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Is Your Check Engine Light On?

The check engine light came on in my Expedition recently. It was no surprise, it had just passed 200,000 miles. This car has been a work horse for many years. Hauling 5 kids around, never breaking down, I’ve been super thankful for it. But it, along with many things in my life has the look […] Read more…

-Lessons Learned- #56 Pain Management and Medical Cannabis

-Lessons Learned- #56 Pain Management and Medical Cannabis After being on lots of pain medications for many years. I stumbled upon the fact that you can actually see a physician specifically trained and focused on managing your pain. I was astounded that no one ever thought to tell me about a pain specialist. Getting a […] Read more…

~Signing Do Not Resuscitate Papers~

~Signing Do Not Resuscitate~ Alone in my room one day  I quietly printed and signed a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) document. I put it in a box that contained our families important documents. As I laid it on the birth certificates and  adoption decrees, I realized I had waited to long to write a series of goodbye  […] Read more…

Arguing The Losses

Arguing The Losses We have been here before. The tears. Quiet tension. Both of us trying to make sense of what to do next. Our weaknesses shining through, reminding us that the chaos is still with us. Even though we have given our best through these 2 1/2 years it isn’t enough. We aren’t arguing […] Read more…

This is a glimpse at life with chronic pain…

This is the task, it is pretty simple and quick now days. I want to get in my car and run a quick errand. I grab my purse, slip into my sandals, grab my sunglass and I’m off! This small task once consumed a gargantuan amount of time and effort. For over a  decade seemingly […] Read more…

Struggling for Normalcy …

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I sat last night at an end of the year banquet for Dereck and the R4 Robotics team. They have achieved so much in so many areas. They had a very moving slide show that encompassed the last  four years of the team. Even though Dereck is younger than many of the core team members. […] Read more…

Lyme and Children

About Lyme and Children Your Lyme Voice

September 15, 2014 (The following article was written for Lymedisease.org) The CDC says that Lyme disease is most common among boys aged 5-19. This age group is affected at three times the average rate of all other age groups. Around 25% of all reported cases are children. Children with Lyme disease have special issues. Since […] Read more…

Live like you are “ALIVE”

Live LIke You Are Alive All About Lyme Voice

July 18, 2014 Tim McGraw sings a song called Live like you were dying. It is a great song about loving more, exploring areas in your life that you had previously put on the back burner, and utilizing your last months of life. I have thought over that song many times in the last several […] Read more…

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