Before I contracted Lyme disease along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River in northwest Montana, I had everything I wanted. I had pretty much reached all of the major goals I had set for myself and then some. Not only had I gotten into (and completed) graduate school, but I had done so under […]
There were a couple of moments during Bell’s palsy that were laughable even during the moment. It’s not a funny condition or a fun experience, but it helped my family and I to be able to laugh about it. We have plenty of pirate references, still, that make us laugh, four years later. If I […]
Just two years ago, Nathan DeJong was confined to his house by Lyme disease. He’s since gone through three pairs of shoes in one year and completed an obstacle race, inspiring hundreds of patients. I am re-posting the contents a Facebook group post here, with permission, because even within the first hour or two posted […]
In honor of Public Lands Day, I’m posting this useful diagram from Lyme Disease Association (LDA). Stay safe outside!
This post is a lengthy introduction to a study published in 1986 that speaks directly to the issue of the persistence of Lyme infection. This is one of many studies addressing this question (Lymedisease.org has a useful pdf list of similar evidence) in the past three or more decades. Yet many high profile doctors and […]
Studies show that most people who contract Lyme disease don’t see the tell-tale rash, increasing the need for doctors and the public to understand that not single symptom or test result determines the presence of Lyme. Numbers are available, but the experiences of patients can help bring this point home.
Awareness and education specific to Montana is the primary purpose of this blog. But all Lyme patients benefit from education and outreach, and resources pertaining to states that don’t acknowledge Lyme tend to be pretty applicable in other states in the same boat. There’s no end to the stories of loss and pain brought about […]