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Lyme Disease Awareness by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease There were protests at the most recent Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) convention in San Francisco.  The IDSA has a small group of ‘professional’ doctors who ... Read on »
Hyperbaric Chamber Treatments & Rejoining Society by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease This reformed claustrophobic will have 5 more Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments this week.  That will complete my first 20 treatments that have been spread out o ... Read on »
Lyme Disease Featured On Katie Couric’s Show by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Today (10/9) Lyme Disease will be discussed on the Katie Couric show.  This in an exciting opportunity to increase our visibility & raise awareness about this terrible dis ... Read on »
Fundraising T-Shirts by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I am selling Lyme Disease t-shirts to help with my medical bills, especially the cost of the hyperbaric chamber treatments.  Please go to the web address below & spread th ... Read on »
Lyme Disease on Katie Couric Show by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Tomorrow, October 9, Lyme Disease & chronic Lyme Disease will be discussed on the Katie Couric show.  This is a great opportunity to spread the word about this disease & i ... Read on »
Pain In The Neck & Other Good Lyme Times by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Most of my time lately has been spent dealing with neck pain & the residual effects.  That is one of the areas of the body that Lyme likes to attack.  Then the shoulder jo ... Read on »
Emotional Roller Coaster by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease The physical symptoms of Lyme Disease (LD) manifest differently from the emotional.  This is a disease that can wreak havoc on your mind.  The emotional symptoms ar ... Read on »
Hyperbaric Chamber Update by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I have completed 8 hyperbaric chamber treatments so far.  After the fifth treatment, over this past weekend, I experienced severe herxing like swelling of the legs & hands ... Read on »
The Next Chapter by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Tomorrow I will start the next chapter in my Lyme Disease (LD) recovery – hyperbaric chamber treatments.  A claustrophobic person in a tube similar to an MRI for 30 minute ... Read on »
Moving Along by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Good news:  I am able to go out more, like church & the grocery store.  I have not needed to use my Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO) or wheelchair or walker for several weeks! ... Read on »
Grateful by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Grateful.  That is probably the last word you think of when talking about Lyme Disease (LD).  Actually, I have so many things to be grateful for at this time.  I have a Ly ... Read on »
Claustrophobia in a Chamber by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Hyperbaric chamber.  It sounds great place for a claustrophobic person like me.  They had to give me medicine just to get through my MRIs!  You can at least see everything ... Read on »
Here A Herx, There A Herx by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Welcome to the world of herxing…fatigue, insomnia, joint pain, swollen limbs, fevers, tooth & jaw pain.  These symptoms remind me that the Lyme fight continues & I am more ... Read on »
The Imperfect Storm by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease The Supreme Court ruling last week that human genes cannot be patented  focused primarily on ovarian & breast cancer.  This could also have a significant impact ac ... Read on »
Brain Games by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Since I was so proud of getting into the pool & walking ‘normally’, I decided to try a water aerobics class.  It’s hard to put into words how happy I am to experience more ... Read on »
Another Milestone…Conquered by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease In June 2011, my Lyme Disease (LD) came on full force.  After waking up with horrible neck pain one day, I could not walk 3 days later.  It has been nearly two years since ... Read on »
Ticks 101 by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease Decide if the following statements are true or false. Ticks are only found in the warmer months (April – September). Lyme Disease only exists in a few st ... Read on »
Biofilm Busters by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease The official competition in the house has begun.  It is called ‘who has the most pills to take on that day’.  Unfortunately, our dog is also in close competition with us. ... Read on »
780 by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease 780 was my bib # for the 1 mile walk I completed successfully!  I am so proud for meeting this milestone.  Nearly 20 friends, old & new, came out to cheer me on.  Next yea ... Read on »
I’m Walkin’, Yes Indeed by lymefighter2012 Posted in: Blog Posts in Lyme Disease I am ready to walk 1 mile wearing ‘normal’ shoes without my Ankle Foot Orthotic (AFO)!  I am so fortunate to be this far in my recovery.  There are so many people who have ... Read on »