|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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- A new tick borne disease and other nasty insects July 22, 2017Lyme disease has been with us for several years and there are few residents who are not familiar with some of the issues that can arise from being infected with the spirochete Here you can find useful examples and description about searching the news archive. Read it carefully to get the best results.
- Congressman Bill Keating secures funding for tick-borne illnesses July 22, 2017WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bill Keating's amendment to procure funds for tick-borne illnesses was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which passed the US House of Representatives last week. The Keating Amendment specifically gives the Department of Defense the authority to partner with medical researchers and universities to test for a […]
- DC-area tick population booming; how to protect yourself new July 21, 2017A thriving tick population means a greater chance for exposure to the insects and the Lyme disease they carry in the D.C. region. A University of Maryland entomologist has tips on how to protect your yard and your family.
- Tick-borne anaplasmosis on the rise in Capital Region July 21, 2017A tick identification card and examples of ticks during a press briefing at the Veteran's Memorial Park Tuesday July 18, 2017 in Ballston Lake, N.Y. A tick identification card and examples of ticks during a press briefing at the Veteran's Memorial Park Tuesday July 18, 2017 in Ballston Lake, N.Y. Bryon Backenson of the state Health Dept shows a nym […]
- A new tick borne disease and other nasty insects July 22, 2017