By Andrea H. Caesar
While she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar was once an lively, satisfied, vivacious ten-year-old who enjoyed to play kickball and hold from the monkey bars. A yr later, Andrea had difficulty catching her breath whereas operating, used to be stricken by migraines, and battled consistent muscle aches. Andrea had replaced as an individual; she used to be the child who was once regularly lacking tuition. even if she didn't comprehend it on the time, she had shriveled Borrelia burgdorferi, larger referred to as Lyme disease.
Caesar, who was once eventually clinically determined at age thirty-six, stocks a uncooked and sincere glance contained in the brain of a lady stricken by remedy in her pursuit of well being. She chronicles her existence from age 11 via her prognosis and next remedy, recalling her feelings as she struggled with Lyme, its signs, and a number of similar infections—all whereas trying to reside a typical lifestyles. pushed by means of her selection to aid others with an identical sickness, Caesar offers info on what labored, what didn't paintings, and why.
A Twist of Lyme stocks the appealing, heart-wrenching tale of a woman’s decades-long conflict with Lyme affliction as she is led by way of perseverance, braveness, and wish to an eventual analysis and remedy.
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A Twist of Lyme: Battling a Disease that "Doesn't Exist" by Andrea H. Caesar