So my life recently took a very strange turn… From being nomadic and fiercely-independent I’ve suddenly been faced with a severe autoimmune disorder and loss of muscle so extreme I need help climbing stairs. Before I get back into the swing of regular life I need to do some major healing, so this blog will be about that, as well as hopefully the fun and interesting things that happen along the way.
There’s birth, there’s death, and in between there’s maintenance. — Tom Robbins
I’ve never wanted to stay still. I’ve lived in Iowa, Florida, Oregon, Colorado and California. I’ve driven my car as far as it will go across country half a dozen times. I’ve free-wheeled with a tiny backpack across Europe, pausing to dance at festivals. I’ve taught English in Moscow. I’ve lived in Australia. I’ve bartended at a hotel in a tiny mining town in the Outback. I write novels. I make friends. I dance.
And now I’m so weak I can’t pick up the cat, unscrew a lid, or walk up stairs without help. Oh life, you are strange!
This blog will be for sharing the experience of being diagnosed with dermatomyositis (an autoimmune disorder that degenerates muscle tissue), recovery and following the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol diet, as well as memories, stories, fiction, or anything else I find to keep me interested and inspired during this strange interlude in my life.