I also encourage you to listen to my Gab With The Gurus Radio Show about Lyme disease in August. In the show, I discussed my bout with this menacing disease, and I also interviewed Pamela Weintraub, author of the groundbreaking new book, Cure Unkown; Pat Smith, president of the Lyme Disease Association; Bernard D. Raxlen, M.D.; Steven J. Bock, M.D.; Dr. Qingcai Zhang; author Rebecca Wells ("Ya-Ya" novels) and Kris Newby, senior producer of the new documentary, Under Our Skin: The Untold Story of Lyme Disease.
If you don' t know much about Lyme disease, it' s spread by a tick, which is smaller than the tip of a match, as seen above.
If you haven' t seen the documentary, Under Our Skin, you really should! It' s absolutely riveting.
Thanks to Lauren Egler of the Chicago Lyme organization for alerting me to this show and for spreading the word about Lyme disease. Her group just had its 7th showing of the amazing film, Under Our Skin, and 60 people turned out, even in miserable weather, she reports.
Also, please join Lauren, Dr. Joe Jemsek, Kathy Fowler and other Lyme-literate folks to urge Dr. Oz ( email Dr. Oz here) and to write to the Oprah community so that Oprah will do something on her show soon about Lyme disease. It would be great if "Oprah" interviewed Andy, Kathy and others of us, who' ve had Lyme disease.
Stay tuned here, because shortly, I' ll provide a link to a personal essay that I wrote about my confusing bout with Lyme disease when it' s published soon online on a prominent website.