Does Anyone Understand? My Battle With Lyme Disease

My Battle with Lyme Disease

Tears fall down my cheeks nearly every day. From the pain, to the intensified symptoms during die-off reactions, to the emotional overload of it all, I am left feeling broken and alone.

I want to hide. I want to run. But, I don’t even know where to go.

Plus, my legs won’t carry me very far.

Each day I battle with physical, mental, and emotional wounds that come with fighting chronic Lyme Disease and co-infections.

I never know how I will feel from one minute to the next, so life is almost impossible to plan.

Constantly weighing the pros and cons of each daily task, I must determine what is necessary to complete and what I need to do for my mental health. There’s not enough energy to go around to function like a normal human being, so sacrifices are made for the sake of treatment.

When I have a good day, I can’t even fully embrace it because if I try to do everything I’d like, I know that the next two days will be spent in bed recovering.

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Emily Lofgren’s heart beats for authenticity. She craves true connection where we can be real about our struggles and find hope together. Emily became a Christian in college and since then has had a passion for writing in a way that helps others encounter life. Grab your free copy of her eBook Finding Hope Through the Fog.