Kaleigh’s Story

Site created on February 27, 2021

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. My family, Seth and I are using it to keep close family and friends updated on my fight against Stage 3, Chronic Lyme Disease. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time. Thank you for visiting.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Kaleigh Schmidt

On Thursday, I had a follow up appointment with my primary doctor and we’ve made the decision to go to Mayo Clinic for further testing and answers. He is working on sending the referral to them and I should be hearing from their scheduling department this week. This is wonderful news! 

Late Friday evening, my muscle spasms moved to my chest/neck and made it feel like my breathing was being constricted and someone was choking me. My dad and I went to the ER and they reassured me that regardless of how tight my neck gets, the spasms won’t be able to cut off my breathing; I just have to fight through it. My Co2 levels were also high because of my breathing patterns during the spasms. They also gave me tips for this. 


Overall, I’m feeling very worn out and physically weak. This week is the bridal show I’ve been planning for Five Points! A large portion of my planning/prepping for this event has taken place at home. I’m so thankful for Five Points and their amazing staff and their support during this time. I’m really looking forward to seeing the event come together. 

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