Please can you Help YEN LAU get to Mexico to get treatment for chronic Lyme.
How did a bite cause my whole world to collapse, Twice?!
Please help me get my life back.
Here is my story, I hope you can donate, any amount would honestly give me a chance to get a few treatments at
Bio Advanced Medical clinic in Mexico.
The power of social media could literally save my life. I am asking for help to get me the treatments I desperately need.
Please share this for me.
After a two year battle with chronic Lyme and trying to live some kind of life with 40+ symptoms. I never reached full recovery, left half functioning, riding the rollercoaster of the disease as it fluctuates with good days and then extreme lows.
I was bitten AGAIN 2 months ago, by a tick and reinfected whilst on a healing retreat in Crete. Fighting for life in a country that does not have a cure for chronic Lyme is unbearable. The suffering i go through is truly unimaginable. I am not sure I have the strength to go through this emotionally or physically again, to just live a quarter life, merely existing and waiting for a good moment to live a few hours once every few days. If I am honest, after the second bite,
I felt that suicide was my only way out. It is truly a hopeless position to be left in.
Every minute Of everyday regardless of how I psychically appear i am still sick and in pain. When the symptoms give me a break I get to experience glimpses of life, and then payback with symptoms that are so severe and so intense, it is too cruel, all because I had a moment of living. On and on this will go, UNTIL I can get treatment.
I need to go to this clinic to see Dr Calzada in Tijuana, Mexico.
The treatments they provide are
stem cells, ozone therapy, IV chelation, colon hydrotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections and IV antibiotics. There is no such treatment available in the U.K.
Patients visit the clinic 4 times, the first year and then several more the following years as ongoing treatment is a necessity to eradicate the disease.The clinic has a great success rate.
The treatments costs £3000 per visit.
This cost is a fraction of the price for the same treatment available in other countries.
Travelling when chronically ill is going to be extremely gruelling on my body, it will be pushed to the limits as ahead of me lies a long 20hour journey. Going from Scotland to London then to USA. I still then need to travel across the border to Mexico. The scariest part is I may need to travel alone at some points, as there will be several journeys back and forth.
I would love to have the security of having someone with me, but funds are limited and I need to try to get as many treatments as I possibly can.
My body is in a fragile state, I will require special assistance, using a wheel chair through the airport, relying on air hostesses for support and hopefully someone to talk to
to try calm my nerves and take my mind off things. Now I will be in a foreign country thousands of miles away from home.
I also have to find my own accommodation.
Each day will be spent having intrusive and extensive treatments. I will then be left to recover in unfamiliar surroundings and then try to get myself to the clinic the following day. As frightening as this may be, nothing could be worse than left living daily with this amount of suffering.
Being brave and having high hopes, I scheduled an appointment with the clinic.
I pray I make it there on October 14th, to finally receive proper treatment.
My page will need to reach £3000 by then to be able to go.
I will document my journey, sharing updates and show where the funds go.
I honestly have exhausted every avenue for recovery. I spent all my life savings on numerous doctors and on so many different protocols. Now financially I am stuck, on disability and unable to work.
I have never asked for anything in my whole life. I have always been fiercely independent and proud that everything I have, I’ve worked hard to achieve myself.
Pride has stopped me for two years to setup a go fund me page, to plead and ask for help, but I have no other choice.
I have reached rock bottom and ran out of options, there is no place left for my pride.
I learned the day I lost my health I lost everything. I NEED help and I’m here to ask for it.
It gives me so much hope in my heart to know that majority of their patients have fully recovered after visiting this clinic and now live full, happy and healthy lives.
This is my dream, my only wish.
Thank you for reading my journey and story. Lots of light and love,
If you have the time to read, this is my full story. It is detailed, even if you can’t read it all, please just share my story and donate.
Every penny will truly help me out.
2 years ago I went camping in Loch Lomond in 2017, and was bitten by a tick.
Back then I had never heard of Lyme and was totally unaware that a bite could cause this much destruction.
There is nothing on earth that could prepare any human being for what was going to happen. 6 weeks later my whole life was torn apart, vanished overnight.
I went from having such an amazing adventurous life, a happy, optimistic and bubbly character that loved and lived life to the fullest, working full time as a business manager/makeup artist.
Then all of a sudden my whole world collapsed in front of my eyes and all I could do was watch and endure the psychical torture. I was left completely bedridden for months and in need of a wheel chair for my bad days.
I have received 6 different diagnoses. After having the run around, visiting over 50 doctors. After enduring so much suffering
I stepped out of my comfort zone and plucked up the courage to go on a spiritual retreat in Crete. In the hope it would heal the traumatising wounds that Lyme had haunted & scarred me with. Shockingly, it broke me even more.
The second infected tick bite has chronically suppressed my immune system even further affecting my organs.
Leaving me dependent on heart medications, Parkinson medication, steroids, thyroid medication, immune modulators , pain killers, inflammatory drugs and so many more symptom suppressing drugs that can’t cure my illness. Sometimes the medications stabilizes my symptoms, making my body able to survive but still not able to fully function.
In the last two years I have not been able to work, not once able to run or jog, go on a night out , dance, exercise, drive my car far, haven't touched a drop of alcohol.
To just be me and just live without the worry of the aftermath.
At my early and worst stages.
I was not able to get out of bed, hardly able to walk, talk without slurring all my words with constant brain fog and forgetting what I was saying mid-sentence.
At 30 years old, having to be bathed by my little sister, as I was too weak...the only thing I could do was sob in the tub.
I had to use a bed pan as I couldn’t get to a bathroom. I ate in bed as my whole life was in bed. Laying still, I would feel the whole room spinning. I dealt with a 24/7, unbearable migraines/headaches, sickness and nausea. I lost all my gains, weighed only 7 stones at my most fragile state. I was dizzy every minute of the day feeling like I was being poisoned. It’s so hard to explain in words as I have never known pain like this could ever exist, with no end in sight.
The relentless suffering and symptoms attacking daily, it is inhumane.
My entire body aches, deep into my bones. It has left me trapped in a darkened room completely disconnected from the world.
A prisoner in my own body trapped, inside a active motivated mind.
Chronic Lyme disease is like being stuck in a burning building whilst on fire with no way out. Millions effected share this same analogy.
So I read and researched relentlessly and read many self help cure books, took many supplements, followed many different protocols, herbal, antibiotics, detoxed, binders, changed my diet numerous times.
I’ve paid to work with functional doctors, private infectious disease professors,
numerous endocrinologist, neurologists,
rheumatologist, physiotherapist, bio chemist, herbalist, naturopaths and nutritionalist.
After Having the best week of my chronic illness life, on a spiritual retreat, meditating daily, working on self love and self care.
I was feeling semi normal.. it was amazing, I was smiling from ear to ear, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world, I thought this is my second chance at life... on the last day of the retreat I looked down and there it was again a tick stuck on my right arm. A bullseye EM rash appeared and even then I tried to remain calm and positive until the symptoms came back and knocked me down.
Recently more and more coverage is coming out in the media and the news about the epidemic of chronic lyme. There is a documentary available to watch on you tube:
BBC1 Scotland Disclosure Lyme disease uk.
When first bitten it can be treated with anti bios. However, I didn’t discover I have lyme until a year later.
When it becomes chronic and the bacteria has eroded deep in to my tissues, organs and brain taking control over my body. The worst part of being sick daily, is having doctors tell you there is no cure.￼￼￼￼
There are really no words to explain the devastation and emptiness l feel.
I do get good days and get back out In to the world I miss so much. Those are my victory days as I battle through symptoms but at a lower pain level. Those are the best days! Seeing an glimmer of my former self.
I make the most of it, smiling and I am so so happy. Embracing the simple joys of life. I wish I had those days everyday. Now I just live day by day, being present in the moment.
Despite my challenges I remained positive and try my best everyday to live and be the girl I am and not become my illness.
Sadly I do get judged for my good days.
As invisible illnesses are so misunderstood.
The confusion of been seen out leaves room for disbelief. This part is heartbreaking, as these days are the days I’m winning the war with my own body.
But that isn’t enough to sustain a life, few good days here and there.
Living on a time restraint, only able to be out for a few hours before I crash. Watching everyone around me progress with their lives and careers, whilst life just stands still for me.
This disease has robbed me of life and left me living a life out within my control.
It is beyond devastating .
I am still in disbelief that my life turned out this way. I lost my career, my independence, my home, the majority of my friends and even some family.
The isolation is mind numbing.
I’m left with a broken body, left fighting to function everyday. I desperately need treatment so I can try get back into the world I miss so much, or even for a better quality of life. I would be so so grateful.
All I want to do is live.
Living stuck in a human torture chamber and being stuck in a constant battle but looking well is the scariest, loneliest and most helpless feeling I could ever try to explain.
I want to be cured and not managed by an army of medication.
Please help me, I Just want to live.