We're two cousins trying to raise awareness for Lyme Disease in the hopes that it will be prevented, more efficiently diagnosed, and treated. One of us has Lyme Disease (B) and the other does not but is determined to get the word out (C). Help us spread the word about Lyme Disease.

16th September 2014

Post reblogged from Communicating Chronic Pain with 354 notes

What I feel like saying to my doctors regarding this chronic illness …




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15th September 2014

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The professional motto of doctors everywhere…


They’re all like…


To which I’m like…

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14th September 2014

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Short Term 12 (2013)


Short Term 12 (2013)

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13th September 2014

Chat reblogged from Communicating Chronic Pain with 124 notes

  • Nurse: Why are you always on your computer? Doesn't it hurt your head?
  • Me: Yes, but it's because I can distract myself from the pain and I can talk to people about it and they'll understand or at least try to. I can tolerate it hurting my head if it means I'm not focusing on my hips; my fingers; my toes; my stomach; my thoughts. It's better to have a minor headache than be so much more intensely aware of every inch of my body.

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12th September 2014

Post reblogged from Got Spoons? with 185 notes

What I think I should say every time I have brain fog and trying to hold a conversation..



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11th September 2014

Post reblogged from Communicating Chronic Pain with 13 notes

Weekend spoonie ritual: refill my pill case.

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18th July 2014

Post reblogged from Everything was Beautiful & Nothing Hurt with 57 notes


You’re brave.
You’re strong.
You’re beautiful.
You’re amazing.

And it’s okay to remind yourself of this.

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17th July 2014

Quote reblogged from Got Spoons? with 10,670 notes

You’re not unreliable - your health is.

shout out to all my chronically ill people who get shit for being late, for cancelling, because their health prevents them, and feel like jerks because of it. It’s not your fault. (via runningonspoons)


(via spooniestrong)

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16th July 2014

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Cosmopolitan Magazine: When Not Feeling Like Yourself Can Be Life-Threatening


Leah Ankers’s doctors didn’t believe her when she was feeling off, but she ended up suffering seizures and a coma.


The Symptoms
Seven years ago, Leah Ankers, a dog groomer living in Texas, noticed a rash on her leg in the shape of a perfect circle. She didn’t think much of it.

"I’d had ringworm before from grooming," she said recently, "so I figured that’s all it was."

So did her doctor. She was prescribed a topical medication, but strangely the rash still wasn’t gone after a month. Yet it wasn’t itchy, so Ankers, then age 19, assumed the medication was working.

Around that same time, she “started to become a different person.” Suddenly she became moody and irrational. Her head hurt. Her joints swelled. She grew so exhausted that walking from her car to her apartment put her out of breath.

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15th July 2014

Quote reblogged from Got Spoons? with 2,579 notes

Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside — remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.
— Charles Bukowski (via blessingoverflow)

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