How Patients Want to Navigate Chronic Health Issues
February 23, 2018 - When Kate Sheridan was 11 years old, a series of complications from Lyme Disease changed her life dramatically.
“I went from a straight A student to not being able to read and write, a competitive athlete to wheelchair-bound, and developed an intense pain disorder,” she said. “We very suddenly had a lot to manage — medication schedules, dozens of doctor appointments and conflicting diagnoses, school accommodations, medical equipment — all of it was important, and all of it was overwhelming. We hit a low point where we had no way of controlling or even keeping up with what was happening; the whole situation seemed hopeless.”