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.
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.
Art of the day – next story will be up after edits tomorrow. *If you know whose work this is TELL ME. I want to credit them properly. Edit: I think it’s Luba Williams but I’m not sure, my files got scrambled 😦
With permission and edited for misspellings: A Life-Changing Year I am a 45-year-old wife, mother of three, and professional. I had always been the most optimistic, joyful, and healthy person as I journeyed through my very happy life. I had encountered some minor trials in my life, but nothing like what I encountered in October … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic -Annalisa W.
The heroine of this Lyme story has much to share. She is an intelligent and articulate Southern Belle 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 – Sophie
Text reads : “Living the Lyme Life”
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
This was written in May of this year (2016) as a late addition to the book I was still pretending to write. Like many people with Lyme, Steve developed first leaky gut syndrome, and then the cataclysmic allergies that tend to go with that. It’s partially the disease and partially the heavy load of oral … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Steve
Dear friends, I learned a hard lesson today. That lesson is that I cannot be the person I wanted to be. 20 plus years ago I was bitten by a tick. I came down with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and I spent some time in a hospital. For the next 17 years I was subject … More Lyme Disease: Stories From the Front Lines of An Epidemic – Author’s Note