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    Brave 1st step

    I'm looking back to my first meeting and being so greatful that I took that step. Unmasked has helped me in my recovery and I'd recommend anyone to go to a meeting. It doesn't matter where you are on your journey you will be made to feel welcome in group. :) #Unmasked
    #UnMaskedHalifax #Atypicaldepression



    As I slept 20+ hours a day I wondered "Why aren't I getting better?" Thinking sleep, my escape from reality was helping. For weeks I expected some miracle to happen, that I would wake up healed one day. That didn't happen. And nothing changed. And nothing changed. And I kept wondering "Why aren't I better yet?"
    Frustrated I rested, and rested and rested some more and still nothing happened. Until one day I decided to do something different. From that day forwards I have made a few little changes and I'm noticing week by week, things are improving. When I look back from here I just can't believe how long I waited for something to change. When it was me who needed to make that change.
    So here I am at the end of my 1st week (3 half days)back at work feeling greatful. Greatful that all those weeks ago I decided to do something different. Greatful that I was brave for 5 minutes and walked through the door of Unmasked peer support group in Halifax. Greatful for the amazing people I've met there who have helped me week after week and who celebrate my wins with me and help me through my lows. Just greatful.
    Change can be scary but it's essential and it isn't always comfortable but it will be worth it.
    #Unmasked #Depression #Atypicaldepression


    Lyme Disease Awareness in the COVID-19 era #

    Due to the current COVID crisis, we are doing things a little differently this year. Our founder Melissa Ferwerda Bell shares her experience of how COVID-19 has impacted her as a Lyme patient.

    We are asking our followers to post a #FaceMaskSelfie and share information such as:

    How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted you personally as a patient with Lyme?

    How are Lyme disease and COVID-19 similar?

    How are Lyme disease and COVID-19 different?

    Have shelter in place requirements impacted your medical care for Lyme disease and tick-borne co-infections?

    We will be posting graphics created by Jenny Lynn illustrating similarities, differences, and discussion points throughout the month, along with the latest news on Lyme and coronavirus.

    Jenny Lelwica Buttaccio will continue to help behind the scenes and with our Instagram. If you have not done so already, be sure to follow us there! www.instagram.com/lymediseasechallenge/%3Cbr%20data-text=Please" originalText="https://www.instagram.com/lymediseasechallenge/

    Please"> help spread Lyme awareness by participating, engaging and sharing posts!

    #CoronaWithLyme #Unmasked #SilentPandemic #LDC2020 #LymeDiseaseChallenge #Yourstory #lyme #LymeDisease #COVID #COVID19 #CoronaVirus #flattenthecurve #TakeABiteOutOfLyme #LymeDiseaseAwareness #LymeDiseaseAwarenessMonth #facemask #FaceMaskSelfie #FaceMaskFriday #pandemic #LymeIsTheOtherPandemic #LymeIsASilentPandemic #LymePandemic #LymeWarrior #InvisibleIllness #ChronicIllness