Due to my wanderlust, the editor at Lymeology asked me to write an article about traveling with chronic illness. Of course, I said yes. Writing about travel is my favorite.
One of my friends described traveling with Lyme like "traveling with a challenging passenger." An aggravating backseat driver, always interjecting at the wrong times, making everything a little more difficult.
I am so grateful I am still able to do most of the things I used to do before my diagnosis. I may not do everything as well as I did in the past, but I am not bedridden like so many other Lyme patients.
Traveling is one of those things I would be devastated if I had to give up. There are substitutions for certain foods and types of exercise, but there is no substitution for looking out over the Grand Canyon for the first time. I don't want to stop. In fact, I want to travel even more; so, over my last few vacations I developed some strategies to make the most out of my experience. You can read the full post here:
12 Tips on Traveling with Chronic Illness
This is the pill organizer I use when I travel. It fits so many pills and supplements. Also, each day is separate, so you can carry it with you while sightseeing:
And these are the shoes I bought for our most recent travels. They go with any outfit and you can walk around in them for hours:
I'm Kerry and I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in 2016. This is a positive space for those of us coping with Lyme disease and other invisible illnesses.