Episode 173: Healing Architect – an interview with Max Janssens


Maxine (Max) Janssens is a 27-year-old architect and project manager from Perth, Australia. In 2019, Ms. Janssens and her partner took a trip to explore the west coast of the United States. At the behest of an Australian friend who contracted Lyme while traveling in the US, Ms. Janssens took precautions to protect herself from ticks and Lyme, including, daily tick checks. Shortly after returning from her trip, she began to suffer undiagnosed acute Lyme symptoms and within 6 months her “bone crushing” fatigue and brain fog required her to stop working and to return home to live with her parents. Fortunately, a friend recognized her symptoms and recommended her to one of the few Lyme literate doctors in Perth Australia who diagnosed her with Lyme. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman is using her architecture and project management skill sets to design her recovery from chronic Lyme disease, then tune in now!