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2015 – More Lyme & Co Treatment Ahead

At the beginning of last year 2014, I had just been diagnosed with Lyme disease and had started herbal supplements to treat it.  I thought for sure that by 2015, I could tell you all that I AM BACK. While I have been taking antimicrobials for an entire year, I’m not done yet.  I spent most of 2014 jumping from doctor to doctor, being diagnosed with many infections and problems, and gathering opinions on what...

One Year of Lyme Treatment – From the Trenches

In the great words of Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery, who also struggles with chronic Lyme & Co: Lyme is sometimes called the “But you look so good” disease. Because when we have good days- we are so delighted to be vertical that we run about and beam. The reason you don’t see us looking bad is that on our bad days, we don’t get out of bed. We cry. We scream because our legs hurt so badly. We dream of...

How I Grew Over An Inch In My Mid-Thirties

I never knew much about chiropractic care. My dad made it sound quacky – “if you go once, you’ll have to keep going back forever in order to stay well.” In high school, my best friend would have me walk on her back until it would crack and pop, which made me feel like I might kill her.  I had no desire for a back-cracking. Therefore, I ignored chiropractic completely, until I got desperate. I was 35 years old and...

ALS Bucket Challenge – Why I’m Donating to Lyme Research

My husband got called to do the ice bucket challenge yesterday.  Within an hour, he found a live tick crawling on his skin.  This completely horrified us, as I have been overwhelmed this last year trying to fight chronic Lyme disease and to get my life back.  I’ve been avoiding jumping into this ALS “conversation”, but I’m taking that tick as a sign to step up to this challenge, and to add a twist of Lyme to the...

My OTC-free Medicine Cabinet

Hello, I’m Jill, mother of two toddlers, and I don’t have any Children’s Tylenol in my house during cold & flu season this year.   What the what?  Sounds crazy, but I cleaned out our medicine cabinet, and threw away all the remaining OTC medicines because they were expired.  Bye-bye Tylenol, Motrin, Benedryl, and TUMS.   Even I am shocked at how much my approach to children’s healthcare has...

Genetic Defects – GET TESTED MTHFR

I’m old enough to be of the generation that witnessed the debate over whether genetic research was “good” or “bad.”  Are genetictists going too far, try to play God? they wondered. I may have been too young at the time to really answer the above question.  Now that I’m reaping the benefits of said genetic research, I have become quite the fan.  You see, I am fortunate enough to...

Why I’m Rethinking Healthcare

I’m starting a new blog for those of you interested in learning more about alternative health care and/or my experience with Lyme disease.  Welcome!  Sign up with your email if you want to stay connected.  It is actually really hard for me to share this much personal detail, but I feel compelled to share my story in hopes that it helps someone else.  I would not be where I am today if it...
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