Oh What A Night! Thankyou so much …

*A letter from me to all who contributed to my recent Fundraising Event (12/02/14)* An evening of ‘Live music, an Auction & Raffle’ @ the Eastney Tavern, Portsmouth.All washed down with good food and beer, and broadcast live on the internet… I have just sat here staring at the computer screen trying to think of…

Mad Money!

As you can see from the title of this post, I am focusing on the financial consequences of having Lyme and co-infections. Not only does your body and brain get hit hard by this disease, it can demolish your bank account too. It’s hard enough realising that medical professionals in the UK could determine your…

HLA Testing & Intravenous Antibiotic Medication

Over the past two years I have had an array of blood tests done in a bid to discover what was wrong with me. Many of which resulted in a huge pile of paperwork and not many answers, but thankfully in the winter months of 2013 I finally had the answer to the illness and…

Pills, Potions & ‘Other’ Therapies…

Over the past two weeks, I have been increasing both the amount and strength of my current herbal supplements, as well as introducing a few new ones. One of which is a liquid form of ‘Liposomal Glutathione’. The health benefits to this pretty nasty tasting liquid are endless. Not only is it recognised for its…

Another Day, Another Hospital… Not quite how it looked on ER!

It has been ten days since I last updated my blog… Why? Well! My body decided that there wasn’t enough drama already in my life and decided to bring a little more to my daily life with Lyme! I would have much preferred a day symptom free, or gluten free, but obviously that was too…

This is going to be a rough ride…

So it’s just before 6 o’clock here in California¬†and finally the nausea of the day has began to subside. It has been a hard day and the tears have been flowing by the bucket load. I think all of a sudden the enormity of the recovery journey ahead has sunk in. It’s going to take…

New Year, New Meds!

I am happy to say I finally attended my first consultation at GMA (Gordon Medical Associates) yesterday. Armed with pen and paper and my ever growing medical file, I managed to keep my concentration for two hours! I had to discuss the last 15 months of illness; not easy when the list of symptoms is…

Almost Time!

So tomorrow is the beginning of my recovery journey. I will attend my first appointment at a specialist clinic called ‘Gordon Medical Associates’. I have spent the afternoon filling in the mammoth amount of medical forms and I am feeling mentally prepared for the information overload! I currently have no idea how long I will…

Let’s fly let’s fly away! USA Bound…

So this is it, I am over half way through an 11 hour flight and I will soon touch down in America. This is where the real work begins… My journey to fight Lyme Disease. After finally getting a diagnosis back in November, it has been really full on trying to make and finalise decisions…

A little bit about me…

Hi and welcome to my very first blog! I am Chantelle, 29, and have been battling Lyme Disease for the last 14 months. I became unwell whilst working at sea as a stewardess on a classic Motor Yacht Dona Amelia. I have been so lucky to work in the yachting industry and have had a…