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Tilling Mama

Minneapolis, Minnesota
I am a mom dealing with the ravaging effects of Lyme Disease on my entire family. I am more like Super Woman than Lois Lane, more like Raven than Blossom.  It's who I need to be in this fight.  
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The Morning After by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I used the bio-mat last night. Dreamy. Slept well. But here’s the kicker. My little guy heard me laughing in the kitchen. The teenager was IN THE SAME ROOM with me. ... Read on »
New Adventure: Bio Mat by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease We ordered a bio-mat. Yes, we wanted an IMRS mat, but the cost difference is too great at this point in our journey, so we got the bio mat instead. We ordered ours through ... Read on »
Good Press, Bad Press? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I appreciate the frequency with which the NY Times has been covering Lyme Disease, but I wish that would do some more fact checking. I love the tone of this blog post ... Read on »
I’m Not That Mom by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I have anxiety. I am a worrier. It isn’t coded into my genetics. It’s caused by infection, damage by infection, patterns, methylation, you name it. I wasn’t an anxious chi ... Read on »
Methylation Study by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’ve been studying methylation. The work of Amy Yasko is amazing, and really resonates me with me. I had a nutreval done for both the boys and I got very discouraged by t ... Read on »
All that I could be blogging about. . . a year end review by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Life is full.  Very full. I could be blogging about tonsils, possible surgery, the search for alternatives. I could be blogging about treating with photons, ... Read on »
Super Freak. Super Freak. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’ve made a decision to be that mom.  You know.  The one with the hand sanitizer in her mag-lite holder on her belt.  The mom who opens the automatic doors with her elbow, ... Read on »
10 Ways to Help an Overwhelmed, Exhausted Mom by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I was inspired by this blog post at Nice Girl Notes . I’ve got my own version. TEN WAYS TO HELP AN OVERWHELMED, TOTALLY EXHAUSTED MOM, even though her situa ... Read on »
How Would I Help A Friend? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease For a brief period of time, after I did a radio show with my dear friend, Ellen, I started blogging about how to support chronically ill people.  Ellen and I both dreamed ... Read on »
It’s been a long time, been a long time. . . by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I haven’t blogged for awhile. Well, it’s been more than awhile. Life has been full. Full of joy, full of sorrow, full of tasks and musings. Mostly, I don’t want to tal ... Read on »
Welcome To Lyme Disease – Where’s THAT Manual by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I was so impressed by my dear friend’s organizational system, when I accompanied her to her final chemotherapy session. She had a notebook, her calendar, her water bott ... Read on »
It’s Spring. I missed the mark. And there is still light. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease So, I’m back online. But I’m trying to moderate myself. It’s hard not to have a computer/internet addiction when you don’t do much in the outside world. I haven’t be ... Read on »
Grief by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Having Sensory Neuropathy is a wonky experience. Really wonky. Sensations to your nerves and brain are wonked out. Bad. So, last night, when I fell on the ice, it hurt. ... Read on »
The Great Lenten Internet Break by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I did it. I gave up the internet for Lent. And it is hard. I’m writing/reading/blogging more. And on Mondays I get to jump on the internet and do some essential business, ... Read on »
40 days and 40 nights. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease My life is so chaotic. I’ve been working on the practice of “one-mindfully” for several months. Trying to slow down my brain and my body and actually see my heart. ... Read on »
Blog This SH*#$ by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Thanks to a dear friend and fellow blogger, I’ve got my fingers on the keys, again. Not that the nudge will get me back to blogging regularly, but today, I will. ... Read on »
What the hell is PANDAS and how do I get my kid tested/treated? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease The search for PANDAS information is harder than the search for Congenital Lyme data. It isn’t a cute little bear, I can tell you that. It’s more than that. The folks ... Read on »
FEVER. BITCH. SHAKE. CRY. FEVER. PAIN. REPEAT. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease In three years of treating my multiple infectious diseases, I haven’t spend much time with treatments to target babesiosis. Maybe because it’s an elusive illness — one th ... Read on »
Persistent vs. Chronic by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I don’t like the word, “chronic” applied to my daily struggle. It sucks the hope right out of me. I don’t want to be chronically ill. Years ago, when I was around a w ... Read on »