Guest Blogger Lyme Disease Vitor, Beth Leung
11 years ago this week I contracted Lyme disease. I was 15 years old, energetic, happy, looking forward to college, and planning to be a missionary to Thailand. I traveled a lot that summer and never found the tick bite, so it’s unclear when exactly I was bit. It was most likely at my high school summer camp, given the woodsy nature of the camp.
I came down with a flu-like illness with bad body aches. But unlike the flu, the pain didn’t go away. Instead it grew stronger and more symptoms sparked up over the next 5 years before I was diagnosed. I became more and more sick as the bacteria was spread unchecked to every bodily system. By the time I finally was diagnosed with Lyme disease, I had colorful spots and large white opaque shapes in my blurred vision. I had night terrors, anxiety, and sleep paralysis…
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