In 2002, I contracted Lyme disease. Thereafter, began a brutal journey with the illness involving many years of misery and tremendous loss. During the first 4 years of illness, I tried various different treatments which provided minimal benefit or none at all. In 2006, I learned about whole-body hyperthermia treatment from a family acquaintance whom visited a clinic the prior year for treatment of Lyme disease. She had experienced notable improvement with her symptoms. Therefore, in 2007, I went to the clinic and experienced improvements with my symptoms and quality of life. Since then, I have made myself available to people dealing with Lyme disease that are considering going to a clinic for hyperthermia treatment. I help people understand not only what to expect as a patient at a clinic we work with, but also how to best prepare for the treatments and the necessary recovery factors to look into when coming home. Know that there is hope, and help, in dealing with Lyme.
I have been on a six-year journey with Lyme disease, and for the first time I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. During this journey, I have personally experienced the devastating effects of Lyme disease and co-infections. After years of trying the various treatment options available, and not responding to the protocols, I decided to receive in Germany. This treatment saved my life. From this experience, I began working with Lyme and Cancer Services. My hope is to guide people in their healing journey by educating them about tick-borne illnesses, hyperthermia as a successful treatment option, and other recover factors to look into for optimal sustained improvement. It does get better.