So yes, I now know the approximate date of my demise and that is certainly an attitude adjuster. These days I treasure each sunrise, I fear each sunset, I have quit buying things as shipping time has become an issue, or just owning the thing a problem, I just realized I will probably never see … More Whoopee, we’re all gonna die!
(TL;DR – Love wins. Now read the whole thing.) Okay, let’s talk a bit about love versus fear. For me, the holidays are always hard and I tend to make myself and everyone else around me completely miserable, so this year I gave myself a project. I would do something nice for the various people … More Postcards and paranoia.
Just a quick few lines here. It has been forever since I updated this last and largely because I was going through a period of suicidal depression wherein I was letting literally everything else slide. I suppose I could write a good deal more about that – about the doctors and tests and hospital visits … More Whelp, the holidays are here, let’s have some bloody cheer.
IN HER OWN WORDS – The day it all went wrong….. May 20, 2008, started off like any other day. My family and I had just moved into a new house two weeks earlier. It was scorching hot and the only relief, however minuscule came after sundown. We had breakfast, dropped off my daughter at … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Mickie
Danielle, 16, Lyme Patient Unattributed. If you know who’s work this is let me know. It’s floating around the FB Lyme Forums.
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
(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.