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life in the lyme light: because you can

ly2me:

don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. that you’re not strong enough, or smart enough, or healthy enough. through the course of my Lyme disease i have been in conditions where my doctor’s were perplexed as to how i continued to remain in school and pass my courses. and this…

good for you - I did the same thing, and can’t believe I was able to finish.  I had many psychiatric problems and was afraid to be around other people, but I was able to get over them, and many of the psychiatric issues have not returned (phew)!  I think I got two A’s as well.  School was super tough, to be around people in general.  Especially when they don’t know complex our disease is.  What can be said is, if you have enough will power, you can do anything.  My department also hesitates to give me some clinical assignments because of my illness but have no idea what my capabilities are.  I don’t let them decide what my functionality level is - so you’re totally right - we all feel the same about this journey!

Love is a great healer.

We are all gifts to each other on this journey. We are the pioneers forging the way to help others behind us. May all of us feel the love that is the very essence of life, as the search for help to feel alive and well continues. 

haywoodandhart:

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” 
— Chris McCandless

haywoodandhart:

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
 

— Chris McCandless

(Source: risenapes)

Sadness

The last few days have been extremely sad.    On Saturday, there were 3 deaths on the train tracks, and one of them, a man in Fremont, was someone I knew, and a close friend to many of my friends.  I’ve been in shock and have been extremely saddened by this news.

RIP Gary.

Soup: Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi

soupsoup:

18 November 2011

Linda P.B. Katehi,

I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently…

doctorswithoutborders:

Bihar State is one of the poorest and least developed areas of India. Agriculture is the main economic engine, but most people don’t own land and must work long hours for little money. Bihar State is an epicenter for kala azar - a parasitic disease that is nearly always fatal when left untreated.
Complicated kala azar cases are treated at the hospital, including patients suffering from severe anemia, HIV, and severe acute malnutrition, as well as pregnant women, infants, and the elderly.
Simple cases are treated on an outpatient basis. Patients receive four intravenous doses of the drug liposomal amphotericin B (LAmB). But there are many research projects searching for a better treatment.
Photo: India 2011 © Anna Surinyach/MSF
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This is interesting.  I’m actually on amphotericin B, but not the liposomal. 

doctorswithoutborders:

Bihar State is one of the poorest and least developed areas of India. Agriculture is the main economic engine, but most people don’t own land and must work long hours for little money. Bihar State is an epicenter for kala azar - a parasitic disease that is nearly always fatal when left untreated.

Complicated kala azar cases are treated at the hospital, including patients suffering from severe anemia, HIV, and severe acute malnutrition, as well as pregnant women, infants, and the elderly.

Simple cases are treated on an outpatient basis. Patients receive four intravenous doses of the drug liposomal amphotericin B (LAmB). But there are many research projects searching for a better treatment.

Photo: India 2011 © Anna Surinyach/MSF

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This is interesting.  I’m actually on amphotericin B, but not the liposomal. 

Communication

To assume what other people are thinking or feeling without asking them is to invite misunderstanding. Just as disastrous is to assume other people know what we want or need without our telling them. Many potentially good friendships and marriages perish because of our false assumptions and our lack of honest communication.

Do we assume others can’t live without us or wouldn’t know what to think …or feel unless we told them? Do we take for granted that “silence means assent?”

Do we assume others don’t have time for us, or don’t care about us, if they don’t call or go out of their way to talk to us? Do we think others can read our minds without our ever opening our mouths? Since we can only assume the same limited or distorted thoughts of others that we have of ourselves, we each need to take the initiative to ask probing questions and give honest responses in our relationships.

TODAY I will not make the mistake of projecting my feelings onto others. I will initiate honest and open communication.