How could I not help once I knew she was suffering this way?
Sol lives in Argentina, we are friends on Facebook but have never actually met. I knew she was sick as I’d seen a couple of things on Facebook and heard Lyme disease mentioned but until recently never really understood her situation and how desperately sick she really is. Sol was bitten by a tick in the UK in 2012 and now has chronic Lyme disease, she spends 23 hours a day laid down. She is unable to walk, her countless symptoms include POTS (basically severe nervous system damage), Erythromelalgia (intense heat/burning in her hands and feet), tremors, seizures. Her body aches constantly and is in constant pain. She described it to me as “like being tortured 24 hours a day every day and you can’t escape”.