What Do You Say to Friends When You Have to Cancel Plans?

Having to cancel plans on a regulalar basis is something people with a chronic illness often have to do, much to their disappointment and to the disappointment of others. I decided to ask our Online Community how they explain to people when they have to pull out of an arrangement […]

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What Are the Benefits of Volunteering?

Happy 2019 to you all! With a new year, comes a new chapter. We all have resolutions we want to keep and have hopes and dreams for the year ahead. One common resolution and something we practise everyday is being the best person we can be. There are many ways […]

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How Has LDUK Helped You?

Lyme disease is a complex condition that can leave many of us feeling alone. We don’t always know where to turn, doctors don’t understand our symptoms; family members can’t always relate, and friends often struggle to see our pain. That’s why LDUK is so important – we have an amazing […]

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Meet The Team: Natasha Metcalf

I have been ill since I was 16 years old. I suffered with a ‘mystery illness’ for many years after removing what I thought was a tiny splinter from my leg, following a mountain hike. It was the Christmas holidays and we were living in Hong Kong at the time. […]

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Join our Online Community

Are you looking for Lyme disease advice and support? Our Online Community on Facebook is a friendly space for you to ask questions, share experiences, find support and chat to people who understand. Get to know your Lyme community and join the conversation. Facts about our Online Community Founded in […]

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Calum’s Story

Calum Culbert aged 16 “living the lyme life” School pupil from Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. An outdoors enthusiast, an active Scout, hill walker, interested in all rural pursuits and very keen fisherman, being a member of the Scottish Sea Angling Team. Walked and camped regularly. Despite best preventative efforts picked […]

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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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