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Emily Levy

Emily Levy is a Lyme Warrior and advocate, professional patient, and a seasoned speaker who raises awareness on the patient perspective, chronic illnesses, and female entrepreneurship.
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Most Common Questions When Showering With a PICC

When you have a PICC line, life is already hard. You have to remember to organize and prep your medication, set up your nursing visits, and to take the time to do your infusions. As this wasn’t enough, one of the biggest challenges becomes showering. Here are our 4 most commonly asked questions for showering with a PICC line answered by our very own professional patient....
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Six Tips for Traveling With A PICC Line

Traveling is exhausting for everyone, let alone managing a PICC line and IV medication. Thanks to the Air Carrier Access Act, all flights to and from the U.S.A. are required to provide certain free accommodations to people with disabilities and medical conditions.  Here are six tips to help you make it through TSA and beyond!...
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Our Top 5 Gifts To Give A PICC Line Patient

  We have compiled our favorite products for PICC line patients to look and feel their best while going through treatment and while using a PICC line; but of course, these gifts will help any one feel 'PICC'd Up'! ...
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Why I Cancel Plans Because of My Chronic Illness

 They say that tomorrow is another day, but with chronic illness, you are never going to know how you feel day to day. That is why we sometimes have to cancel, reschedule, or just put our hand up and say ‘not today’....
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Creating Meaning and Purpose While Living With Chronic Illness

Being a Boss Lady is hard: Managing your business, other people, and a growing startup presence. Then add on top of that, managing your 3 IV infusions through your PICC line a day, oral medication, doctors appointments, a home care nurse, weekly blood works, and a slew of symptoms that seem to pop up at their convenience....
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A Multicultural Love Story With a Taste of Lyme

Here’s a story that will throw you through a cultural loop. My mother was born Irish Catholic and my father is an Ashkenazi Jew. I grew up in Rhode Island, USA, knowing that I was in some way Jewish, but I never celebrated that fact until I was given the gift of Birthright when I turned 18.   I fell in love with Israel and started to celebrate the fact that I was a Jew. From the moment I got back ...
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A Thank You Note To My Nurses - Mighty-Well

Dear Every Nurse Who Has Ever Taken Care of Me, Some of my doctors don’t even know my name, but many of you willingly send me messages to check in on me. What a difference?! My friends call me a “Professional Patient” because my pharmacist knows me by name, I am always going to my next doctor's appointment, and organizing my weekly medication takes an hour every Sunday....
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Pulse Therapy: A New Approach for Treating Lyme Disease

Think of a truck starting and stopping on a highway. Go-go-go and then it comes to a screeching halt. In essence, this is what Lyme Disease pulse therapy feels like. The clinical idea is to start and stop antibiotics to treat Lyme disease and co-infections. According to doctors, such as those in the Jemsek Clinic, this allows the body to have time to recover from the Lyme die off and it allows ...
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