I saved this page for last in the creation of this website. I kept opening it, thinking about it, and I wasn’t quite sure what to say. Sure, I have the typical Lyme disease story saying how I was infected, how long I went without being diagnosed, what my symptoms were, what worked, what didn’t, and how I got better. You can read my story and current updates, if you want those types of details.My Story/Current Progress
It has become increasingly clear to me in asking for success stories that Lyme patients don’t want to relive all of the gory details of their experience. I, for one, don’t feel it serves a purpose outside of advocacy. We often repeat the same things, the same unbelievable story that mimics so many others. We’ve all heard it before.
Instead, I felt it is more important to express what I have learned in the process, and how I have grown and changed since encountering Lyme disease. Much to my surprise, the creation of this website has been the catalyst for the most growth for me. Much of my story, my journey, is contained in the pages throughout this site.
Still, surprisingly, it has been the time AFTER treatment that has taught me the most. Not only about the disease, but about myself, and about people in general. I have just begun the journey of learning how to take care of myself and what exactly that means.
I’ve gone back and forth on the idea to have a continuing dialogue available here. I finally settled into it and decided to call it “Random Ramblings”, since it is often in my stream of consciousness that true insight and knowledge come forth.
I don’t want to put any schedule or time frame on the happenings of this. It may be once a month. It may be once a year. When it happens, it happens. Check back often, and I will include links to future Ramblings. If you would like to be notified of any new additions, please just send me a message with Random Ramblings in the subject line, and I will add you to the email list.
Without further adieu…
Welcome to Random Ramblings!
In honor of quite possibly the most courageous, kind, and unconditionally loving friend and fellow Lyme sufferer I have ever met, I would like to begin this with a dialogue between he and I that took place recently. I inquired how he was doing, as we had just reconnected after my 10 month sebbatical into the making of this site.
Life is the best story…
And it’s yours!