S.T – Dartmoor

I contracted Lymes Disease in California in 2009. I went from a healthy slim active wife,mother and grandmother to a complete physical wreck. My doctor is great and very sympathetic but is unable to give me the treatment I need as the NHS says it doesn’t exist! I have ME as a result, nerve damage, memory loss, loss of simple everyday motor functions (ie holding a pen) and can hardly walk. I cannot afford to go abroad to seek treatment. It is amazing in this day and age that an illness that is well documented and researched in every other country is still not recognized in the UK. Wake up NHS!!!!

Current Location: Dartmoor, Devon
Infected in: Santa Cruz, California