"All I had ever heard about Lyme was that you got it from a little tick bite. I never knew this..."
Posted Oct 24 2012 12:06am
All I had ever heard about Lyme was that you got it from a little tick bite. I never knew this disease was not so little. It has the ability to take over your life. I was shocked to hear about all of [my friend’s] symptoms and what this disease had put such a beautiful young woman and her family through. This disease had taken over my friend’s life.
I was even more shocked to learn of the politics revolving around the disease in the medical community. Doctors who’ve saved the lives of patients with Lyme getting their licenses revoked. Which made it difficult for my friend and her family to find a doctor to treat her. (Difficult is an understatement.)
For such a complex disease, for all those who have it, and for all those working to find a cure, why do most people only know Lyme comes from a tick bite and NOTHING of what it can grow to become?
Why is almost every personal account of Lyme littered with a list of misdiagnosis’ by doctor after doctor?
Why was I not already aware of the seriousness of this disease when my friend told me she had it?
I admire the strength and solidarity of the Lyme community more than I can say with words. I’m ready to learn. I’m ready to stand. I’m ready to lend my voice.