Not so Wordless Wednesday – Lyme Sucks!

I am not sure if any of you know this. But I have Chronic Lyme disease. I probably got it when I was about 11, growing up in the trees and woods. I never thought about getting Lyme disease. My Gram would always tell me to watch out for ticks, but only because those lil “buggers” would latch on to your skin and suck out your blood. I didn’t know then that I could and would catch a life threatening disease that 30 years later would be one of the biggest fights of my whole life.

Lyme sucks. You never know what you are going to wake up with. You know that it’s going to get worse and you are just thankful that it’s only pain today and you can still walk. You hug your children tight, and pray that they don’t learn that this is passed down to our children. But every time they have an ache or pain, you silently fear that it is your fault.

There’s no cure. The treatments make you feel miserable, but they treat the symptoms and they will come back. The more that you think about your disease, the more it seems to rise up and slap you around.

I hear people all the time say..” Oh, I have a XXX with Lyme. ” or know someone with it. And yet even though Lyme is one of the most common diseases.. it’s one that few actually think about until they have it. Then we think about it all the time. We need to find a cure, a treatment, support, but until someone famous starts screaming for help… it won’t get as much attention.

Please, talk about Lyme. Ask your doctors about Lyme. Become more aware of Lyme!

15 comments

  1. I`d no idea about Lyme disease until I read this. And to think that it is spread by ticks! I remember having ticks as a kid. Googled after your post and found ticktalkireland.org to be an excellent website. It`s specifically about Lyme disease in Ireland of course, but a lot of it is relevant to anyone with. or wishing to prevent Lyme.
    Wishing you well.

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  2. Awareness indeed. I learned about it for the first time from your blog and also the fact that it is incurable. Very sad. I hope reasearch must be on the way and they will find something to deal with this. All the best, Crysta.

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    • I am really glad I could help.

      What’s been going on with your son?

      Information that could be life saving shouldn’t cost a dime. I am glad that you found some answers.

      I hope your son feels better soon.

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  4. Thank you for raising awareness on this issue. We have an epidemic of ticks here this season. When my husband went in for treatment with his last tick bite, we discovered a new doctor in the practice, from NJ, who is an expert on Lyme disease. She offered a tremendous amount of good information, and reassured my husband that the tick I’d removed from him (Lone Star Tick) isn’t a carrier. We’ve had so many bites since we moved to this property it is a constant concern. I’m so happy to see awareness raised in May- when they appear most places. My first tick bite came in March this year…. Best wishes to you for health and healing. Have you researched colloidal silver? Some have used it for Lyme, and report successful outcomes. WG

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    • Thanks for checking out the article. I am really glad you and your husband are aware of the problem. I haven’t researched colloidal silver yet. ( I will today. ) I use a combo of Milk Thistle, Dandelion, and Magnesium daily along with a few other antibacterials and detox foods. Thanks for the suggestion!

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      • I’ve heard of that combination. Echinacea/Goldenseal, if you can tolerate it, is another anti-microbial which might help with the milk thistle. Colloidal Silver was widely used before pharmaceutical antibiotics were available. I’ve used it for years both topically and internally, with only positive effects. Here is information on the brand we’ve chosen to use: http://www.natural-immunogenics.com/
        Best wishes, Crysta, for complete healing. May your energy and health be restored! Hugs, WG

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  5. Good on your for spreading awareness – I barely knew anything about the condition until reading this post. I’m so sorry to hear how it will affect you now and in future, but by spreading the word you are making a big difference to future victims xx

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