Don’t Say ‘Lyme’


By Jane Lockton The Bite In 1993, my husband and I moved to the UK to start an 18-month stay for work and study and of course, as much travel as possible. At the beginning of our stay, we took a trip with friends to Scotland where we spent a week or two sailing around […]


Despair, Research, Resolution


Anonymous Lyme Patient Since childhood, I have always had a very inquisitive mind. Later, as an Engineering student and graduate I was always interested, and not surprisingly, in science-based facts, but also paying special attention to the origins of those facts. My Lyme Diagnosis Journey I am convinced that in my family we have all […]


Laila’s Chronic Lyme Success Story


Words and images copyright Veronique Mead, Chronic Illness Trauma Studies This is Laila’s Chronic Lyme Story. I call her story a #Chrillog, which stands for “chronic illness weblogs,” in which we look at our journeys through a nervous system and trauma lens. Laila’s Chronic Lyme Story highlights the commonly overlooked yet important role of adverse […]


Sue’s Miracle Spinal Cord Stimulator


By Sue Sherratt Hi, everyone, my name is Sue Sherratt and I live in Sydney, Australia.  Due to living with tick-borne disease for many years, I had long felt my life as I once knew it was over. I had resigned myself to spending the rest of my life in a wheelchair, having lost my […]


Once Upon a Chronic Lyme Lifetime


By Janet F. Murray Having your dreams cut short due to an illness like Lyme or other tick bite infection is a painful experience for anyone. This pain is even more apparent when you don’t know whether your dream is deferred or entirely out of the question. I speak for many when I say that […]


Australian Lyme Crimes: A Global Disgrace by Julie Mellae


Living in ‘Nature’s Masterpiece’, The Royal National Park south of Sydney, I had discovered the perfect location as a widowed mother to raise my baby boy into a man. Surrounded by the joy of birdsong, marsupials and an ocean vista, peace would blanket me and my child and sunshine and the sea air would help […]


Book Review: Love, Hope, Lyme by Fred Diamond


Love, Hope, Lyme: What family members, partners, and friends who love a chronic Lyme survivor need to know If only every Lyme sufferer had a Fred Diamond in their life. If that was the case, we would all know at least one person who was interested in trying to truly understand and support us, in […]


Living with Lyme: A Teenager’s Perspective


By an Anonymous 15 year old Australian Lyme Patient 1. How would you feel if you were completely failed by your own health care system that should be helping you and keeping you safe, yet they do the complete opposite? This is exactly what has happened to roughly 2,000 Australians kids and adults, and more […]


Book Review: But You Look Healthy! by Juliet Wilson


“A clear pathway back to health, and proof that it works” When Canadian-born Aussie, Juliet Wilson finally found the root cause of a lengthy and debilitating health battle, then treated it with great success, she committed to sharing what she had learned with others. ‘But You Look Healthy’ is her gift to those who find […]


Neurofeedback, the hug my nervous system needed


By Juliet C Wilson “Neurofeedback is one of my favourite therapies, and I’ve seen it work wonders for Lyme Brain. I have had patients go from only sleeping two hours per night to sleeping full nights after a few sessions of neurofeedback. Others, after years of not feeling creative due to their Lyme disease, have […]


Screaming in Silent Solitude


By Andrea, Lyme patient I have been asked to write a short story about my Lyme journey for Lyme Awareness Month. I am not a writer by any means and find the task a little daunting but I knew I needed to tell my story and support the Australian Lyme community. My acceptance came with […]


An Open Letter to Parliamentary Candidates


This is an open letter to all candidates in the upcoming Federal Election (2022). By Tanya Dupagne. Today I’d like to share a story that is very important to me: Once upon a time, there were thousands of patients who became incredibly sick with similar symptoms. For an average of 10 years each, they approached […]


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