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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dee’s Lyme journey: Was SOT the answer in the end?


By Dee Gozdecka I remember that late spring morning in 2014, when I woke up with a sharp pain on the left side of my chest. It was unusual and I could not move, but after a while it eased, and I finally got out of bed and started my day as usual. Over the […]


How Leonie squeezed Lyme out of her life


Leonie Shanahan had made it. She had chased a long-held dream; and worked hard to make a name for herself in the horticulture industry. She pioneered the Edible School Gardens program on the Sunshine Coast, published an educational book and DVD, and become known as an organic gardening expert. She won awards, hung out with […]


Running Through My Veins

Running Through My Veins


I’m not the only one. Many of you know me as a person who shows strength, courage, adventure and a passion for life. In 2016 my veins were cursed with Lyme disease – a chronic illness that has made every day since like living with a monster inside of me.  Some people have walked parts […]


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