About

fightlikeagirlCassidy is a college student from a small town in Maryland. In April of 2012, she began feeling severe neck, back, and shoulder pain. After tons of doctors appointments, multiple misdiagnoses, and many prescriptions, she was finally diagnosed with Lyme disease, almost six months later.

She’s tried almost every treatment in the book—from oral antibiotics, to homeopathic herbs, to intravenous antibiotics—and now she is on several Chinese herbs.  Some days she feels pretty good, but others are worse.

She’s doing better than she was, but these past (almost) 8 years have not been easy.  Cassidy has had to deal with chronic fatigue, tremors, hot flashes, cognitive issues and even periodic paralysis. She missed most of high school and has been fighting her way through college.  Yet, she knows that one day, though, her Lyme will be under control.

Until then, she’ll be here, sharing her stories, remedies, and tips on living with Lyme!

18 thoughts on “About

  1. Good for you Cassidy. I take care of a man with Lymes in his brain. The tic had to have bit him 20 + years ago. He is also taking holistic drops and sprays and has made wonderful progress. Keep your spirits up we are praying for your recovery. I’m so sorry about all you’ve had to give up.

  2. Hello Cassidy,
    I’m a friend of your sister’s from high school and also a nurse in Philadelphia. Although I see mostly surgical patients, I want to say how inspirational you are for patients with Lyme disease. The worst part of Lyme is the unpredictable moments of absolute exhaustion, but you seem to be kicking some serious ass. Keep up the fight! You are doing amazingly and I promise to spread your good word to spread awareness of this disease. I wish you days of insurmountable energy and good vibes!

  3. Hi Cassidy,

    It’s Judy Combs… Matt’s mom. Matt has been sick with lyme since January, 2012. Way, way, way too much to type in regards to the history of the past 15 months. If you or your mom want to connect with me my email is judyhcombs@comcast.net.

    Enjoy today’s sunshine,
    Judy

  4. My love, understanding and prayers are with you. I admire your determination and courage. I promise to fight this fight with you, for you, for my own child and for the rest of those who will not be “heard”. Keep your chin up and know you are making a huge difference. Hugs to you!!

  5. Hey Cassidy!
    I’m becka and I just wanted to let you know that what you are doing here is beautiful. You have helped me understand a bit more on the true, raw feeling of Lymns decease. My boyfriend has had it for 5 or 6 years now. We have been together for 2 years. You are so brave, please keep it up. Keep being his voice

  6. It isn’t always easy to share details about battling lyme, but by doing just that you are going to encourage so many others. Great job! Is your contact info here? Maybe I’m not seeing it due to lyme brain 🙂

  7. Hi Cassidy,
    I just wanted to say that when I was 3 years old I was bit by a tic 3 different times. I was diagnosed with lymes the first time, I’m lucky enough that my parents noticed it fast and took me to the doctors he next day. I don’t really remember much about it because I am 20 now, but I remember have excruciating pain only in the right side of my body, my knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder. I saw so many specialists and so much blood was taken. I remember I had to take this medicine but it was powder form and was absolutely disgusting! So my parents would make me milkshakes with it in it so of course they got me to drink it, because what 6 year old will turn down a milkshake!
    But I just wanted to say is that 15 years later I’m living a health life, I rarely get any pain occasionally I’ll have slight pain in my right knee still because once you have lymes you’re stuck with it-which sucks-but I don’t take any more medication no more doctors and can live a happy and pain free life!
    Just wanted to let you know it gets better, it really does!

  8. Hi! My name is Kali Hauck and I’m 17 about to turn 18. I have had Lyme for 9 years… The past few years have been harder though and I had to drop out of school. I am trying to find other teens with Lyme to talk to, so I don’t feel as isolated. I am wondering if you would ever like to talk? Thanks!

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