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Jun 16, 2018

Work is work

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Like many artists, I have a day job to pay life's bills. I wish I could sing for my living, but that's just too hard to do full time with two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband (ok, not in that order)... but this week really wiped me out. My lyme started to flare last weekend and by Sunday morning I was having difficult getting out of bed, getting down the stairs, concentrating. I have a lot of neuro lyme and this time I was super dizzy with vertigo spells and this crazy sensation of dripping in my brain. The last thing I felt like doing was traveling on a business trip, but I did it. All the way to Los Angeles and back. I was so exhausted that I went to bed at 4pm on Monday and got up at 6am on Tuesday. The doxy helped me for the first few days but by Thursday I was herxing and having trouble walking. My knee joints were unstable and the pain in my back just awful... I was just thanking my stars that I didn't have to perform this week. So, while I'm happy for the diversion of work, sometimes I really wish I didn't hafta...

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