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.

18th July 2014

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stynalane:

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

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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

thelymediary:

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

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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

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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)

Source: inspirefitness

14th July 2014

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rupindah:

disabilityhistory:

People With Crohn’s Disease Are Posting Bikini Selfies Inspired By The Fearless Model 

Image description: 5 color of photos of people baring skin and showing their colostomy bags. The top two are white women wearing bikinis, the middle two are shirtless men, one of whom is ripped, and the bottom photo is a white woman with a noticeable scar beside her bag.

I wish there were more body, gender, and racial diversity, but it’s great that folks with Crohn’s/folks who have colostomy bags are feeling empowered to wear what they want and not feel like they have to hide part of their body.

hey friends this is a very important post

i used to have one of these. it was life-saving and i had one for ten months. it may have helped my body heal but it destroyed my self-esteem and made me think very poorly of myself and very negatively of the world in general. i wish i had something like this around when i was going through it!!! 

Source: disabilityhistory

13th July 2014

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I want a day off from being a sick person. I want to go back to being like all the “normal” people around me, who take all those things for granted.
—   Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement, and Practical help for Those Suffering from Chronic Health Problems by Kimberly Rae (via brittieslifeasiknowit)

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12th July 2014

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the-big-phan-theory:

xace-oflight:

togetherwecanrecover:

sammneiland:


mybuttisaurus:


i-justreally-like-cats-okay:



Calming CAT!



oh my god it is calming


i think we could all use some calming cat right about now.


He’s back! Welcome back, calming cat. You are always welcome here.

Everyone should know of calming cat.

this is the thing that you have to tag because you’ll have to wait 8264589672 years to find it again

the-big-phan-theory:

xace-oflight:

togetherwecanrecover:

sammneiland:

mybuttisaurus:

i-justreally-like-cats-okay:

Calming CAT!

oh my god it is calming

i think we could all use some calming cat right about now.

He’s back! Welcome back, calming cat. You are always welcome here.

Everyone should know of calming cat.

this is the thing that you have to tag because you’ll have to wait 8264589672 years to find it again

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11th July 2014

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chicagobowls:

Deafblind Brazilian “watches” World Cup with the help of his friends - Video

THESE are real friends. Absolutely amazing.

Source: sizvideos

10th July 2014

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primadollly:

self diagnosis? so what, you’re just gonna research your symptoms? monitor your body for functioning abnormalities? piece together observations and compare them to diagnostic manuals and resources written by medical professionals? connect with diagnosed people willing to explain their experience and possible parallels? spend a significant amount of time on a single ‘case’ (your own), with the best possible understanding of your body? what a load of bs (/sarcasm)

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9th July 2014

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metamorphosisofmeg:

last year I was dying

last month I wasn’t sure if I could go on

last week I was contemplating giving up

this week I am trying to do better

this month I am fighting

this year I am living

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