Living an “Upside Down” Life

It was one of those rare summer days. The sky was clear blue with a few clouds. There was low humidity, with a nice breeze. A perfect day to be outside! But I missed most of it. I didn't wake up till almost 2 p.m. due to a night of tossing and turning, then reading, … Continue reading Living an “Upside Down” Life

Welcome back…to the readers, not the disease

If you are a subscriber of my blog, thank you and welcome back! If you are new, thanks for stopping by! I hope all of you return. The purpose of my blog is primarily to give people hope as they live daily with a chronic illness or with chronic pain. I live with three chronic … Continue reading Welcome back…to the readers, not the disease

on Easter

Anne Ryan Dempsey guest blogs and beautifully shares in words and photos the rebirth and life that comes with Easter. Please check out her website at http://anneryandempsey.com/ to see more of her writings and photos. Enjoy!

My #InvisibleFight

“You’re looking pretty good today. How do you feel?” The response I often want to give is, “I feel like crap, but thanks for asking.” However I’ve come to realize that isn’t helpful to me or the person asking. It just shuts down communication, and I feel worse. I should be grateful that someone asked … Continue reading My #InvisibleFight

The Heat of Life Ripens Our Ministry

This is a devotional I wrote that was published on the Rest Ministries website (http://restministries.com). “They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and … Continue reading The Heat of Life Ripens Our Ministry

Gratefulness in the Midst of the Battle

Ecstatic! Amazed! Grateful! I feel all of these and more about my right hip replacement I had 3 months ago. I've been back to work full-time since early July, and am tolerating that very well. Each day I gain strength and flexibility in my hip and leg, and I marvel at the skill of the … Continue reading Gratefulness in the Midst of the Battle

The Bionic Woman

Sorry for the delay in this post, but I was making changes in the appearance of my blog. The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis pro Jaime Sommers … Continue reading The Bionic Woman

Lyme Takes Time

So sorry it's been so long since I've posted in my blog, but the last few weeks have been very challenging physically. Although I continue to have "herxing" with my Lyme disease about every 3-4 weeks that last 2-3 days, I also had hip pain that increased to the point that I was walking with … Continue reading Lyme Takes Time

Herxing — Another Weird Part of Lyme

I promised you in my last post that I'd keep you updated on my second journey of battling Lyme disease. In my last post, I said I had debilitating fatigue, muscle aches/weakness, nausea, and some anxiety for about 3 days. Those symptoms are the Lyme disease reacting to the antibiotics, the disease fighting back against … Continue reading Herxing — Another Weird Part of Lyme

Lyme Disease…the Battle Begins Again

"Wow, that just doesn't make sense," I said to the ENT doctor. He explained how I had some structural problems in my nose that are probably the cause of some severe sinus pain I've been experiencing for the past 6 months. It didn't make sense because I've never had sinus problems in my life, and … Continue reading Lyme Disease…the Battle Begins Again