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.