Unusual and Tragic and Alive

Unusual and Tragic and Alive

Lately I’ve been reflecting on the ups and downs of having a chronic illness — in my case, two illnesses, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome) and Lyme disease. Mostly I’ve been thinking about how the upswings in my health always follow a downswing,...
What My Last Relapse Taught Me

What My Last Relapse Taught Me

Living with a chronic illness often resembles a roller coaster ride. Climbing to the highest point of health and wellness takes a tremendous amount of effort and just as you take a deep breath to enjoy the view you crash quickly to the bottom again. My health was the...