Lyme Disease is no longer a Northeast problem. It's a nationwide issue. While the CDC reports that nearly 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease are reported each year, I estimate that the number is far greater. And while I do not advocate staying indoors and avoiding the great outdoors all together, I do recommend that … Continue reading Lyme Disease Prevention: 5 Tips to Be Tick Smart
As I mentioned in my last post, my son had found a tick embedded inside of his shoulder. Try as I might I could not remove the tick. I was on and off the phone with my husband discussing ways to remove the little pest. My oldest son was scouring the internet in search of … Continue reading An Inconvenient Meeting
Yesterday morning my 14 year old son came down stairs visibly flustered. "There's a tick stuck in me." I squinted and strained my eyes to try and decipher what I was actually looking at. This was a speck, no bigger than a grain of sand or the tip of a pin; it could easily be … Continue reading Letting Down Your Guard
Last year I took some time to write about my experience with undiagnosed Lyme Disease. I've decided to dedicate the next few blog posts to discussing Lyme Disease as it relates to children. It's one thing when we experience illness ourselves, but it can be downright heart-wrenching to watch a loved one battle illness, especially … Continue reading Children and Lyme Disease – Part I
Before we start today, let me toss out my little disclaimer: The information found here is not a substitute for medical care. You should always consult a qualified physician regarding any of your healthcare concerns. Thank you for reading last week's posts regarding my experience with Lyme Disease. I can't begin to tell you how … Continue reading Lessons from a Lymie!
Continued from my previous posts: Lyme Disease I, Lyme Disease II, and Lyme Disease III. Sickness and deterioration had become the new norm for me. It had been so many years since I had been normal that I plum forgot what normal actually felt like. But that would soon begin to slowly change. There are … Continue reading Lyme Disease Part IV: Finding Normal Again
A continuation of my previous posts Lyme Disease Part I and Lyme Disease Part II. With one year of care with my "alternative" practitioner under my belt, good things were happening. I had more energy, could breathe better, and was gaining back some of my lost cognitive skills. My twice weekly appointments were reduced to … Continue reading Lyme Disease Part III: Rock Bottom