This is the story of a lady from Maryland whose story is a bit stranger than most. While Lyme is frequently misdiagnosed and/or untreated, this story forces me to believe that many in the medical community are more in need of our aid than I had previously supposed. For D. , it all started with … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – D. from Maryland
Since this was written in an open format and with the public in mind as a post on her blog (and graciously shared) , I will allow it to stand as such and make only spelling and grammar corrections as needed. For more from this brave lady’s blog see the source list at the back … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Lauren H. L.
When I first offered to write this book, I had no idea what kind of response I would get…and so I was perhaps a bit surprised when the first offer to share I got came from not a person but an organization that had created a fundraiser for a person. But, hey, okay, whatever. There … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Elizabeth C.
Lyme Encephalopathy By Angela Castle on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1:47pm (Used with permission. Unchanged from original.) Distinct pattern of cognitive impairment noted in study of Lyme patients 1) Cognitive Characteristics of Chronic Lyme Encephalopathy On the basis of both a formal neuropsychological study of 49 patients (APA 5/96) … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Nonfic Insert – Lyme Encephalopathy
The heroine of this Lyme story has much to share. She is an intelligent and articulate Southern Bell who hails from Atlanta, Georgia. She is 43 years old and a mother of three, whose troubles began in August of 2010, with what she thought was a “bug bite”. It turned out to be that, all … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Amalee
(In her own words) My name is Dawn. I am a 35 year old, registered nurse, living in Ottawa, Ontario Canada and I have had Lyme disease for close to 5 years. I can’t even pinpoint when it started. Never remember the bite, don’t remember the bulls-eye rash but I remember when I was at … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Dawn L. – Registered nurse.
(In her own words.) I got bit by a tick when I was 15 years old. I did not have a rash and the doctors at the time did not believe one can have Lyme if they did not have a rash, end of story. They were WRONG! Since I was 15, I had reoccurring … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jillian C.
Jesse speaks::: As far back as my teenage years (early 1980’s) I remember feeling “sickly” & having mental confusion. In my early 20’s these things got worse & I wondered if I was going crazy. Landed a career as a jeweler in a jewelry store setting stones, soldering gold- jewelry repair. I would have outbursts of anger … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jesse H.
The Red Cross Blood Donation Disconnect It is confusing as all get out to me that the American Red Cross, bulwark of public safety, and the biggest source of US blood donations, absolutely will not accept blood from patients who have had babesia and in the majority of states will not accept blood from people … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Nonfic Insert 1 – Some Lyme Paradoxes – Sam S.
This person insists upon not being named here. Prefers that I not even use any gender pronouns. This person has perhaps legitimate concerns about how posting any part of their story might impact their treatment and life at this juncture. So here is their story in their own words. ANONYMOUS – A FAILED SUICIDE On … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Anonymous