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How has Lyme Disease affected your life? What inspires you?

This has been such a HUGE part of my story. I could never actually count the times that I’ve been to the ER since 2014 due to Lyme and it’s co-infections. Most of my ER visits were for extreme heart and chest pain, numbness, shortness of breath, palpitations, racing heart. Occasionally I’d have other symptoms like nerve pain and one time my hands started closing up and I couldn’t open them. All scary stuff and all extremely common with Lyme disease. I was thinking today that it’s been awhile, close to a year, since having to go to the ER for any reason but especially Lyme related. I’ve made it to this point because of Jesus and a really great functional medicine doctor. I truly never thought this day would come and I am forever forever grateful everyday to be where I am right now. The chest and heart pain isn’t like it was, but it definitely hasn’t left my body. So here’s to hoping and trusting that total healing especially in my heart will one day be completely healed.

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