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

Most ill-informed things doctors have said; Being told by a specialist I had waited almost 2 years to see that it was hard for them to believe I was sick since I looked “too healthy” and that I should consider myself Lucky … or maybe when I was told that if I could stop stressing about my symptoms they might just disappear. Or the time the new Dr (never met before and he had never asked about my eating habits or history) assumed I was drinking too much caffeine (never had a cup of coffee in my life and stopped soda & sugary drinks 10 years ago) then suggested I get control of my anxiety since everything else “seemed fine.” Or that I am lucky when I lost almost 40 pounds due to being extremely ill with parasites and when people would find out some women would congratulate and compliment me on how great I looked now that I was finally getting skinny.. Wow ! I didn’t realize how many emotions this question would ignite inside me.

I found so much strength in other people sharing their journey when I first was learning about what I was dealing with. We are all fighters and we can do this together <3

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