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Lyme Disease: 'I Became A Shadow, Housebound, A Virtual Recluse'

Thursday 19 July 2018


From Irish newspaper The Journal:


Kerry Lawless
Kerry Lawless
Living with Lyme Disease

Lyme disease: 'I became a shadow, housebound, a virtual recluse'

“I thought about ending it all. I was worn out. Beat down. Broke. Defeated.”

By Kerry Lawless
Sunday 15 July 2018
Content copyright © Journal Media Ltd. 2018

LOOKING BACK, IT’S easy to see the signs, to recognise the symptoms, to know that it was Lyme disease. But in 2007 I had never heard of Lyme disease. It was something we still thought of as rare. Not as something you can pick up anywhere in Ireland.

I got what we thought was a summer flu. Suddenly couldn’t get out of bed, terrible headaches, pain all over my body. Total exhaustion.

I don’t remember a bite. I didn’t see a tick. I don’t remember a rash. Many people don’t.

But to be honest even if I had seen a tick, even if I had had a rash I wouldn’t have paid it any mind. I have sweet blood. Insects love me. So another bite? Another rash? I wouldn’t have thought anything of it. 10 years ago we were even less tick aware in Ireland.


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