My Lyme Disease Journey
In 2007 I went from being an active mother of two small boys to a near invalid due to Lyme Disease. I was initially diagnosed and treated by an ID, but only received 3 weeks of doxycycline. When I was no better, in fact, far worse off, after the three weeks, I phoned the ID to explain my condition and was told, “We all have aches and pains. What you’re suffering from has nothing to do with Lyme and is solely old age and arthritis.” Therefore, I did not get better. As I watched my health slip further and further away, I had to search out a Lyme knowledgeable doctor to treat me. A month later, I was lucky enough to find such a doctor. That doctor saved my life. I would not be here today without that doctor, who understood Lyme. Recovery was slow, but I did recover. I also vowed once I recovered I would do all I could to help others with Lyme. This is my effort to help others, to make a difference, because no one should have to suffer the pain of Lyme 24/7 without a cure or hope for a cure.