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Fighting Lyme & Co-infections (13): A Letter to My Former Self
[Note: A group asked me to write an article especially for Lyme Disease Awareness month, but I have not seen it, so I am putting this out (first or not) on my own blog. It's slightly re-edited from ...
lisakaz 05/03/2015 28 15 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 12: In Feisty Full-On Lewis Black Mode
So I warn you from the outset. This won't be pretty. Nor is it meant to be pretty. There is nothing like being sick and tired of being sick and tired. Nothing. Don't tell a Lymie "you understand" ...
lisakaz 04/05/2015 4 1 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 11: Can I plot this out?
In the wake of my dietary lapse/autoimmune attack and Predisone fiasco, I have taken stock on my situation. I believe those who tell me my gut is in need of serious fixing. That is, I have heard ...
lisakaz 02/27/2015 2 - - -
Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 10: As the Stomach/Head Turns
Well, there is a soap opera feel to this, and chief contributor to this winds up being the disrespect patients with tick-borne illnesses receive. So thanks CDC/IDSA for the extra layer(s) of ...
lisakaz 02/08/2015 10 5 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections): 9 -- A New Hope?
I am still trying to figure out the best use of what resources I have to recover from mainly Lyme and Babesia (likely Babesia and Lyme in order of difficulty). The clock may just have been activated,
lisakaz 01/10/2015 13 4 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 8
Again, some weeks have passed since I wrote an entry. Some of the developments are good, some rather bad. This reminds me of an off-color joke I saw published in an undergraduate humor magazine ...
lisakaz 12/11/2014 12 2 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 7
It has been a while since I last wrote an entry. Several factors conspired at times to make this so. A broken space bar, fasting for a colonoscopy, general (or specific) malaise owing to failures in ...
lisakaz 11/01/2014 8 5 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 6: part 2
If you recall I began thusly: The convoluted course of treatment continues. With every potential step forward, a complication arises, including the difficulty in pinpointing causation. How many ...
lisakaz 08/29/2014 17 4 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 6
The convoluted course of treatment continues. With every potential step forward, a complication arises, including the difficulty in pinpointing causation. How many elements? What should be addressed ...
lisakaz 08/29/2014 8 4 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 5: A Plea
In the midst of my continued struggle to overcome what to me HAS to revolve around tick-borne illnesses, I fully realize that the lack of a straightforward path affects far more people than myself. ...
lisakaz 08/21/2014 15 5 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (& Co-infections) 4
Subtlety is the word. For many people with tick-born illnesses, this describes the outward appearance and the difficulty in detecting that something is wrong or "off." I cannot claim that. Instead, ...
lisakaz 08/02/2014 12 6 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (and Co-infections) 3
This entry revolves around the continuing saga of treating my tick-born illness(es) and trying to get to a place of wellness in many respects. I am continuing to see a Lyme Literate MD (LLMD) but ...
lisakaz 07/10/2014 13 8 1 -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (and Co-infections) 2
At least I can say that I am really fighting right now. Or, I think so. That is, after months/years of trying to find my way and not knowing if I'm getting it, I feel I am more significantly ...
lisakaz 06/07/2014 18 6 - -
The Progress of Fighting Lyme (and Co-infections)
Sometimes, it feels as exciting as watching paint dry, though sometimes accomplishing the smallest things, like sitting in a FIR sauna for 45 minutes, seems like running a triathlon. I cannot ...
lisakaz 05/19/2014 12 8 - -
Trying to Put "Why Can't I Get Better?" into Practice
Previously, I have written several discussions of Richard Horowitz's fine book on Lyme and Chronic Disease called "Why Can't I Get Better?" Putting these concepts into practice and actually ...
lisakaz 02/09/2014 3 4 - -
"Why Can't I Get Better?" Finishing and Trying to Apply the Book
This entry marks my third and final installment regarding the book, "Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease" by ...
lisakaz 12/16/2013 3 3 - -
"Why Can't I Get Better?" Solving Lyme and Chronic Disease Pt 2
This is my follow up entry as I work through Dr. Richard Horowitz's "Why Can't I Get Better?" book. It is written with Lyme Disease/Co-infection ...
lisakaz 11/29/2013 11 10 1 -
"Why can't I get better?" Untangling the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Illness -- the first 100 pgs
Since at least one person slammed me for my first diary post, I will post something of current importance to me. Dr. Richard Horowitz wrote a very long book on chronic illness, specifically Lyme ...
lisakaz 11/19/2013 32 19 - -
Why did Facebook "ban" me for 12 hours?
Yesterday, on a Facebook thread for this group or the Other 98 percent (or similar), I made a comment about Dick Cheney. I have made comments about him before that are liable to upset some. In fact, ...
lisakaz 11/19/2013 34 1 - -
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