College is supposed to be this period of transition from school to the working life – a step closer to self-reliance. There are so many expectations, hopes, and fears attached to this experience. However, when Lyme comes barging into your life at this particular point, it is very easy for all of these hopes and expectations to change dramatically.
I’ve met a lot of college students that are dealing with Lyme Disease and its symptoms while having to juggle the dozens of responsibilities that college life often comes with. Many have had to put a full stop to their studies until their health improves. Hence, I wanted to share a particular challenge from my personal experience with Lyme during college and how I managed to confront it.