Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Mickie

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

Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – D. from Maryland

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

Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Lauren H. L.

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.

Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Elizabeth C.

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 Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Nonfic Insert – Lyme Encephalopathy

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

Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Dawn L. – Registered nurse.

(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.

Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jillian C.

(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.

Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of an Epidemic – Jesse H.

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.