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What people are saying!
"Christa’s story is validating and her advice is practical and extremely useful. A great read for someone healing from Lyme and also for a caregiver."
“Christa brilliantly captures life with Lyme disease and offers informative and inspiring advice that will leave you feeling empowered."
~Matt Sabatello, Co-Founder of TickBootCamp.com
"Christa’s recounting of her struggle and healing process from Lyme disease is authentic and deeply conveyed. I could relate to the roller coaster ride of chronic illness and pain and apply some of the helping strategies to my own life and family."
"Not only does Christa do an amazing job of telling her story in everyday speak and at a level those unfamiliar with Lyme can understand, but she also has a lot of great practical ideas that aren't complicated and can make a real difference. My favorite is the "Self-care toolkit"! I highly recommend this book to anyone who has recently been diagnosed, thinks they could have Lyme, or wants their friends and family to understand what they are going through."
"Got Lyme? Get this easy to understand and incredible truthful guide to your Lyme diagnosis!"
~Carrie Perry, Founder of SamsSpoons.org
"The author takes us along on her journey of uncertainty and bad medicine; and gives hope and the tools for empowerment and healing to those of us who travelled the same chronic Lyme or similar path."
~H. Nathan Greene
"This is a great book for anybody looking to find out more about how Chronic Lyme Disease, or chronic illness in general, impacts daily life, both from a physical and mental health perspective."
~Martha Dunlop, Author & Founder of The Story Cave
"The way she's writing things is brilliant in that she speaks to readers across the board and understands it's an extremely important part of the Lyme story and there is something in her book for everyone, from prevention to care giving to the Lyme Disease journey."
"Such a great book written by a great advocate for the Lyme community! Christa writes in a way that is easy to follow, easy to understand, and easy to take breaks - which is perfect for those with Lyme disease who may be battling symptoms that cause issues with reading."
"I wish I had this book when I was at the beginning of my healing from Lyme! Christa does an amazing job of sharing the ups and downs ~ ins and outs of the healing process in a way that you realize that you are not alone in the feelings that come along with it all."
Dahl Holistic Health
Sneak Peek Chapter
Hey brave warrior! You’ve probably picked up this book because you
either have Lyme disease, suspect you have Lyme, or know someone
who does. Welcome! And thanks for reading. I hope my story will
educate, inspire, and motivate you to keep going—no matter what battle
you’re facing—and help you side-step the trials I faced along the way.
And yes, there were many, starting with my diagnosis. I was
misdiagnosed for more than a decade and, when I finally received the
correct diagnosis, I found recovery to be the greatest challenge of all.
This book is therefore a compilation of “things I wish I knew” before I
started treatment, “things I learned along the way,” and “things people
don’t talk about” that are vital to know when it comes to healing from
this pernicious disease. At the time of this writing, I am not yet in
remission. I am still going through multiple treatments, but I am deep
into my journey back to health. Everybody’s story is unique. I can only
speak about my own, but each of us needs to be heard, believed, and
treated with respect. And we are all worthy of having a happy and
fulfilling life. I truly believe that remission is well within my reach, and
that it can be for you, too. Please note that this book does not name the
doctors, clinics, or programs I’ve worked with, in order to keep their
identities safe—but those details don’t matter because what worked and
didn’t work for me, may or may not be the case for you. There is no
“correct” way to heal from Lyme, and this book will show you just how
many treatment options exist. In the meantime, we must keep fighting
the good fight because better days are ahead for us all!
Lyme disease is an invisible illness. So, for many years, people waved
away my concerns by telling me “you look great” because, on the outside,
I did. And on certain days, I felt great too. But my health often changed
drastically from day to day and, sometimes, hour to hour. Other people
couldn’t understand why, and I didn't understand either. All I knew was
that something was very wrong and that I would keep fighting until I got
to the bottom of it. From my suffering, understanding, and in-progress
healing from chronic Lyme disease—a condition Western medicine
doesn’t formally recognize and is said to be under study by the U.S.
Health Department—it’s my hope that I can be a voice for the voiceless.
I want to remind you that no matter what you’re going through, your life
matters: your symptoms are real, and your feelings are valid. You might
feel broken, but you’re not—and you deserve a healthy and happy life.
Let me walk with you during your dark days, as I open up about the
despair I felt. Let me help you feel less alone, though I know just how
lonely a chronic illness can actually be. And finally, let me laugh with you
when Lyme gets weird because a life without laughter is no life at all. I
certainly don’t have all the answers, and I don’t claim to be an expert—
but I have a story, and it’s one worth telling. This is my story, and
everything I’ve learned along the way.