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Walking in a Real Winter Wonderland

It’s spring (!) some people said. They pointed to warmer temperatures and some flowers blooming in January. The CG (read: Caregiver) and I both said, hang on, it’s not yet February and you’re ready to declare Spring? I know we are headed that way…

RIP Poppa (& Happy New Year)

On the 10th of January 2019, a month after he turned 97, James McCorkle – my maternal grandfather – passed away in his sleep. Born in Glasgow in December 1921, he was a pilot who flew in the Royal Air Force before, during and…

Happy Holidays!

I haven’t been working here as constantly as I should be… because I broke my back training my puppy. But happy holidays to everyone. Only a few more days until January brings us around into a new cycle, new possibilities, the New Year. Merry…

Life… Or Something Like It

It’s been longer than I had planned on updating, my apologies, but right now we are integrateing our puppy more into our lives. The thing is, she’s still a puppy. We are still working on getting her obedience solid and with family she’s great!…

Avril Lavigne – Head Above Water (Official Video)

Head Above Water Please… watch this video. Avril Lavigne had to take a 5 year break from performing because she fights BorreliaEtc. It’s powerful, it speaks directly to what so many of us go through… it’s hauntingly beautiful. I still can’t stop the tears…

Adding a New Diagnosis

Over the past two decades I’ve collected an impressive list of diagnoses along with the tick-borne ones – I’ll give you a taste from my first diagnosis and then in no particular order: heartburn (that was the first guess when I couldn’t stop throwing…

Recycling for BorreliaEtc

Anyone who faces chronic illness knows how medical containers pile up. Supplement bottles, vitamin bottles, protein powders, electrolyte additives, tincture bottles, glass bottles, plastic bottles, etc, etc… and I do mean pile. (Remember those boxes Jordan Fisher Smith empties in Under Our Skin?) Well,…

Annual Picnic

It’s incredible how quickly a year can pass. It seems like just yesterday we were preparing for the 15th Annual Potluck in 2017… but here we are 11 months later… Harts Of Lyme is happy to be sponsoring WA’s 16th Annual Potluck Picnic for…

The Journey Begins

Hi! Welcome to BorreliaEtc, a site about a family’s journey through tick-borne infections while living in Washington State. Thanks for joining us! You’ll mostly hear from me, Anna Willo Hart, the “BorreliaEtc” patient of this house. I will turn 38 at the end of…