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A Decade with Lyme

It's official: 2020 is here. A new year, and a new decade. I actually made resolutions this year: Get out of my job of the last 12 years, spend more time with Kestrel, dedicate myself to yoga, get to a neurologist to get definitive answers regarding my chronic neurological pain disorder, the usual. But this is also a time of reflection; when I look back at the past decade, the struggles Kestrel and I have had, the little victories, and what's to come. The one thing that really stands out, the umbrella over this decade has been one thing: Lyme.

Mind you, I certainly didn't want it to be. I had so many hopes and dreams. And while we've had some accomplishments, getting those felt like trying to move a K-rail. 10 years ago if you had told me this disease was going to define our decade I would have laughed. But I'm getting ahead of myself...

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In 2008 my mother purchased Kestrel from the UVM Morgan Horse Farm in Weybridge, VT. He was fully trained, an excellent …

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