Living Mighty Well

5 Facts about Lyme that your Friends and Family may not know (Until Now)

Sara F has had Lyme for about ten years now, but didn’t have a confirmed diagnosis until the beginning of December 2016! Can you believe it? Unfortunately, many individuals go through this situation. For those who may not know, Lyme disease is one that is living under the radar--there are so many patients out there who have it, but are not correctly diagnosed until much later on....
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The Art of Storytelling in Chronic Illness

Dana was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome at the age of 18. She was a young, artistic, field hockey player that was just hit with a hard diagnosis. She attended a talk with a cancer survivor when her family member connected her with Dr. Angela Cooke-Jackson. Dr. A thought it would be helpful and fulfilling if Dana shared the story of her treatment. Dr. A worked at Emerson College and knew ...
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Why I Am An Open Book About My Chronic Illness

Even before I found that I had Chronic Neurological Lyme Disease and Co-Infections, I always felt alone. I knew something was medically wrong with me, but no doctor could figure it out. Going through high school feeling like something was “extra” wrong with me was just like a brick being dropped on my already pounding head....
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Spoonie Stories: Share Your Lyme Story Today, So Others Won't Have To Tomorrow

My name is Bryan, I was born and raised in Rodeo, California (Bay Area) and later moved to Vacaville, California where I live now. I have been bitten by many ticks in my life. I was infected with Lyme and co-infections the first time in 1982-1984 in Pinole, CA and then infected again and nearly died in 1998-1999 in Vacaville, Ca. Although doctors say "there is no Lyme disease in California" they ...
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