Lyme Disease: Where Am I At? by Rachel Bowerman

LDUK Social Media Manager, Rachel Bowerman, shares her latest post with us from her blog Blah, Blah, Blog. Ten years have now passed since the initial onset of my Lyme disease symptoms, and I’ve been on a learning journey since I discovered its presence early last year. Lyme disease and […]

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Finding Worth When Suffering by Sophie Ward

This month’s guest blogger is Sophie Ward, who is the author of the blog Sophantastic  in which she shares her experiences and reaches out to people with food intolerances, depression, chronic pain, nerve damage, chronic illness, Lyme Disease, co-infections, anxiety and low-self esteem. Her blog is full of stories and tips […]

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Lower Stress in Five Ways by Sarah Jones

Five Ways To Lower Stress Wherever You Are, and Help Your Recovery Many of us feel trapped by the daily rigors, but while we are very often told that the key is to move, or speak up or even, dance, most of us cannot bear the thought of doing these […]

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Getting Into The Water to Support my Partner, By Ben Bechtel

Ben Bechtel wrote a heartfelt post on Facebook recently about his experience watching his partner Lindsey struggle with Lyme disease. He talks about getting into the water with her, and helping her through the immense difficulties of life with Lyme disease. Thank you for giving us permission to share this, […]

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Lyme Disease and Art – by Rachel Alban

Rachel Alban is an artist living with Lyme disease in the North of England. In this guest blog post she discusses her illness and the effect it’s had on her art. You can find out more about her work from her website. http://www.rkalbanart.co.uk/ ‘When life gives you lemons, make lemonade’. This […]

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‘Dear Hubby’ by Jannine Harris

This month’s guest blog is a tribute to Jannine’s husband and to all the carers in the Lyme disease community who support sufferers during their darkest days. It is important to recognise and appreciate what the carers of Lyme disease patients go through in the maze of this complicated illness […]

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A Bout with an Alien Entity

This month’s guest blog is by LDUK group member and osteopath, Robert Hale who describes the sense of invasion that often accompanies Lyme disease and as a health professional, gives a unique perspective on becoming a patient. He blogs at A Quack’s Diary. The experience You are lying in bed, as […]

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Travels Through Lyme Disease UK

This month’s guest blog is by Natasha Metcalf, who along with Louise Dean, co-founded Lyme Disease UK. Natasha reflects on how LDUK began, what the group has taught her as well as her personal journey with the illness. The past few years have been a whirlwind and a roller-coaster combined. […]

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