Author Archives: Donda Danforth

About Donda Danforth

I am the product of lifelong assorted novels in the works. Amateur music producer with official background. Long time freelance writer and ghost writer. Working to tell the truths and tales to the abuse and survival of cancer, Lyme disease, misdiagnoses, adolescent marriage, narcissistic abuse, and the humor that accompanies such a diverse list.

Heat Wiser~

*I can’t imagine life without Donna Summer and Lee Ann Womack-2 originals.~All of the above actually~ So. All the Multiple Sclerosis, brain lesions, tracheal tumors talk aside, my cancer wrapped all the way up my neck leaving me hypothyroid until … Continue reading

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My moms favorite singer & song. Our younger sister Courtney arrived later.💕

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Your Surroundings~

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I may not bring it up but I always felt grateful for any discussions regarding my 13 year old Illnesses that still affect me to this day. Trust the fact that I miss being one of the people lost on … Continue reading

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Ten Fingers Ten Toes~

Be careful not to break your hand, forearm, or radius you’ll deeply regret it.  I’m impressed how quickly our bones heal in middle age, and yet it’s one of the longest ordeals I’ve ever experienced. The latter is obviously my … Continue reading

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Medical Mumbo Jumbo~

From the moment this health nightmare started at the young age of 31, I’ve always relied on two consistent drugs; clonazepam and low dose naltrexone. Two in which play individual pivotal roles in my personal daily survival. Low Dose Naltrexone … Continue reading

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My Right Arm~

  I have a piece of advice if you’re interested, stick with your cancer center when surviving such a monster. Once put into a survivorship program some of us have to continue seeing other doctors due to location practicality but … Continue reading

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~Obsessive Compulsively~

Being blessed with two seasoned doctors to continue watching me after our move following some recent blood work, I’ve discovered my name is ‘red flagged’ to my genius doctor that originally found my cancer in my trachea. I’ll tell ya, I can get … Continue reading

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Social In Real Life~

To each its own.  For as long as I can remember in my history, that has always been my mantra. I am the product of my beloved parents and proud to be a part of them, along with all the … Continue reading

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Gypsy Landing~

All of us have a story where we planned to go when we were children. What we wanted to be, where we wanted to live. Then as we grew up we may have woke up elsewhere. I remember every time … Continue reading

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Needless Needles~

Lukas Nelson (Willies son) with Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) When a friend asked about Thyroid disease I was once again put in the position to remind a loved one I never had thyroid cancer or a thyroid disease. Although I … Continue reading

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Ms. America~

I meet people every day that I like, then I come across a kindred spirit where we are supposed to meet and I am fortunate to like. One of the signs to how I genuinely appreciate a huge tumor being … Continue reading

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Lifetime of Flying Monkeys~

“As with narcissism personality disorder, not only do they want to be like you, they want to outdo you.”~ Dr Reid Meloy Narcissists need people and yet at the same time they hate that they need them.        … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Roll Royalty~

  The phone rang on that day of August 16, 1977. It was my beloved mom “pumpkin?” She knew I was probably doing what I really was doing which was crying my eyes out that my other idol, Elvis was announced … Continue reading

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For Another~

Just as my Genesis blog shared with you, I found inspiration once again. I don’t know where this desire came from. It could be my dads creative artistic genes in me, my personality that screams aquarian, or the fact that … Continue reading

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  Today is a new day for me, in more ways than one.  After we had a stop in our hometown for a handful of months, we restarted our lives back in the area where we feel our best. Going … Continue reading

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Tell of the Time~

As we all tend to do with forgetting our blessings, while I made a grumble about the things I deal with since the surgery from cancer my sweet daughter that is now becoming quite the replica of my mom, sternly … Continue reading

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What I would write to my mom if she were here to read it since I know it would make her laugh and smile… Mom.. I forgive you for always picking me up at the many Elks, and other Jamborees … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Wish~

  As another year hits, I see many gifts I would love to take to my mom for Mothers Day. More importantly, how hugging her and talking with her would make me feel and fix any problem I have. I … Continue reading

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Prison Break~

I hit my fifth year this month. If you have read this blog from THE BEGINNING then you know, this an important time. From what I feared the most, the devastating effects from Multiple Sclerosis. Odd, isn’t it? I feared … Continue reading

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Okay, I am completely aware that the people who follow this blog and especially the ones who personally know me will spit on their computer screen with laughter when they read this, but you may just reconsider the possibility of … Continue reading

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Pain In The Neck~

As promised here’s a recent bandage free shot of the incision. I was sickened to learn of other trachea, thyroid cancer patients to not be told of any facts. So here’s the info I was given. The initial bandage, after … Continue reading

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Seven Years~

My pathology report is back. Dr. Morris said there were no surprises. All of the cancer was on my thyroid and the small spots near it have been removed and we were lucky because usually cancer nodules fall apart during … Continue reading

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The Last Of The Doctors~

Well, I discovered why a person should never do basic research. Google or Bing the topic in question, hit Joe or Janet Schmo opinions. If you do, you’ll feel like Debbie Downer. I know it’s hard to believe but all … Continue reading

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A Story my Girl Needed to Hear~

As we pack to head to NYC, I’ve decided to take on the treatment. I won’t know if the surgery will be radical or modified until the doctor calls. Modified is one side of the neck to back behind the … Continue reading

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Hail the Herx~

The fun stories I promised will come…

While at work today, I thought of how I will find the perfect song and tell the ideal distracting story for all who care to watch this blog. I’d rather take your mind off this hell as opposed of reminding you of it.

First, since I value the letters of others reaching out, I would like to remind any one with the doubt they will ever feel normal again. You can. You will. IF you never stop trying.

Raven, for one-of many, knows of how MINISCULE most literature, FDA, government, and insurance companies make Lyme Disease appear to the ones who don’t know any better.

The cretinous don’t realize this condition can take your life.

However, we all know that doesn’t mean we have to give up. There is hope that things can change. We know each one of us can study, research, be our very own patient-to find what puts us in the much needed necessity of herxing. (*ALWAYS remember you do NOT want to overdo the herxing. When the blessed yet painful day arrives, suffer it out. Then, stop for three days before you continue to avoid shutting down organs.*)

I would list the natural methods (over hundred..) I attempted to treat myself with for my Lyme. Although you MUST remember each Lyme victim is different. I can only tell you what changed things for me. I don’t want to encourage / discourage you into becoming desperate to go out and purchase the entire list I worked at. If you can have the IV treatment, and not in late stage Lyme, you are on the right track.

I never had the luxury of having a decent LLMD that took aggressive treatment on me. For six straight months, I took Argentyn 23 colloidal silver-three tablespoons a day, on an empty stomach. I drank a half gallon of distilled water after each dose. Along with the much needed supplements, dry brushing, peroxide hot baths. Detox is VITAL. (..natural detoxing is the only method that works in this case.)

I know what it feels like to be tired of fighting. BUT YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO TAKE IT BACK. In the end, you will be a better version of yourself than before the vampire bit you.

That little histrionic tick has had enough attention.

Yes, if you were misdiagnosed and untreated as I was-you will most likely have damage or another situation to deal with from the aftermath. Mine being Hashimoto’s. BUT I am now in remission from the Lyme. Treated for the Hashimoto’s and have lost all my symptoms. I am working, active, clear headed, alert, & myself once again.

I am anxiously awaiting your recovery story as well.

Until then, kick back-drown yourself in some more blues-while you take your protocol-and researching — REMEMBER the day will come where you won’t want to read about Lyme any longer.


“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robinson

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I could not be more tired of this. I have grown numb to the repetitive – constant – work – at getting properly diagnosed. But I go. I honestly don’t have it in me to not fight back. After I … Continue reading

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I was going to put all this behind me, not to write a final blog on the subject..but I feel I must. If anything I can enlighten others who have questions. And, I can write and read how I got my … Continue reading

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The Test~

~Dedicated to the friends who even with their own lives to run, took the time to be concerned, loving and supportive.. who praised my efforts and changes-without dwelling on questions, who never viewed me differently than who I have always been. … Continue reading

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This week I will embark upon a new journey to possibly help me in my fight. Low Dose Naltrexone. It is approved through the FDA, Naltrexone, at 50 mg to aid in drug addiction. But Dr. Dr. Bihari, who discovered the … Continue reading

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The Wizard

If I had to name the most valuable things I have learned so far. They would be: Listen to what your body tells you. Your body will react to what your brain tells it. & Every single patient is not … Continue reading

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The Drug Pusher~

I waited patiently for my neuro to call with the LP reults. I waited and waited. Finally, I called him, ten days later, asking to speak with him. The minute I answered to his return call, I knew he didn’t have … Continue reading

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Part II

After my useless phone conversation with my Doctor. I miraculously went into fighting mode. I was always a big reader .. but this brought me to become a research junkie and obsessive with medical journals. I never read ‘Joe Schmo’s blog’ … Continue reading

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