Well I not sure how to start so I will start with thank you for reading my story for help.
I got bite by a tick in late 2012 and was misdiagnosed with all sort of other dieases like fibro, it's all in my head, stress, ME, and the list goes on.
I went from doctor to doctor, specialist to specialist for over a year with NO answers to why my health was going down hill at the age of 29. ( at the time)
I have had many many blood tests and the only thing that was abnormal was and still is my WBC.. it is very very low.
When i first got sick I had a rash and flu like symptoms, shortly after that I developed arthritis in my hands which spreaded all over my body.
I started to become a known face in the doctors office with one weird complaint after another.
I remember being in so much pain one night I got in my car and somehow drove to the hospital thinking they could help me..... how wrong I was.
While waiting in the waiting room for over 2 hours praying for death as i couldn't understand how i was still alive with the way I was feeling, I was called in to a room with a older doctor who explained to me that what i was feeling was stress and that i need to take some pills and i will feel better.
I explained what had been happening to me and told him I think I have Lyme, he laughed at me and said there is NO lyme in the UK and not to waste his time with that story.
WELL WELL WELL, he was so off the mark....
After to many tears of the lost of my old life and the daily pain i live in now and the stress of no answers
I took it on myself to fight for myself as NO doctor was listening to me and the NHS had washed there hands of me and told me that I was on my own as they don't treat lyme for more then 2-4 weeks of antibiotics even if i was misdiagnosis.
I sent my blood off to Holland and Germany to get tested for lyme as I am from the UK and we have no treatment clinic.
well long story short all my results came back positive for Borrelia also known as Lyme Disease with co infection Ehrlichiosis/Anaplasmosis &
Clamydia pneumonia which has there own set of symptoms & promblems which the tick also gave me.
Over the last two years with the help of my very supportive/rock of a boyfriend I have been seeing a lyme doctor in Amsterdam and spent thousands and thousands on herbs and antibiotics yet I am still ill and still highly positive for this horrible dieases.
I fight everyday for my love ones but more then anyone my soon to be 3 year old daughter fleur.
It kills me that I can't be the mum I want to be because lyme takes everything from you.
I live in daily pain and weird symptoms e.g twitching of facial muscles and other parts of the body,spasms,burning skin, head pressure, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, ear pain,painic attacts, arthritis and the list goes on.
So here I am after trying to treat by ourselfs asking for help to fund me for 10 weeks treatment in Germany as they are the leaders in lyme, unfortunately it isn't cheap ( lyme is also known as "rich man diease" ) This couldn't be more true.
The cost of treatment is 600 euros a week plus accommdations as I live 7 hours away by driving which isn't possible to drive to and from 3 times a week.
I thank you for reading a short version of my two year battle with LYME.
I know there are millions of people who need help,
I can never re pay the kindness of donates but i hope to get better from this treatment and then help someone myself.
If i make it to Germany I will update a blog to show how treatment is going.
All i can say is.......
Be strong enough to stand alone,
Smart enough to know when to ask for help
Brave enough to ask for it.
kind regards kim
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