Lyme disease is not for the faint of heart. What appears to be an easily treatable infection can sometimes result in a perfect storm of illness. Those of us who have found ourselves at the center of this storm are tossed about on waves of uncertainty. Mainstream medical doctors tell us one thing, experience tells us another, and often it is a struggle to keep our heads above water. We have experienced firsthand the narrow-minded view most healthy people and medical professionals have about Lyme disease and other invisible chronic illnesses.
There are a number of amazing organizations that are working to combat this ignorance in the medical community, legislature, and general population. Educational resources for patients have also begun to emerge it the last decade, but there is still room for improvement. Lymeology was created to provide patients with a supportive environment to to learn, ask questions, and find resources and inspiration to make this crazy journey just a little bit easier and a little less lonely.
The Lyme life is not an easy one, but when we have knowledge, understanding, and a supportive community, we can overcome the obstacles and become wiser human beings in the process.