“What do you fear, lady?” he asked.
“A cage,” she said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
I am a Lyme disease survivor and a proud member of the PCT Class of 2017.
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in June 2014 and Bartonella in April 2015 after experiencing years of unexplained health issues. Living with chronic illness often means living behind bars, unable to pursue dreams or even participate in the activities of daily life. I chose to write under the name Eowyn because the character, and in particular the above quote, resonated with me when I was sick.
I started this blog to share my experiences with those who are struggling with Lyme disease or another chronic illness, with those who have a loved one struggling with illness, or those who may be interested in my story. My dream of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail began as a means of fighting Lyme disease. In 2017, my dream of hiking the PCT becomes reality!
In addition to the photos posted on this blog, I’m posting lots of PCT photos on Instagram @eowynhikes
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