About Me

Are you ticked off about Lyme disease?!? Me too. You’ve come to the right place. Join me as I chronicle my battle through the medical nightmare that is chronic Lyme disease.

My name is Lindsey, nice to meet you!

A little about me:

  • I’m 24 years young and I have chronic late stage neurological Lyme disease.
  • I’m a former party girl turned health nut.
  • I’m a huge nerd at heart and I’m a research junkie. The rate at which I go through podcasts, documentaries and Tedtalks is borderline obsessive.
  • I love bacon. And veggies.
  • I ADORE being immersed in nature or being outdoors
  • My heart belongs out west and I’m determined to move there once I’m healthy.
  • Rock climbing, yoga, weight lifting and hiking make my heart indescribably happy, but I now only do them when my body permits me to. (Read: not very often)
  • I’ve become a huge fan of the primal/paleo/ancestral health movement.
  • I’m a recovered carbaholic, long distance runner and chronic cardio-er.
  • I recently finished my master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and passed my board exam. I hope to work with kids once I’m healthy enough.
  • I grew up in Upstate New York (Syracuse represent!) and moved to Maryland mid-high school
  • I have a completely irrational fear of hamsters and guinea pigs. I know, it’s strange. I’m working on it. I think the Kia commercials have helped.
  • While I’ve been called a conspiracy theorist, I don’t see myself as one.  I’ve just learned to have a healthy dose of skepticism towards things potentially backed by political, financial or corporate agendas ;)
  • I’m enthusiastic about natural, organic, eco-friendly things and the concept of minimalism
  • I’m somewhat artistically inclined and I love creative projects.
  • I always forget I’ve written and illustrated 3 (unpublished) children’s books, all before the age of 18.
  • I believe nature is the greatest teacher and healer.
  • I believe our God-designed bodies are infinitely more intelligent and more incredible that we give them credit for, and that we
    all have the capacity to heal.

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11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey girl! Seems like we have quite a bit in common besides the whole Lyme thing! Glad you found my blog so I could find yours:). Looking forward to reading what you share and watching your health improve (because I know it will!!!). Sending love and healing energy ❤️

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    • Thanks so much for the kind words and positive energy! And yes! I just reread your about me and we do have quite a bit in common – I’m actually kind of wondering if we went to the same doctor in DC. Anyway, I feel like we’re kindred spirits of sorts. :) I love everything your sharing on your blog – hope your feeling well and healthy!

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  2. Hello Lindsay,
    I am so glad to have come across your blog. Sending my clients to read it will save me hours of counselling and explaining why people fighting Lyme, or suffering from “mystery syndromes” should have a Cavitat scan. I am retired from biological dentistry but do offer the Cavitat scan in my Wellness Clinic. (The only Cavitat instrument in Canada). My great problem is finding surgeons in Ontario who will do cavitations. I find I need to send them to the U.S.
    Bless you for sharing your knowledge and experiences to help others in their search for Wellness.

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    • Hi! Thank you so much for your comment and sending readers my way – I feel undeserving of that! So terribly sorry it’s taken me this long to respond to your comment! I took an unplanned hiatus from blogging and unintentionally left everyone hanging! A lot has changed since my surgeries and I plan to write an update very soon. But getting my cavitations cleaned out was a big step forward in my healing, I can’t imagine where I would be if I still had all that necrotic bone in my mouth! Yuck. I love that you’re continuing to educate about the importance of Cavitat scans, not nearly enough people are talking about it, that’s for sure. And that you have the only one in Canada!! Wow. Keep doing what you’re doing!! We need more people like you :)

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    • Dr. Sawiak
      I recently had cavitation surgery in Calgary, AB. Dr. Thom Evans at Evans Dental. I realize your comment was over 2 years ago but if this helps anyone at all I’ll be happy!

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  3. Hi Lindsay, not sure if you are still respondng to this but it would be good to know if your cavitation surgery was successful (sounds like it was) and, if so, how many surgeries you had to have to sort it out AND if there was a good cavitation surgeon you could recommend. I am struggling to get on top of my cavitation issues despite having had surgery. I know many people are in the same situation : ( Many thanks, Liz

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  4. Hi Lindsey, I also have jawbone cavitations and have been to so many holistic dentist but keep getting the run around! I would love to hear how surgery helped you and who you went to(I’m in Pa.). I have Bartonella and maybe Lyme/ other issues especially panic/fear. I wish I could write as well as you do. I know it’s in the brain because of my brain lesions etc. You have a very GOOD blog!!! I have to admit I’m jealous because your young and still have a life. My journey has been Hell all my life. I’m in 40s and very sad. Keep up the good work on your blog… Take care, Kevin

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    • Kevin! My deepest apologies for not seeing this comment until now, I am so sorry. I’ve taken a break from blogging to focus fully on healing, and the break turned out to be a lot longer than I expected. I’m sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner.

      If you’re willing to drive to Maryland, I got my cavitation surgeries done with Dr. Sambatarro at the Julian Center in Ellicott City, MD. I’m currently seeing a different biological dentist for a dental appliance that should help my chronic pain, and she does cavitation surgeries as well. She’s in Rockville, MD. (Dr. Baer with Natural Dentist Assoc.). Or maybe if you called either of them, they could recommend a good biological dentist in your area. I hope you can find someone that can help you and bring a new level of healing. The cavitation surgeries unfortunately didn’t fix anything for me but were a necessary step in bringing my infection load down for sure.

      Thank you so much for the kind words. I can relate to much of what you’re saying, as I haven’t been up to blogging in a long time and there are a lot of days I can’t write. As treatment has gone on, and we’ve starting addressing the infections in my brain and spinal cord I have gotten worse. As you know, these infections are hell on earth, and I wouldn’t wish them on my worst enemy. Few understand the magnitude of the suffering and severity of these illnesses, let alone the lack of viable treatment options. I have lost almost everything in my life to this disease, but I have to believe that it will get better. I believe it for you too Kevin – sending you lots of well wishes, and rooting along side you in your healing.

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  5. Many of the the things you listed I have said, literally word for word, to other people! It’s amazing the kind of people we become after and during a chronic illness. It’s like we get to see the true inner workings of this world and become beyond amazing versions of ourselves. I’m grateful for your blog, and all of us chronic illness sufferers! ;)

    Best,
    Brittany

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