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Hi! Welcome to When Life Gives You Lyme!  I am honored that you are taking the time to check out my blog and hope that you continue to come back to see what I have for you!  If you have not read my “About” section, let me give you the rundown…

My name is Colleen and I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease in August 2016 after two years of being ping ponged from doctor to doctor without a true explanation for the symptoms that I was experiencing.  Luckily, I was able to find a center that finally gave me an accurate diagnosis.  My main symptoms are neurological; I lose feeling in my extremities randomly, my memory is terrible, I have major reading and listening comprehension deficits, I have awful mood swings and anxiety, and I forget the names of certain things pretty often.  SO frustrating! I also experience pretty terrible headaches and my joints hate me on the daily, but this is something that I have been pretty successful in managing naturally…which is where this little blog comes into play.

I have made a major turn around when it comes to what I am okay with surrounding myself with.   I have cut out the toxic products that I use in my household, and I have cut out the toxic people. Getting sick really makes you realize what is important.  You cherish those that have been there for you, and realize how much you took small things for granted. These two simple moves have helped me not only physically and emotionally, but have just given me an overall sense of wellness.

A lot goes into the purge that happens when you decide to go natural.  I am still in the process of moving everything in my house over, and plan to write a blog about all of that fun stuff in the near future.  I just wanted to stop in to say hi, introduce myself, and give you a run down of what is to come.  Please sign up for emails so that you get an alert when a post a new recipe, DIY project, Lyme tip, etc.  I am trying to make the Lyme world more positive- I noticed so much darkness and negativity when I started on this journey and I want you all to know that it doesn’t have to be that way. Thank you for stopping by- I hope you come back soon!


5 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. So I am chronically infected with Lyme disease. Gave it to my children.
    I’m running out of hope and never had money.
    I get jealous when people with money get treated when I can’t. I know that’s selfish but I’m about as low as I can get.
    Why am I bothering to ask if you accept insurance?


    1. I had to take out a loan to get treatment in Mexico. Unfortunately since it was in another country, insurance didn’t cover it. Insurance doesn’t cover most treatment for Lyme since it isn’t recognized as a chronic condition by the CDC. Still paying off my loan, but it was worth it!


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