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Story 149

© Quilt by ‘Belle’ of Seams Sew Me.

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

Seven years ago I was a runner, but I found myself slowly unable to have the stamina to run anymore. I found myself sleeping as soon as I got home from work and never able to get enough rest. When I started having neurological system and extreme fatigue, I knew something was very wrong. After a few disappointing experiences with unqualified doctors, I finally found one who discovered I had Lyme (which also reactivated Epstein Barr). I went through 5 months of intense Eastern Medicine treatment and am now in remission. Despite dealing with some neurological damage that is not reversible and my stamina not what it used to be, I am so grateful to be better than I was thanks to a knowledgeable holistic eastern medicine doctor.

What has helped me with my journey? Pacing myself, not comparing myself to others and to listen to my body and give it what it needs. I also try to allow extra buffer time to any project or deadline.

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