My Lyme journey has taught me a lot about health and the human body that I probably would have not been as interested in learning had I not needed to find answers about my own health.
I think also that my Lyme journey may have contributed to my meeting my husband (through mutual friends of ours) - if we both hadn't had health issues, we may not have connected so strongly when we first met. He is the love of my life, my soulmate. He has stood by me through almost 11 years of struggling with my health, numerous doctors, frustrations, etc. He has taught me patience, perseverance, and loved me through some of the most horrible Lyme crud.
And I think my Lyme journey has also strengthened my faith (Christian).
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.