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Mt. Pisgah


This is Mt. Pisgah located roughly 1.5 miles from our house. Last week I decided to ride my bike out there and walk up. It wasn’t easy and a far cry from what I used to do for work outs, which is a humbling experience, but I was able to do it. […]

I Am Healed

I have been on a journey of healing for many, many years. That journey started around 2003 and despite seeing many doctors, naturopaths, herbalists, and other health practitioners, and trying just about any treatment out there I could find, I kept getting worse. Each practitioner had another diagnosis to add to the previous ones. Eventually […]

September 2013: Days 2 through 5 at Sophia Health

Despite having more time this trip, I did not get to finish writing about all my appointments. Unfortunately now most of what happened is sort of a blur. I did try to record the appointments, but I am not sure everything was recorded. I haven’t even checked the recordings yet. Things have been really busy […]

September 2013: Day 1 at Sophia Health

I flew to Seattle yesterday and as usual it was a long day of traveling. I got up at 5 AM my time, which of course is 3 AM Washington time, and it was midnight my time when I finally got to bed. Then I woke up at 3 AM today so I am worn […]

Why I See Doctors in Seattle (and why I don’t take antibiotics for chronic Lyme)

When people find out that I have chronic Lyme disease, and that I travel to Seattle to see doctors, I usually get very similar reactions. I have probably mentioned some of them on this blog before. Here are some of the typical responses I get and my thoughts/comments:

“My __________ had Lymes. He/she took antibiotics […]

Low Testosterone and Elevated Cortisol

A few days ago I posted about dealing with anxiety, negativity, and thoughts and fear of failure. All those can be due to Lyme disease and/or co-infections like Babesia, Bartonella, and others. However, I believe my symptoms may have been from a lack of testosterone and too much hydrocortisone.

So after the cavitation surgery I […]

The Invisible Side of Lyme Disease and Co-Infections

Last week I had a follow up appointment with Dr. Nina Foley, the dentist who did my latest cavitation surgery. I wrote about this surgery and the recovery here and here. Some of the sutures had already dissolved when I went to see her and one of her assistants took out the remaining sutures. My […]

Things Doctors Have Said To Me

Over the years, as I was searching for answers to my ever increasing health issues, doctors have said some crazy and hurtful things to me. Below are just a few things I have dealt with. I thank God for giving me the wisdom NOT to buy into these lies and speculations, and to keep searching […]

Chronic Lyme and Weight Gain

First I want to point out that there is a difference between early stage Lyme and late stage Lyme, also referred to as chronic Lyme. Every so often when people find out I have chronic Lyme they say, “I had Lyme….got bitten by a tick, took a 10-day course of antibiotics and I am […]

Day 1 with Dr. Dahlgren

Today was my first appointment with Dr. Dahlgren at the Comprehensive Medical Center in Kirkland, WA. When I got there I had to give urine and saliva for some test to check for nutritional deficiencies and other issues. After a short wait I got to see Dr. D and Dr. A for ART as far […]