Hi. My name is Hannah. I’m 41 years old. I’m originally from the UK but currently live in Sydney, Australia. I love horses, photography, art, nature, sustainability & travel.
In my 20s I was very active, competing horses, running in charity events, skiing, hiking, sailing, travelling and generally enjoying life. I first became sick in 2006 after travelling around the world for a year.
I struggled with strange flu-like symptoms and exhaustion that I couldn’t shake off. I steadily got sicker with over 30 horrible symptoms over the next 6 years until I was almost bed-ridden and could only stand upright for 1 or 2 hours a day if I was lucky.
Multiple tests in the UK didn’t show up anything obvious and I struggled on trying to work and be ‘normal’. I moved to Darwin, Australia in 2009 and suddenly took a severe turn for the worse.
My 6 year relationship ended as I was constantly sick and struggling emotionally. I was forced to close my business, leave my apartment and move into a share house. I lost my social life and many friends as I struggled to even do basic daily tasks.
I saw several doctors and a well recommended naturopath who discovered that my body systems were basically “shot to pieces” but she couldn’t work out why.
I was told I’d got ‘chronic fatigue’ by my doctor and I’d just have to deal with it and manage the symptoms with paracetamol as best I could. I said “Are you serious??!”
This conclusion was complete rubbish to me. Something was causing this total nose-dive in my physical & mental health and I was going to get to the bottom of it…
Layers of LYME
Hannah Green – Sydney & London