Lyme: Living with Lyme Disease

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I AM NOT A DOCTOR. IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE LYME OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

Okay, let’s begin. This is my story, and as I mention, the stories of Lyme I encounter are as individual as your fingerprints. I’ve known people to get Lyme, get immediate treatment and overcome, while others have gone in the opposite direction spending years mired in the depths of chronic illness. I am somewhere in the middle. But, I am proof that you can overcome this particularly nasty disease and get on with your life. Stay positive, stay proactive, and think marathon not sprint.

The story of Lyme Disease is rife with secrecy, misinformation, and heaps of denial laced with questionable ethics. Lyme is far more prevalent, far more common, and far more far-reaching than most government agencies will admit. Lyme is global. The tick is a remarkable disease delivery machine. Resilient, relentless, and growing in numbers. Lyme is but one of many nasty little gifts this tiny beast can deliver. For those of you who wish to dismiss, wise up. The web of Lyme grows by the day.

And for those of you who contracted Lyme and got over it, well done, but remember, there are many who don’t share your luck or experience. And for those of you who are living with a Lyme patient understand there is no way for you to know just how bad the Lyme experience can be. Stay patient, stay understanding, and be proactive. Good luck.