About Me and Lilac and Lyme Blog

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Welcome to Lilac and Lyme Blog’s About Me Page! I am so very glad that you have dropped by! 

A little bit about me and my mission in writing Lilac and Lyme blog to raise awareness about Lyme disease and the struggles with chronic illness.

Hello! My name is Valerie and I am the voice behind Lilac and Lyme blog. I am a devoted wife, Mom, blogger, artist and Chronic Illness survivor. In March of 2016 I was diagnosed with Chronic Late Stage Lyme disease after being sick for nineteen long years. Prior to that I was formally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia along with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I strive to see the silver lining in each and every day. I love quiet places, warm sunny days, sea breezes, family, friends, a colorful ball of yarn, my crochet needles, paints, brushes, hot tea and good books. 

I first began blogging back in 2006 to share my Pembroke Welsh Corgi art with the world. I am the artist and owner of Shaggycreations Studio. You can visit with me at  http://www.facebook.com/Shaggycreations to view my corgi art.

The Sea Star Pembroke Welsh Corgi Painting by Valerie Brock of Shaggycreations Studio Corgi on the beach with a starfish

The Sea Star

Lilac and Lyme blog and how it came to be.

Over time, my blog has evolved into a journal of sorts. I blog frequently about my struggles with late stage Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The name of  my blog Lilac and Lyme came to be because purple is the color for Fibromyalgia awareness and Lyme Disease is my primary struggle. Living with chronic illness can be very isolating and difficult. You can read about some of my experiences with chronic invisible illness here: A Window Into The Isolation of Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness

It helps to have friends who understand the daily struggles that go with a daily “chronic” lifestyle.  I blog about my experiences when I feel up to it. I would love to share my journey with you.

If you suffer from Chronic Illness I send you gentle hugs and welcome you to this page. Please be encouraged and know that you are not alone. If you have family or friends who suffer from a chronic illness, welcome. Education is the key to changing our world.

You can read more about my journey to the diagnosis of Lyme Disease here: My Lyme Story Part I. and here: My Lyme Story Part 2

Please visit with me over on Facebook at Lilac and Lyme to see the most current post links and other helpful information about Lyme Disease and Fibromyalgia.

Blessings for the journey,


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