Val Kellaway

A Mother’s Nightmare with Lyme Disease by Val Kellaway

Lyme disease often has a devastating effect on patients, but it also deeply affects friends and family. Val Kellaway recounts hers and her daughter’s nightmare with Lyme that lead them to setting up the charity LymeAid UK. A Mother’s Nightmare with Lyme Disease In August 2011 my only daughter Sophie, […]

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Lyme Ninja Radio Comes to the UK

Lyme Ninja Radio is ‘the #1 podcast for people with Lyme disease’. The well established show interviews experts and patients alike and this time, it has been the UK’s turn in the Lyme Ninja Radio limelight! They’ve recently featured two well known UK pracitioners and a UK patient. #121 Chantelle […]

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Lyme Disease Can Destroy Lives

For many people with ongoing health problems, life has changed since a diagnosis and they’ve had to adapt their work, adjust to medications and find ways to fit their illness around their lives. These are often the people you think of when you hear ‘chronic illness’. These are the people […]

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In My Blood – A Story of Lyme Disease in the UK

    In my Blood is an in depth look at the complex and baffling world of Lyme disease in the UK, as told by people whose lives have been shaped by it. The piece starts with the difficulties surrounding diagnosis and how many patients took years to finally get […]

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Vis a Vis Symposium, October 2016

LDUK would like to congratulate the charity Vis a Vis Symposiums on their second symposium which sounds as though it was a wonderful event! Thank you to Joanne Drayson, trustee of the charity, for this summary of the presentations. ‘I know one or two of you will be interested to […]

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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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Chris Packham and Big Tick Project in Wimbledon!

On 2nd September 2016, naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham will be meeting pet owners on Wimbledon Common as part of the Big Tick Project and to kick off ‘Tick Awareness Month’. He will be giving free talks throughout the day on the dangers of ticks as well as prevention […]

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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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