I followed Bethany on Instagram because of her beautifully drawn, professional-looking comics that reminded me of my favorite graphic novels, only they were about Lyme disease! I love Bethany’s style, humor, and the painfully accurate way she reflects the patient experience. Continue reading “Spoonie Artist Guest Post: Bethany@lymelifecomics”
I first found Jennifer because we were in the same Facebook group and she posted an incredible painting called “The Scream” (below). It really sums up the experience of being a Lyme patient. Here is her story and some of her amazing awareness art. Continue reading “Spoonie Guest Artist: Jennifer Bialk Scott”
Hello Spoonies and “Happy” Awareness Month,
By now you’ve seen all sorts of series entitled “Shit (Random Group of People) Say.” Continue reading “Shit Lymies Don’t Say”
Welcome to the
eagerly awaited, ah, completely unexpected sequel to Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part One. I hope you will check out Part One too! (Don’t worry, this series does not go in any kind of real order, as I am way too foggy for that.) Since brain fog is the symptom that keeps on giving, there might be a part three and possibly also whatever number comes after three. Continue reading “Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part Two”
Lymies of the world, we still don’t have disease recognition, accurate testing, sufficient research dollars, Lyme awareness in every state and country, and full insurance coverage for treatment in every state. We should at least get … proper spelling. Continue reading “Lyme-not-Lyme’s Disease Awareness Month”
I usually think about what I’ve lost from being chronically ill, which is pretty much everything. But it turns out I have also acquired many odd new talents. Continue reading “Skills I’ve Gained as a Lymie”
If Santa Claus had brain fog, he might have problems with dates. Continue reading “If Santa Claus Had Brain Fog”
Hello! It’s not only Lyme Awareness Month but also Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, Food Allergy Awareness Month, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) Awareness Month, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) Awareness Month, and Asthma Awareness Month. Continue reading “Lyme Awareness Month: Lyme Myths”
“Inside every older person is a younger person, wondering what the hell happened.”
— Cora Harvey Armstrong Continue reading “Happy Birthday to Me”
1. You LOOK so healthy.
2. Have you tried (name of very basic, obvious remedy, like ibuprofen)?
3. Are you SURE you’re sick?
4. You mean you really can’t do that tiny, tiny, little motion? Just doing that little thing causes you pain? Aren’t you being dramatic? Continue reading “Things Not to Say to People With Chronic Illnesses”