Hi! I’m Andrea (Wagler) Bontrager. I’m 29 years old and have been diagnosed with Chronic Neurological Lyme & multiple co-infections. Exactly when I became infected is unknown, but it seems to have been about 5 years before my diagnosis in 2010.
Three years after the Lyme diagnosis, I began dealing with a new set of symptoms and it was discovered I had developed dystonia. I received this diagnosis in August of 2013.
Thank you for visiting this blog. The support and prayers of my friends and family have played a tremendous part in my recovery! I’d love to hear from you! You can comment here on the blog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although the road is rough at times, I take great comfort in this fact; I wasn’t chosen at random to be infected by Lyme. God sent the spirochetes into my life for a purpose. This is my calling.
just a bit about me…
I may have Lyme but I don’t want Lyme to define me.
I love the color B L U E, candles on a rainy day and handpicked bouquets. I enjoy exploring old cities, making my house a home and spending time with my husband.
On June 6, 2014 I married an amazing young man who sees beyond my disease to the real me. Joe gallantly pushes my wheelchair, patiently sits by my sickbed and treats me like a queen.
I have a wonderfully supportive family. We have a lot of fun together and our favorite times are just sitting around the table after supper talking about life. My parents are very family oriented and have taught us, by example, how to reach out to those around us, to put relationships before personal gain & how to be humble. They’ve also taught me that while life can be tough, it’s up to me if I’m going to let it affect my happiness and peace with God.
My in-laws are amazing! They have accepted me for who I am. They don’t consider me second rate person simply because I am not the most healthy person, but are very supportive. We don’t get to see them very often as they live in a tiny village in Guatemala, ministering to the Kekchi Indians.