Paula is a full time wife, the oldest of three siblings, a fun-loving Aunt to her nieces and nephews. Before her life as a Lymie, she was a full time employee in a busy dental office and had been in the travel industry for 18 years, traveling all over the world. She was born in Massachusetts and has lived in Maine, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia before settling back down again in Maine. She managed travel agencies in North Carolina and Virginia and worked as both a leisure and corporate travel agent here in Maine.
Paula is an avid gardener, loves going to yard sales and spending time with her family and her very two spoiled dogs, Cody and Lily. She has deep spiritual roots and a deeply seeded desire to help those in need. She is a part of the Celebrate Recovery group in Waldoboro, Maine. Paula’s Lyme Journey: Paula was bit by a tick in October 2009 and thus began her journey as a Lymie, going undiagnosed for almost 18 months and seeing countless doctors who diagnosed her with everything from Panic Attacks, to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to Fibromyalgia to MS and everything in between. Her central nervous system was shutting down. Walking took great effort as did not dropping things. Her vision and hearing was greatly affected and brain fog became a permanent fixture. Her fate was finally sealed in February 2011 when she met the first member of her Lyme team and by April 2011, Paula not only had confirmation of Neurological Lyme Disease, Babesia, Bartonella, RMSF and Ehrlichiosis, but a team of experience Lyme Literate doctors that would walk with her on her 3 year journey back to health. Slowly, she began to meet other Lymie’s along her journey and things started to begin to make sense. Awareness led to education which led to more awareness which led to strength. Sharing stories and experiences, fears and encouragement is what led Paula to becoming a Lyme Warrior after receiving her remission status in April 2014.
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