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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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Everything is Coming to a Grinding Halt by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Remember that song? I got a comment that made me pause. In fact, it brought me to a grinding halt. I was forced to remember what my values have always been. ... Read on »
Babesia Blues by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Photo by and of Lisa Lying in bed, wasting the day away is everyone’s dream, right? A day off, a nice little break, a vacation, sure. Day in, day out is ... Read on »
Feisty Sister Fund Project by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Having Lyme & MCS sucks. No matter what your situation, you are likely spending at least 80% of your available dollars on medicine and treatment. And. . there is never eno ... Read on »
Rubik’s Cube, Revisited by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I know one person who has lyme that is well. ONE. And I only know her virtually. She has saved my life on more than one occasion. And my marriage. She lived in hell, like ... Read on »
Compassion Fatigue vs. Unconditional Friendship by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This is a repost of an earlier entry.  Feeling abandoned by friends is a feeling that ebbs and flows.  I am NOT in this place right now in any way.  Nothing has changed ... Read on »
Life in a Centrifuge by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Yesterday was a big day in many ways. It was the last official class for the Middle School Creative Writing class and they are ready for their show on Sunday. That’s a rel ... Read on »
Forgiveness by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’ve had a whole lot of therapists in my time.  I’ve dumped a few, one has died, others I just stopped going to and they never called to check in on why I left.  But there ... Read on »
What’s The Big Deal About Lyme Disease, Anyway? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This is a repost from last year sometime.  Thought it might be a good one for Lyme Disease Awareness Month.  Please share the link on your facebook wall.  Anyone can get l ... Read on »
Things My Mother Tried To Teach Me by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Ten years ago on Mother’s Day, I leaned over to my mother and said, “Happy Mother’s Day, Mama.” She replied, “Shit. I don’t want to die on Mother’s Day.” As if that wou ... Read on »
Is There A Stimulus Package to Help My Deficit? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I’ve been continuously moved by this link since I saw it yesterday. It’s from ProHealth.com and it’s good. I seriously can’t stop thinking about it. It’s been like a sm ... Read on »
Push, Pull. Back, forth. Let Go. by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I love teaching. I used to be really good at it. Now, on my good days, my gifts still shine through. But I’m not able to teach like I used to. I know that my students ... Read on »
See This Film, Be Community by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease See this: You won’t regret it. Read on »
Fear Does Not Keep You Safe by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Nor does Ignorance. It’s May! Most people celebrate Mother’s Day, after May Day and close the month with Memorial Day. People with Lyme think about coloring t ... Read on »
Thanks For The Wheels, Mama! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease In 2001 when my mom was dying of cancer of the pancreas, my brother decided to buy a wheelchair for her instead of rent one. “Someone will need it someday,” he insisted. ... Read on »
And No, It isn’t Munchausen Syndrome by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I went to Physical therapy for a total of 64 sessions at one clinic and about 15 at another over the past year. My locked hip thawed, and my left hip developed an ... Read on »
30 Days of Blogging – not an Easy Feat! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease It’s May Day! Every year I try to go to the May Day Celebration at Powderhorn Park. It’s a wonderful display of community, but it is one of the least accessible e ... Read on »
What Does it Mean to show up for a screening of Under Our Skin? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Tonight, there was a showing of the Award winning Film at my local Movie night. The fabulous woman who runs “movie night” wanted to show this to honor my family and our s ... Read on »
When the day of Resurrection seems more like crucifixion. Or: Happy Easter! by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease It’s Easter. I’m treating for babesia , and it sucks. I missed the Bunny, the egg hunt, everything. The days of being the energizer bunny –forcing myself to take t ... Read on »
Our Partially Accessible World by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease When you have multiple chemical sensitivity, you get used to what is safe and what isn’t. At least semi-safe. You are always ready to run, mask in hand to get yourself ... Read on »
Truth or Denial? by Tilling Mama Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I lost a friendship awhile back that frankly, I wasn’t all that sad to see go. She was in such denial about her health issues, walking down the same rocky path that I had ... Read on »