27 episodes

Welcome to the Two Much Lyme podcast! Our names are Julia and Maddy and we both live with late-stage Lyme disease. Our conversations focus on the challenges of living with chronic illness through multiple stages of life, including college and early career. For this podcast we are partnering with Global Lyme Alliance, the largest Lyme nonprofit. We will highlight their initiatives, the research they fund, as well as interview Lyme-literate doctors to provide multiple perspectives on a complex disease.

Click here to support Global Lyme Alliance

https://globallymealliance.org/donate-today/

Two Much Lyme Maddy and Julia

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Welcome to the Two Much Lyme podcast! Our names are Julia and Maddy and we both live with late-stage Lyme disease. Our conversations focus on the challenges of living with chronic illness through multiple stages of life, including college and early career. For this podcast we are partnering with Global Lyme Alliance, the largest Lyme nonprofit. We will highlight their initiatives, the research they fund, as well as interview Lyme-literate doctors to provide multiple perspectives on a complex disease.

Click here to support Global Lyme Alliance

https://globallymealliance.org/donate-today/

    Emotional Healing

    Emotional Healing

    In a follow-up to the previous episode, "Hope, Healing, and Living in the Gray," Julia and Maddy talk about the emotional side of healing. Illness is traumatic, but living in survival mode often forces us to prioritize physical healing. Both of us have come to realize how important it is to our healing to address our emotional health and calm our nervous systems. Listen in for the unique ways doing this has played a part in our healing journeys. 

    • 46 min
    Hope, Healing, and Living in the Gray

    Hope, Healing, and Living in the Gray

    When it comes to healing, the light at the end of the tunnel can be very dim at times. In a hopeful conversation, Julia and Maddy talk about the big strides they’ve taken in healing and what it feels like to get something back on this illness journey. Both discuss the moments they believed healing was impossible, and how learning to live in the grey has helped them find peace.

    • 34 min
    Mighty Well's Emily Levy on Finding Purpose in Illness

    Mighty Well's Emily Levy on Finding Purpose in Illness

    On this episode of the Two Much Lyme Podcast, Maddy and Julia talk to Emily Levy, Lyme Warriror and Co-Founder of the Mighty Well adaptive wear company and community. Emily started the company out of necessity after beginning IV therapies and struggling to find comfortable covers to keep her PICC line safe. Mighty Well has expanded to all types of products that make the lives of patients so much easier. Emily speaks to the challenges of starting a business while chronically ill, the tips she has for anyone with an idea, and how she ultimately combined her passion and illness into a company that fights to ensure patients live with confidence, comfort, and dignity.
    Learn more about Mighty Well: https://mighty-well.com/pages/our-mission
    The Global Lyme Alliance: https://www.globallymealliance.org/donate-today/?hsLang=en
    Connect with Us: 
    Instagram: @two.muchlyme podcast 
    Website: twomuchlymepodcast.com

    • 40 min
    Friendships and Chronic Illness

    Friendships and Chronic Illness

    As a celebration of the Two Much Lyme Podcast's one year anniversary, one of Maddy's favorite people in the world is on the podcast. Taylor and Maddy's 17- year friendship has seen it all over the years, and it has evolved to incorporate Maddy's illness. This episode is for supporters and friends, aiming to validate their feelings of fear, guilt, and frustration. Taylor gives awesome tips on how to support a friend experiencing an illness, and talks about the emotions that come up in these unique relationships. 

    • 42 min
    Taking Exams while Managing an Illness

    Taking Exams while Managing an Illness

    Exam season is challenging for everyone. It can be stressful, long, and require an enormous amount of work. When dealing with an illness, these challenges are magnified. Listen in as Maddy recalls her recent experience taking law school exams, and gives tips to manage a flare while studying!

    • 34 min
    Managing Illness During the Holidays

    Managing Illness During the Holidays

    The holiday season can be a time of intense joy, but can also be really challenging when you are dealing with an illness. Being in new environments and out of your routine can often cause flare-ups that put a damper on the holiday season. Misunderstandings are common, and it can be difficult to stick to your boundaries. Listen in for Julia and Maddy’s experiences during the holidays, and how they've tried to manage their illnesses while around different people, foods, and opportunities.
        

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Lisa Lyme ,

Lyme

Thank you for sharing your day to day stories. As a mom that has suffered tremendously with chronic Lyme for 10 years it’s nice to hear your not alone and you can heal. Thank you for giving me inspiration to keep pushing forward 💚

CourtDunphy ,

Love.

Love the podcast. Julia and Maddy are vulnerable, honest, and empowering. I am excited to learn more about their healthcare experiences and how to, as a future physician, support and validate people with chronic illness.

allie hen ,

My New Favorite Podcast!!

I’m so thankful I found these girls. Their outlook on gratitude and ability to breakdown the reality of chronic illness and lyme disease allows me to process my own journey with chronic illness. Chronic illness can feel so lonely and misunderstood by those close to you and these girls were able to breakdown their experiences into something so familiar. There is such power and comfort in this community and I can’t wait to see how these girls impact and educate through this podcast.