Welcome to Quarantine University. Many of you are just now learning what it feels like to be stuck at home with nothing to do, but so many more of us have years (some decades) of experience.
When I first got sick, I started this blog. It helped me stay focused, and out of my head. I spent a ton of time researching my illness(s), and learning about how others managed. I also learned more than I ever wanted to, about so much more. I haven’t been actively blogging lately, but I saw a meme today that was interesting, and the first thing I did, was look up the subject. That in turn, sparked an idea. With so much going on right now, and so little news that is reliable, I thought I would help by sharing some information that will help you crawl out of the quagmire of misinformation.
Remember, I am not a doctor, nor am I giving you advice. What I am doing is going out and finding this info. for you, so you don’t have to weed through Google. (Which I know you probably won’t do.) Here is a list of some of the subjects I will cover in the coming days/weeks: (In no particular order.)
- Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Bacteria vs Virus (What’s the difference?)
- Transmission of Diseases
- Medical Terminology
- Nature doesn’t make mistakes.
- Conspiracy Theories
I hope you will find the posts helpful, whether you are afraid this virus, or not.
Disclaimer: These posts will contain facts, as well as sarcasm, because I’m sick of this Coronapocalypse.
When I’m tired, I just can’t get the words onto the “screen”…I almost typed “paper”….wow.
In my 55 years, many things have changed. Some, for the better, others, not so much. Life used to be simple. At least while I was growing up it was. I’m sure I speak for many of my generation when I say that we felt safe. More often than not, we brought the danger onto ourselves, while climbing trees, riding our bikes down hills at breakneck speed, and diving off cliffs into ponds with uncertain depths. Although we did these things, most of us came home unscathed. A skinned elbow here, a broken leg there, and life went on. There were no seat belts, elbow pads, or helmets. We had no need for “safe places”. Our safe place was home. Time flies huh? Continue reading “Prelude to an Essay”
It’s ok to be you. It’s ok to be different, and feel differently. There is no “normal”. The more we try to fight our own nature to fit in, or to conform to someone else’s idea of how/who we should be, the more damaged we become.
Today, I saw this posted on a friend’s timeline on Facebook:
I was told today that I can only know myself through someone else, I guess I’ll never know who the F$#?k I am.
Continue reading “Who are you?”
This is something everyone should read.
“There are rumors that Dr. Eugene Shapiro has been selected to participate as a member of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group. Shapiro has spent a career discrediting the sick and disabled along with the courageous clinicians attempting to help these patients as he coauthored the deplorable Lancet article referenced below. There is no place for Shapiro on the TBDWG as he is a disgrace to the medical profession.” Continue reading “Tuttle’s Letter to the TBDWG — Madison Area Lyme Support Group (Blog Post Share)”
the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change.
For many, the words “activism”, or “activist” conjure up memories of the 1960’s, with peace marches, love-ins, and racial equality at the forefront of most protests. As many know, however, we have a much richer history than the activism of the 1960’s. Our country, and in fact many throughout the world, were built on the results of activism. The selfless acts of protest, picketing, and standing up for each other, has always been the way to get things done, despite the injury, loss of life, or jail time one might face.
Continue reading “Activism: Fighting for Lyme Disease Awareness.”
Pretty much everyone with an internet connection uses social media. Day in and day out, we are inundated with memes. Some thoughtful, inspirational, or just plain hilarious, and others thought provoking, or informational.
Continue reading “When Sharing, is NOT Caring. PSA”
For thousands of years, humans and animals alike have been using plants to help them heal. We still do. That is why we have Lavender baby bath, Chamomile Tea, Aloe in our lotions, and health food stores.
Believe it or not, we have also been using marijuana, hemp, and it’s derivatives in the US, up until about 70 yrs ago, with no issues whatsoever. Doctors were prescribing it for hundreds of years.
Continue reading “Marijuana, Hemp & CBD.”