Hi and welcome to my blog! I’m Katie. I’m 31 and I live in Devon, England with my fiancé and house rabbit, Marbles. I’m a post-doc researcher specialising in child mental health. I am a yogi and a meditator and a lover of life.
I have had weird, unexplained and at times severely disabling symptoms on-and-off since I was a teenager. I have, like many others in my shoes, experienced serious gaslighting from the medical profession along the way and have largely had to navigate my own way through the mess that is complex chronic illness. I have had a variety of diagnoses including chronic reactivating Epstein-barr, PCOS, unexplained infertility, chronic fatigue syndrome, and Lyme disease.
Testing positive for Lyme in 2016 was a huge turning point in my journey and has allowed me to finally focus my efforts on research, learning, and treatment. But it is also a horribly complicated and confusing path and as I wade my way through, I am grateful for this blog as a platform to write about my experiences.
Thanks for visiting Chronic Warrior.