By Andrea H. Caesar
While she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar used to be an lively, chuffed, vivacious ten-year-old who enjoyed to play kickball and dangle from the monkey bars. A 12 months later, Andrea had difficulty catching her breath whereas working, used to be laid low with migraines, and battled consistent muscle aches. Andrea had replaced as someone; she used to be the child who used to be constantly lacking institution. even if she didn't comprehend it on the time, she had shriveled Borrelia burgdorferi, higher often called Lyme disease.
Caesar, who was once ultimately clinically determined at age thirty-six, stocks a uncooked and sincere glance contained in the brain of a girl stricken by remedy in her pursuit of well being. She chronicles her lifestyles from age 11 via her prognosis and next remedy, recalling her feelings as she struggled with Lyme, its indicators, and a number of similar infections—all whereas trying to reside a regular existence. pushed via her decision to aid others with an analogous disorder, Caesar presents information 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 disorder as she is led by means of perseverance, braveness, and desire to an eventual analysis and remedy.
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