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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…