Patient name: Allie
Description: I talked to Allie Cashel, author and co-founder of Suffering the Silence about her book, the current state of the complicated issues related to Lyme Disease, writing, certainty, and the stress of living with Lyme Disease and all its baggage.
If you missed last week’s episode, I talked to her Suffering the Silence co-founder, Erica Lupinacci, about her health advocacy, media portrayal of chronic illness and disability, challenges she’ll face as an actor with a disability, and doing everything right and still being sick.
You can find the Suffering the Silence online community and photo project at SufferingTheSilence.com, Facebook.com/SufferingtheSilence, @sufferingthesilence on Instagram, @ststogether on Twitter, and get the book, Suffering the Silence: Chronic Lyme Disease in an Age of Denial where books are sold.
About Lyme: Get Informed from the Global Lyme Alliance; Allie is a member of their Junior Board
Information on Lyme Disease from the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA)
About Lyme from the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)
Prevent Lyme Disease from the CDC
Episode 32: Erica talks about the Suffering the Silence community and her health advocacy
Episode 24: Chelsea and I talk about Lyme, and the confusion of her recent diagnosis
Episode 21: Heather and I about PTSD symptoms from experiences related to her chronic illness
My episode of the Lyme Voice Podcast