Fill in the gap in your resume with "Independent Research" maybe...don't tell them it was from illness. I didn't work between 2000 and 2006, and when asked about
the gap, I said "personal reasons" - they are not legally allowed to ask more detail about
it in an interview if you use that type of phrase. I was lucky in that I had volunteer work I could fill the gap in with on my resume. Have you joined any nonprofit groups for Lyme or any other purpose (religious, hobbies, etc.)? If so, you can put this down as volunteering on your resume. Another idea is to say you were a "caretaker" on your resume - they don't have to know it was for yourself... Just thinking out loud, LOL...
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), IV Milk Thistle, probiotics.