Never give up the fight, no matter how long it takes.
Faith Carried Me: Battling The Ravages of Lyme Disease
The road to my Lyme disease diagnosis has been anything but easy for me. I’ve been doubted by doctors for years. They would say I was stressed or depressed and tell me I was making it up for attention.
When Astrid Walschot-Stapp was eight years old, she had such bad knee pain that she told her mother, “It’s almost like thousands of little creatures are eating me from the inside out.” Prior to this, she had a near-death experience when she had a seizure that was so bad it caused her tongue to retract into the back of her throat. What she didn’t know then, and what she wouldn’t find out until many years later, was that she had Lyme disease. During the seizure she lost consciousness and recalls, “I remember being in this beautiful white light…there were strings and when I would touch them a tear would fall, and I always wondered about it.”