Danielle, 16, Lyme Patient Unattributed. If you know who’s work this is let me know. It’s floating around the FB Lyme Forums.
(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.
(In her own words and with all relevant permissions) My name is Maggie R. I currently live in Maryland. I am 28 years old and was first diagnosed at 16. I currently live with mild chronic Lyme disease. I was 16 years old and it was the summer between my junior and senior year of … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Maggie R.
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
Alison Easton wrote this for me when I asked her about her Lyme story. And as it reads like an open letter and is in the first person and the declarative style, I will let it stand thus. I have made some minor grammatical corrections for readability but what you see below is one woman’s … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Alison E.
In her own words. (With permission.) ***** Debbie F. LD’s slow but steady ride in my body I was just diagnosed with Lyme Disease after 30 years of symptoms. When I was in 10th grade, just 15 years old, I noticed a round rash on my right arm. I went to the doctor and was … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic –Debbie F
Here is another story written in the person’s own words, once again used with permission. Tonight as I watch the Olympic Games opening ceremonies, I am reminded that not all warriors get medals, not all fights are televised, and that the most worthy people are often those you have never heard of. ***** My … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Dawn L.