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My Book Club Project

One of my favourite ways to pass the time is undoubtedly with a good book. While I enjoy scrolling through social media as much as the next person, I’m most relaxed when I’m a few chapters deep into a great…

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Treat Yourself Tuesday

Today was my first day back at work after a five day vacation and all I could think about was coming back home and relaxing. I don’t know if it’s the darker weather, the closeness to Christmas, or just my…

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A Day in the Life of Treatment

Brew some coffee and settle in – this ended up being a super long post. When I first started to explore the idea that my illness might by Lyme related the first thing I did was look up the treatment…

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But You Don’t Look Sick

Anyone with an invisible illness has heard this at least a dozen times. I used to get offended; automatically assuming the person was doubting the severity of my condition. Also, how bad must I have looked before that having debilitating…

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When Nothing Goes Your Way

Have you ever had one of those days when everything just seems to crumble? I don’t mean the days when something significantly bad happens.. I’m more referring to the days when you just can’t get out of your own way.…

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Out of Spoons

Have you ever had one of those days when you don’t really have that much going on, but for whatever reason, by 6:00pm you feel like you’ve run a marathon? Well unfortunately that’s what most days are like with Lyme…

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Peaks and Valleys

Recovery is an interesting thing. For two years I spent my life searching for a diagnosis. Every few weeks I would pack up my medical journal and head to a new specialist’s office, hoping and praying for answers. Along the…

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The Season to Sparkle

There’s a lot about winter to dread when you have a chronic illness. The bone chilling cold and the icy sidewalks are just the beginning. It’s been hard to complain on the east coast of Canada this year though as…

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Sunday Plans

Sundays are my favourite day of the week. All I have planned for today is curling up on the couch with a hot cider, reading, and watching football. I’m also thinking about dipping into my stash of Lush Christmas goodies.…

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Small Steps Forward

Tonight I did something I haven’t been able to do since being sick. My parents are the owners of a small local candy store that I spent my teenage years working in. I’ve since moved on to a new career…

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