THIS WEBSITE IS ALL ABOUT ME, MY LYME DISEASE JOURNEY, DIAGNOSIS AND HOW I LEARNED TO MANAGE THIS HORRIFIC ILLNESS AND GET MY LIFE BACK! IT'S ALSO ABOUT NASTY TICKS AND TICK REMOVAL! YAY!!!!
MAYBE I CAN HELP YOU TOO?
Welcome to my NOT SO wonderful world of Lyme disease...
My name is Lisa Vallo and I have suffered at the hands of Lyme disease since 2001!
I'm here to offer a little hope and help (if needed) to Lyme disease sufferers worldwide.
FOR ANY SUPPORT, HELP AND ADVICE
PLEASE COME AND SEE ME.
SIMPLY MESSAGE ME FOR A CHAT AND TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!
(I'm based within Yssi Vallo Aesthetics, Guiseley, Leeds LS20 8NH)
WITH EXTREMELY UNRELIABLE NHS TESTING HERE IN THE U.K...
I FOUND MYSELF ALONE ON THE JOURNEY AND VERY SCARED OF WHERE MY HEALTH WAS HEADING!
I'D ASSUMED MY DOC COULD HELP...
HOW WRONG WAS I!
MY ILLNESS WAS COMPLETELY DISMISSED BY THE NHS,
SO...I DECIDED TO HELP MYSELF AND PREY FOR A MIRACLE!
I RESEARCHED AND RESEARCHED AND RESEARCHED THE HOLISTIC ROUTE!
AND....IN THE END, I FOUND SUCCESS!
MY MIRACLE HAPPENED!
It's been a very long and difficult road and
I'M MORE HAPPY TO SHARE MY SURPRISING SUCCESS STORY...
LIVING MY LIFE AGAIN,
RESUMMING MY CAREER,
TRAINING FOR A NEW CAREER,
AND MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING,
BEING HEALTHY AND FEELING FIT AND WELL!
I HAVE MY LIFE BACK!
(AND I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD!)
My name is Lisa Vallo and I have had chronic Lyme disease for around 22 years (undiagnosed for around 14 to 15 of those years!)
My story in the national newspapers 2017 which then went global!
To cut a very long story very short, I have had chronic Lyme disease around 22 years (14/15 of those years undiagnosed - a lot of it a blur as I was asleep!).
My illness is known as chronic Lyme disease due to the length of time suffered.
I have been extremely ill, to the point of being bedridden and thinking the end was nigh!
It's been awful, in fact it's been hideously horrendous.
My global press and TV coverage have helped create awareness of this extremely misdiagnosed disease and I will continue to shout about it until the world is educated.
Once diagnosed (what seemed like millions of years into the illness) via Armin Labs in Germany, I tried finding treatment on the NHS and then privately, both to no avail. I tried rife treatment and pulsed antibiotics but that made me feel even worse! It just wasn't for me, so I had to find another path to wellness!
You know, there's very little out there in the way of understanding and any kind of treatment that offers a realistic, smooth road to health. And, that's what I wanted and needed; a smooth road to better health, not feeling worse during treatment, but a nice steady recovery! Of course, I didn't have a scooby do if that was a ctually going to be possible did I...talk about being daunted, it was a PROPER BIG REAL PROBLEM I was facing but, I was going to find something, I'm a fighter and always have been. So, realising there was no help for me, I took matters into my own hands regarding educating myself and trying to recover from this absolutely SH.T disease. I realised this would be an up hill battle but what choice did I have? It was do or die - that's exactly how I felt! I was a single parent and had no intention of leaving my children alone!
On this journey of discovery I realised that the most important measure anyone alive could take was that of prevention. Successful tick removal is paramount to not actually catching this potentially fatal illness in the first place. Hence I The TickTool! I've removed hundereds of ticks of all sizes from dogs, cats and rabbits with this tool. Initially I tried various other types of removal gadgets but couldn't get to grips with any of them, they just weren't as easy, accurate and as swift to use. This little TickTool is in my opinion the only way to remove a tick. It will even grab hold of the tiny nymph ticks, they're the size of a poppy seed (these are the ones that are more likely to spread the disease as they move quickly like a spider from animal/grass to human flesh - that's how I was bitten), but also they easily remover the large engorged, fat and full of blood ticks equally as well...yak!
Anyway, after an awful lot of research (and I mean an awful lot) I started treating myself holistically about 6 years ago and I haven't looked back.
From being bedridden, feeling like I had been drugged each morning with sleeping pills, unable to work and unable to take care of my children, I now have a full and active life again within a few short years of starting my treatment. I now have hope for a bright and healthy future, I'm actually living it!
My head is swimming with information on the subject of Lyme disease nowadays and I have to share it which is the main reason I set up this website. I am passionate about educating people on the perils of the tick, which is basically a blood sucking spider that mainly comes into our lives on the backs of our pets or whilst out walking in the park and woodlands.
I don't believe there's a one-size-fits-all treatment due to the nature of the illness and it's complexities but from the information I have gathered from chatting to hundreds if not thousands of Lyme sufferers, most could do with starting the road to recovery via boosting their immune system's, boosting their healthy gut bacteria and combating Jarisch Herxheimer reactions (a mish mash of all the symptoms including the feeling of a vice crushing the head to the debilitating fatigue and air hunger). I truly believe these vile symptoms can be improved drastically with a few simple steps.
A big issue with Lyme is the "Jarisch Herxheimer reaction", more commonly known as a "herx", which occurs approximately once a month to most sufferers. This reaction is caused when a certain amount of the bacteria (aka spirochetes) die off naturally within our bodies. This process makes us feel really really unwell, to say the least! It can feel like our body is literally packing in, giving up the fight and we can often feel that at this point this might be where we leave this earth, it really is that bad! That's how I used to feel. It's hard to believe isn't it? I would sincerely not wish this illness on anyone!
This site is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment or medical advice, merely options for those who are completely fed up of living the Lyme life... as I was, and at the time had NO CLUE WHATSOEVER where to turn or who to ask for any kind of help and support. It was a horrible place to be and still is for thousands of you out there. I completely understand and hope that I can offer some hope.
Any questions please just ask and happy reading.
Frightening Lyme disease facts:
1 in every 29 ticks in the UK carries Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is a potentially deadly bacteria caused by a tick bite.
A bullseye rash is indicative of Lyme disease. You have the rash, you have the disease 100%.
Not everyone gets the rash, I DIDN'T!
Lyme disease is estimated to be the first worldwide epidemic of climate change by 2028.
Lyme disease is estimated to be a bigger epidemic than HIV.
Contrary to popular belief, Lyme disease is very common, it's just more common for it to be misdiagnosed... Could you be living with it?
If caught early enough Lyme disease can be treated successfully with antibiotics by the NHS with a 3 to 12 week course.
If not caught early enough Lyme disease turns into chronic Lyme disease and at this stage is not treated by the NHS. Unbelievably, most health care proffessionals do not believe in the existence of chronic Lyme disease yet, which is astounding!
There is NO known CURE for chronic Lyme disease worldwide.
The NHS do NOT provide any medical assistance what-so-ever for chronic Lyme disease sufferers. This is why I took matters into my own hands.
It is estimated that there could be as many as 50,000 new cases of Lyme disease in this country each year. However, with the UK's inadequate testing system only 3,000 cases are being correctly diagnosed. The problem is Lyme disease can also be mistaken for other serious illnesses like Althzeimers, MS, fibromyalgia, ME, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinsons and more than 350 other diseases.
A bite from a tick can be mistaken for many debilitating illnesses.
It can be mistaken for hundreds of disabilities, due to unbelievably poor testing here in the UK.
Lyme disease can even cause death!
Diseased carrying ticks are everywhere in the UK and worldwide now and are having regular nibbles on us and our pets. Sometimes they can be so tiny that they go completely undetected.
Becoming flu like a few days after a bite is quite normal and naturally most of us will simply think we have caught a virus and that we’ll soon be well again. We simply won’t connect the sudden bout of illness to a tick bite... I mean, why would we (especially if we never saw the tick - like me)? This is where the problem potentially starts. We may start to feel well again...great, but if you are now battling Lyme your health will begin to yo-yo, and this will get more and more regular, it's what happens as your body is fighting the disease as the bacteria begin to flourish in your organs, tissue and blood. Bit of a nightmare situation could be developing here, as I'm sure you can see! You head to the docs and explain you're always feeling ill, it's been going on for months! You feel tired, chest pains, difficulty breathing, no appetite, no conversation, NO LIFE! You get some blood tests done, and they all come back normal! You repeat this process over the next few years, your health deteriorating more and more every day. You get told you're depressed, you're a hypocondriac, you're imaging your illness, you may even get laughed at, and you'll also be asked
"What do you think is wrong with you?" asks doc
"I'm ill, your the medical proffessional, please help" you'll reply.
When we are so ill, we cannot articulate ourselves. We are unable to clearly communicate just how utterly diminished we are feeling. We literally become a shell of our former selves. It's very very sad.
Lyme disease cannot be cured once the bacteria have taken up residence in our organs, our cells and our tissues. Antibiotics will not touch them there! They will live within the confines of our bodies for the rest of our lives and will most likely reep havoc with our immune systems and cause untold misery and ill health, possibly even death within the next few years. How do I know? Because I’ve lived through this nightmare and I need to share ny new found knowledge and hopefully offer some hope to fellow sufferers and their families.
So what exactly is Lyme disease?
Lyme disease is a potentially deadly bacteria called Borrelia Burgdorferi which is transmitted to humans by a tick bite.
Once in our systems, the bacteria can affect the whole body.
If treated early enough, Lyme disease can sometimes be cured with a 3 - 12 weeks course of antibiotics, however, if left undiagnosed (as I was for 14 years) or untreated there is NO CURE and very little treatment available.
Untreated or undiagnosed Lyme is known as chronic Lyme disease or Late Stage Lyme disease.
I have been a chronic Lyme sufferer now since 2001. People like me usually become their own guinea pigs and/or seek private medical help/treatment (often abroad).
There is NO TREATMENT what-so-ever available on the NHS for chronic Lyme disease.
Life can be unbareable living with the condition and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
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This website was founded by Lisa Vallo, Lyme disease sufferer and awareness campaigner.
I have sufferers contacting me on a daily basis from all over the world asking me how I got better, after seeing my various national and international press articles. I have been overwhelmed be the shear volume of people suffering from this most misunderstood and misdiagnosed illness. Most sufferers of this disease are still misdiagnosed due to the acuracy of our NHS testing, I'll explain all later.
27.01 | 14:17
Thank you for sharing your story and encouraging others. Keep going warrior!! 💚💚💚💚
27.01 | 14:09
Love your website! Thanks for sharing, great information! Good luck in your healing journey 💚