Jesse Mercury

SciFi Synthpop Artist and Podcast Host

SciFi #73: Maybe He’s Born With It, Maybe It’s Lyme Disease (Part 1)

Jesse chronicles his lifelong mystery illness, newly revealed to be Lyme disease.


  1. thank you for doing this. for sharing your experiences. for being real about the frustrations and general shittiness of dealing with chronic pain, doctors, and being told it’s all in your head. for continuing the search and talking about it. i have been dealing with chronic pain for nearly five years now, austensibly from an injury which i sustained the summer i was twenty six. but i know there must be something i’m missing. i’m tired of doctors telling me it’s all in my head, or a feedback loop which i just haven’t yet effectively broken, or because of my environment or habits. i’ve completely changed my lifestyle, my consumption habits, my environment… i do somuchfuckingyoga. but not the intsagrammable kind where i’ve practiced daily for four years and can therefore now contort and do handstands; i’m still laying on the ground amidst the flatulence of the 50+ crowd, practicing breathing. i’ve recently had the inkling that i should research lyme disease. i stumbled upon your podcast today and it has sparked a fire. so thank you for putting this out there. thank you for sharing your voice. i look forward to the next part.

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