|I can be a very complex person at times with lots of interests and passions.
I love a babies laugh, a kittens purr, the ocean lapping at my feet and the sun on my face.
Lyme Disease and other infections.
More than 30 years of various ailments that couldn’t be explained by any of the doctors I’ve seen, has whiddled my life away. Last year I was finally diagnosed as having Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, EBV and Babesiosis.
My passion for animals, hiking, camping and being in the wilderness has probably exposed me to these hideous diseases.
At any point in my life exposure to these diseases could have happened as I had started having symptoms in my late teens. Over the years the symptoms would come and go. I’ve lost count of how many specialists I’ve seen and how many family doctors I’ve been to. Not a single doctor ever asked me what my life style was or where I’ve lived.
In Az. I was bitten a few times (that I’m aware of) by ticks. The doctor said to wash the site and watch for a rash. I never had one, ever.
I moved to NJ and the first thing the doctor tested for was Lyme. Sure wish I had gone to the East Coast sooner. Now I face years of treatments that may or may not work and much of the damage to my nervous system, joints and brain is possibly permanent.
That’s one battle to fight. Now the fight to get those treatments, the fight to get the insurance companies to cover the meds needed, the fight to get the IDSA to realize that we all arent cut from the same mold and 20 days antibiotics max. does nothing to help if you’ve been infected for years.
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- Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought July 21, 2018Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, according to a study published online July 12 in PLOS ONE . These findings are the result of an unexpectedly successful effort by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation to collec […]
- Public given 'wrong advice' about a life-threatening health condition July 20, 2018WOODLAND walkers are being put at risk of deadly Lyme disease because they're being given the wrong advice about ticks, according to new research. Official guidance warns people to 'stick to paths whenever possible' in the countryside to avoid coming into contact with ticks, which spread the disease.
- Tick season: Better testing for Lyme on the way July 20, 2018July is a peak month for deer ticks to transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease especially in N.J. where cases shot up last year. Tick season: Faster, more precise testing for Lyme disease is on the way, researchers say July is a peak month for deer ticks to transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease especially in N.J. where cases shot up last year […]
- Tick talk: Youngsters in Worcester get words of warning July 20, 2018WORCESTER – Nancy Fox tested negative for Lyme disease one morning 15 years ago, then positive in more extensive tests the same evening. That day she was taking her father to see Dr. Gregory Bach, a "Lyme literate" doctor in Maryland, where she lives, for tests for the same disease.
- Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought July 21, 2018