Today is the last day of Lyme Disease awareness month so I thought I'd share a post about Lyme Disease. Most people don't know anything about Lyme or they think it's no big deal and easy to treat. It's a bacterial infection so just take antibiotics right? WRONG! Lyme is very complicated. It is easy… Continue reading Lyme Disease Awareness: The Lyme Cryme
Today is the last day of May so I am doing this post to raise awareness for this horrific, debilitating and potentially fatal disease. Here are important facts about Lyme Disease A negative test does not mean you do not have Lyme Disease (no matter how many times they run it). Testing Lyme is commonly… Continue reading Lyme Disease Awareness 2018
I recently came across this great video of people describing what it is like living with Lyme Disease. It's really hard for "healthy" people to understand and they say.. You don't get it until you get it. This is so true. You can not even in your most vivid imagination comprehend how horrific, debilitating, painful… Continue reading Chronic Lyme Disease: Life with a Chronic Illness
Why? Because the medical doctors have failed me for over 20 years. I have been disrespected, dismissed, treated like a drug addict, bullied, lied to, told I can't be a patient anymore because I could not drive an hour to my appointment with a level 8 migraine and throwing up, told I was just too… Continue reading I have lost all faith, trust and confidence in our medical community.
It's really difficult to live with a chronic illness especially when it's invisible. People look at me and think I'm fine and people talk to me on the phone and think I sound fine. But so many people including medical professionals think people with a chronic illness or chronic pain are faking it. In fact, when medical… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #21: What is it like to live with Lyme Disease?
It makes sense that when you have a chronic illness you might have some feelings of sadness, hopelessness and loneliness. Even feeling angry that you are constantly sick or grieving for the life you once had. Yes, anyone who is constantly sick day after day gets worn down and feels lost that their suffering may… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #19: Mental Health and Lyme Disease
We are half way thru Lyme Disease Awareness Month so let's review prevention tips before moving on. Remember, PREVENTION IS THE ONLY CURE According to the CDC you can easily treat Lyme Disease and patients are cured after a short course of antibiotics. However, us patient know the truth. Lyme is easy to get, EXTREMELY… Continue reading May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Blog Post #15: Prevention Tips