Saturday, July 28, 2012


My 5 year old's view of Lyme:

Me: I'm sorry I couldn't play with you today because I needed to rest.  Silly Lyme disease!

Her: Yeah.  I think the Lyme disease in your belly is running away from the bad medicines.

Me: Yeah, I think so.  That's what the bad medicine does to your Lyme disease.

Her: How many Lyme disease is in your belly do you think?

Me: Well, I don't know....but I know that there isn't much left in you!  I think when you see the doctor next they will say you are almost better!

Her: I think there is like, maybe, ONE Lyme disease.......but maybe there are 8...because you never know with Lyme disease.

So true, little girl.

Monday, July 23, 2012


-So I made it through....2 1/2 days of driving each way.

-I hiked through tick-infested brush without incident.

-I hiked...2-4 miles at a time!

-I had tons of fun with extended family and watching my girls interact with them.

So - how did my body fare?

-The drive surprised us (my husband and me) - in one way - I survived and didn't have any episodes like the last time I went on a long road-trip (2 1/2 years ago).  In another way, though, my body ached and ached from sitting for that long.  More than a normal, healthy person's body would.  And by the time I hit the bed, my joint pain had returned.  It's been a while since I've had joint pain like that.  Ugh.

-Each night, our ruckus clan of about 32 of us got together in a small little timeshare for dinners.  Normally group settings like that would have sent me reeling with light-headedness and fatigue.    This time?  I felt great.  I was tired in a normal mommy-of-three way, but after a night's rest, I was up ready to go on that day's adventure.

Overall, I'd say we had some setbacks, but we were pleased with how I did with the big road-trip. :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

on my feet

Well, after the hub-bub of last week and the week before, I'm finally starting to feel a bit more back to normal.  I've been able to do housework and run errands without much fallout from my physical stamina.

But just as I'm regaining my feet, I'm treading on shaky ground because for the first time in a long time (since getting ill), we are taking a family vacation -- road trip to be exact.  I am VERY excited, but at the same time just wondering what my body will do.  When we travel to different states as a family, I usually opt for flying while my husband and kids drive.  My last road trip was super scary because I had recently been diagnosed with Lyme and I started having seizures...while we were driving across 3 states.  It was scary.

I'm certain this trip will be nothing like that, but still, we are being cautious.  The next few days will be filled with packing and planning for a trip with 3 kiddos under age 5.  Fun times :)  I started making a packing list a few weeks ago and I think it's complete.  Now to execute it!

Let's pray my body can handle the driving!!