The last chapter of 2014

December seemed to completely fly by. Maybe it was all the distraction from the festive movies on the box and decorating the tree! I have always been a huge Christmas fan, maybe I was an elf in my past life who knows?! In an ideal world I would have been joining in with all the fun…

On high-alert and feeling toxic! September – November 2014

In my last blog post, I left you with an update as far as August. Things were going fairly well and I was definitely feeling and seeing progress across my body, brain and general well being. This was obviously too good to be true and before I knew it, Wham! I seemed to hit another…

July – August 2014

I begin with looking back to the summer months this year as my treatment continued. I was put on a number of different antibiotics as my infection load was still very high and I was still battling Lyme and co-infections. This included Doxycycline, Septra, Malarone, Tinidazole and Valtrex. Although antibiotics were key, the herbals have…

Update coming soon…

Hi everyone… I am so super sorry for the absence of blog posts over the last 4 months… I will be uploading updates on my progress real soon. Its been a rocky road, so one things for sure I have a lot to update you on. I am still fighting hard every single day to…

“You look well”… Life with an invisible illness

96% of Chronic Illness is invisible… But just because a persons illness is invisible it doesn’t mean they are. It reminds me of a well known saying ‘never judge a book by its cover’. Looks can be deceiving, and this quote is so fitting when it comes to life with Lyme. Don’t get me wrong,…

The £20,000 Tick Bite… and the rest!

Being totally obsessed with organisation and wanting to keep tabs on all my medical expenses, I have kept every bill and receipt since this medical nightmare has began. In a tidy little spreadsheet I have a log of where every penny has gone, and in addition I have gained a huge realisation of how costly…

Treatment continues…

I have been on the hunt for some magic medicine that I can get in the UK! I realised that I needed to try and continue the supportive nutritional IV’s as my whole body is under so much physical stress due to the high infection load that I still have. I have purposefully waited to…

Reflecting in the Home-Land

I know I am still sick but this past week since being back home from the USA, I just feel a massive amount of determination to not let this disease win. Right now I am so grateful for even the simple things in life and I just feel lucky to be alive and kicking even…

Time to say Goodbye…UK bound!

So the time has come for me to head back across the pond to the UK and continue my fight to beat this disease on home turf! I am really excited at returning home to all my favourite people. At the same time I am also feeling anxious too. Whilst being in California, I have…

M is for Mycoplasma…

So, more news, more bacteria, this time going by the name Mycoplasma Pneumoniae! That sort of sounds like I am introducing a new friend.. but no, this is by no means my ‘good friend’! This is yet another co-infection which I have just tested positive for. Mycoplasma is an often un-diagnosed bacterial infection. It’s often…