us out, destroyed our lives, relationships and finances. It is easy to ask “WHY the heck did it happen” and more importantly “WHY did it happen to me.” Very logical and reasonable questions. What about the WHY NOT? Why can I NOT find my way through chronic illness? Why can I NOT see hope? Why can I NOT breakthrough these health barriers? Is this really NOT possible? I actually have the WHY NOT answer and have applied it with victories galore. You too can do this…

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Need A Moment Of Bliss

Do you ever need to call a time-out, making things still just for a moment to calm the stress? I needed to de-stress ME, so I picked the thought of blowing dandelions to create my moment of bliss. It totally turned around 2 very stress-filled weeks.

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Social Misfit Victory

Yep, I would consider myself a social misfit. So sick for so long and so isolated has created a “social misfit.” That’s okay, I am working my way out of it!!! I am finding victory and loving it.

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Fake It Till You Make It Attitude

Good attitudes do not cure all disease and fix all problems so don’t tell me to have a better attitude!! Oh stars, we struggle while we are ill. While we are chronically ill we sometimes have to just simply have to fake-it-til-we-make-it. Faking a good attitude puts us in a better position to make it.

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T.P. Funnies During Chronic Illness

Oh stars, how many toilet paper incidents can one ill person have?? How can we bare to be in public when we cannot even manage a trip to the bathroom??? Might as well laugh at myself through them…

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Drunk But Not

If you have been sick enough, long enough, chances are you have had a feeling of being drunk, even though you are not. I have heard of chronically ill people being pulled over, arrested, and then found out to be ill, not drunk. It is a miserable feeling and we have to deal with it when it happens.

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Our Weight Is A Big Deal To Us Too High Too Low

We are a society that cares about our weight. It is a big deal to us whether our weight is too high or too low. I have been on both ends of the spectrum and did not like either extreme. So how do we deal with it? How do we get past our own thoughts, the preducices of our current culture and the physical limitations that come with chronic illness and weight issues?

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“Good Days,” What a Joke

When was the last time you could declare a “good day?” Good days are a joke when we are chronically ill. I have gone several years without ONE “good day.” Are y’all having any “good days” through your illness?

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