research

Lyme Research Progresses

As a scientist with Lyme disease, the early years of my illness were distinguished by a frustrating lack of information in the published literature. I had to really dig to find relevant literature, and what literature there was seemed minimalistic, narrow, and or contradictory with either my own experience or other articles. The doctors most skilled at treating… Continue reading Lyme Research Progresses

symptoms, thoughts

Relapse #n

Or maybe I should call this YAR (yet another relapse). Who's counting, anyway? This one (maybe) was triggered by international travel and possibly stress. I'm about a week in, and as usual it's both new and the same. Started with night sweats (while still on the trip), transitioned to nausea (new) and dizziness and now… Continue reading Relapse #n

research, thoughts

Disability Accommodations?

I have spent the past two weeks exploring what it means to work with Lyme disease from a new perspective. I've blogged before about why I think it's valuable to view Lyme disease through the lense of disability. I've also blogged extensively about work and Lyme disease. However, I've never really put the two together.… Continue reading Disability Accommodations?

activism

Repost: Thanksgiving in the Lyme World

For those of you not on the CALDA (California Lyme Disease Association) mailing list, I wanted to share the message they just sent me. I joined their list because they are extremely well organized and I often keep an eye on their site because it's full of great information. It's inspiring to me to see… Continue reading Repost: Thanksgiving in the Lyme World

thoughts

Assistive Technology — don’t forget to use it!

It seems silly in retrospect, but one of the things that took me longest to integrate into my daily experience with Lyme disease was simple devices that would increase my mobility, strength, memory, and so on. Many of these things are inexpensive or even free, and all of them helped to reduce the impact of… Continue reading Assistive Technology — don’t forget to use it!

research, thoughts

New hope for Chronic Fatigue patients

When you live in the nether world of questioned diagnosis, you spend a lot of time wondering if perhaps those doctors who say the problem is in your head, your lifestyle, and your diet are right. In my case, I was lucky to have a variable enough illness that I was constantly reminded that I… Continue reading New hope for Chronic Fatigue patients