By Andrea H. Caesar
While she moved to Barrington, Rhode Island, Andrea Caesar was once an energetic, satisfied, vivacious ten-year-old who enjoyed to play kickball and grasp from the monkey bars. A yr later, Andrea had hassle catching her breath whereas operating, used to be laid low with migraines, and battled consistent muscle aches. Andrea had replaced as somebody; she used to be the child who was once regularly lacking tuition. even though she didn't realize it on the time, she had gotten smaller Borrelia burgdorferi, greater referred to as Lyme disease.
Caesar, who was once eventually clinically determined at age thirty-six, stocks a uncooked and sincere glance contained in the brain of a lady plagued by remedy in her pursuit of health. She chronicles her existence from age 11 via her prognosis and next remedy, recalling her feelings as she struggled with Lyme, its signs, and a number of comparable infections—all whereas trying to reside a regular existence. pushed by way of her selection to assist others with an identical disease, Caesar presents information on what labored, what didn't paintings, and why.
A Twist of Lyme stocks the pleasing, heart-wrenching tale of a woman’s decades-long conflict with Lyme illness as she is led by way of perseverance, braveness, and desire to an eventual analysis and remedy.
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