04/07/2013 12:36 pm ET

After Lyme Disease, Glennon Melton Learned To Put Herself First

After I found out I had neurological Lyme disease, I spent two painful years attempting to recover. Since there was no end in sight, I thought a lot about how I’d change things if I ever got my life back. I considered how I would spend my energy if I were ever granted any. When I finally climbed out of bed, I decided that to the greatest extent possible, I would quit doing the things I didn’t like to do and do the things I did like to do.