In 1995 I contracted Lyme disease, with co-infections of bartonella and babesia aftering being bitten by a deer tick. I will not even begin to address the horrors of living with Lyme disease here, but will say that in the corners of this cross stitch banner, “Three Wise Men” is a message about beating Lyme.

I was so stricken it would take me an hour to sew 20 stitches.  You can imagine how long this took to make, and why, in the corners, I stitched the little message “Finshed on time despite the lyme.”

Fuck you lyme.  Seriously, fuck you.

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