Grieving the Loss of a Career to Chronic Illness

by Kerry Heckman #MyLymeLife For an educator, the start of the school year is filled with energy and excitement. There are students to meet, classrooms to decorate, and coworkers to catch up with. There is …MORE

Seasonal Fear of Missing Out

by Jennifer Crystal Many Lyme patients can’t enjoy the wonders of the fall season.   Autumn in many places is beautiful. In New England, leaves ignite in rustic colors and then fall in fun jumping …MORE

What Failure to Control Ticks in Uganda Teaches...

by Hannah Staab Tick populations across Africa have negatively impacted many communities by carrying and spreading one of the most frequent bacterial diseases in Africa, tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF).   In addition to infecting humans, …MORE

Dream Like New

by Susan Pogorzelski #MyLymeLife I used to revel in the thought of living in solitude like Thoreau at Walden Pond. A cabin nestled between pines, a farm sprawling across a dozen acres, a cottage by …MORE

Tick, Tick, Tick: The Race Against Time

by Jennifer Crystal When I was first sick with Lyme disease, time dragged endlessly.   I lay in bed or on the couch—too neurologically impaired to do “normal” sick-day activities like watch TV or read …MORE