I made it home…finally!

Back in November last year (2015), it was finally time to head back the UK after a long 8 months in California having intensive medical treatment for this Chronic and life alliterating ¬†illness; Lyme Disease. Packing was a mission to say the least, with approximately 20 kg of Medication and IV supplies! There were spreadsheets,…

Part 2… Parasites, Porphyria & Osteopenia

Hello again! Following on from my last post, I continue to update you on the highs and lows of treatment with Lyme disease and its many consequences and complications! Over the course of my stay here, I have had to consult a new doctor at the clinic due to my increasing problems and complications. I…

California…Round Two

On the 16th March I set off on a big bird (plane) for my next course of intensive medical treatment over in California to help my ongoing fight against Chronic Lyme Disease. I had no idea just two months earlier that I would need to return to the specialist clinic, nor that I had to…

2015 begins and the drama continues…

January has been a complete whirlwind; an unpredictable, rapid and destructive 4 weeks! It has been a challenge and not quite the positive start to a new year that I had hoped. For now, I have given up on the of idea of being able to predict how I will feel in the future, when…

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…

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…

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…