Diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease: Anyone else?
Two and half years ago I came down with Lyme Disease! Living in a State, New Mexico ,that does not reognize it my chances of getting properly diagnoised and treated were Slim to None! I found Mayo Connect, MY LIFE SAVIOR!
My Lyme has turned int Late Stage Chronic Lyme Disease! This last year it has been particularly Hard. The week that Covid hit I was on a business trip that was long and involved! Needless to say, those of you who have Lyme know, doing such a trip is a sure fire way to what I call my "Lyme Episodes"!
I was down for over two months! But I decided to spend this time to do research on Lyme!
I've read several books by Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dr. Rawls, and Susan Strasheim plus continuing resereach on line. They were all very helpfull in understanding this Horrible Disease!
Unfortunately there are no easy answers for a cure or help without going to great deal of travel and medical Expense, non of which offered a better that 50/50 change they could help you for the rest of your life!
Seeing that Covid and Lyme have similar symptons I have been tested several time to make sure I don't have the virus. Everytime it comes back Negative! Which is Good and Bad! Good because I don't have the virus, bad because it just means Lyme is taking its tolll on me! This last 9 months have been the worst I've experenced with Lyme!
FIRST, for some reason Mayo Connect dropped out of my computer system! It just came back up yesterday! Glad to be back on board!
SECOND, I'D LIKE TO SEND OUT A THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE MENTORS, AND OTHER SUBSCRIBERS WHO HAVE HELPED ME MENTALLY THROUGH THIS LAST TWO AND A HALF YEARS.
I welcome any help or suggestions you may have to help me through this! I'm also here to answer any questions new people may have about Lyme Disease! Not that I have all or any of the answers, I can let you know how I have made it through it.
In the past year there have been more websites who have come on board to help Lyme patients. I would be glad to send you a list of them that you may not know about! Or let me know the ones I don't know about!
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME