I don’t remember exactly when I started looking in the mirror and wondering who it was I saw. I became unrecognizable to myself. It was probably five or six years ago. Now I have come to terms with the fact that I will no longer be the person I was. I will fight this fight to be a different, better version of myself as I continue to live with Lyme.
The past twenty five years of my life have been a slow downward slide into very late stage Lyme. I’m not exactly sure when I became infected, but I think it was between 1987-1990. In 1998 I gave birth to a beautiful “infected” baby girl. I had no idea. We were finally diagnosed in 2013. My story isn’t unique, which is the tragedy of the situation.
I have dedicated my life to improving the outcome of this epidemic.