Hey everyone! I am a 32-year-old misunderstood, misdiagnosed, manic mommy with a mystery illness and this is my personal journey. My attempt to manage the mayhem and hopefully not lose my f**ing mind along the way… Some might think I’m slightly twisted, but you should see the twisted little bastards invading our lives and you might understand why I am the way I am.
I am 1 of 300,000 per year.. & this is my story…
I’ve dealt with a variety of symptoms for well over two decades but somehow managed to get by. I was able to be a productive and normal functioning human being. I really miss those days.
My symptoms can be so bizarre and my doctors have so far been no help. I feel like I’m stacking diagnosis after diagnosis. A pill for this, two for that, and no warning about the horrible side effects that come along with them. That’s why I started researching and looking for the root cause of this madness. This was literally starting to drive me crazy. That was until I Googled the longest search ever. I typed in every diagnosis, every symptom, then hit enter…. Thousands of results came back all with 1 thing in common, Lyme Disease.
I had no idea things were about to get this extreme. By now my symptoms were everything from muscle spasms to heart palpitations so severe I was being rushed to the emergency room. I’ll never forget the drive to the hospital, I literally thought I was dying. I remember telling my husband and kids i love them, as if I was telling them goodbye. I was scared I would die from a heart attack on my way to the hospital.
Never in a million years would I have ever guessed I would be faced with such a misunderstood, misdiagnosed and controversial illness like Lyme Disease. I had no idea our health care system could be so broken and fail so many when we need them the most.
To be continued…
For a look at my symptoms check out Chronic Badass.
“There is no greater agony than bearing the untold story inside you.”