Romy Rosen’s Lyme Hack:
Romy Rosen recommends you have a journal just for your Lyme disease thoughts. If you’re a write like Romy and you like to journal a lot, having a journal dedicated to Lyme is therapist-recommended tool that helps you contain your thoughts. This can look like having one journal for daily thoughts, gratitude, manifestations, and more, while having a separate journal that’s just about Lyme. The Lyme journal can include things like doctors’ notes, appointment notes, symptom tracking, or even ranting during bad days when you’re angry at the world for having Lyme disease. A Lyme journal really helps you organize your thoughts better. Another really important reason to keeping a separate Lyme journal is that it helps you keep your Lyme identity in one place and your other identity in another place, so it doesn’t feel like they are both constantly being overwhelmed by each other. It also really helps you focus in on how you’re feeling toward Lyme, but that doesn’t represent how you feel as a whole, and that’s important to remember!
Romy is a 20-year-old college student from Portland, Oregon. Ms. Rosen and her family lived in Connecticut until she was diagnosed with Lyme disease at the age of 7 years old. The framework for Ms. Rosen’s childhood healing journey was built by her mother, resulting in symptom remission at the age of 13. Three years later, Ms. Rosen suffered a relapse triggering her to take control of her healing by learning and then building on the framework constructed for her during childhood. To defeat the initial relapse, and then prevent a second, Ms. Rosen seamlessly integrated a diverse set of physical and mental healing modalities. If you would like to learn more about how a young woman built on a childhood healing foundation by integrating eastern and western medicine to treat chronic Lyme disease, then tune in to episode 148 of our Tick Boot Camp Podcast!