Posted on Apr 30, 2017 in Blog |
May has been proclaimed as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia (thank you Representative Barbara Comstock!). Each day, for 30 days, I am providing readers with information relating to Lyme Disease that you may not necessarily know, but hopefully, will find helpful.
My purpose for this is threefold:
My aunt died from complications of Lyme Disease in 2002 and I didn’t know much about it except that she had been bitten by a tick. There is much more to this story and I think others should hear it so they will know too.
I suffered from various ailments throughout my lifetime, having no idea until 2009 that 90% of them were all related – they were all symptoms of co-infections of Lyme Disease. I want others to know what those ailments were so they don’t have to wait decades to get the right testing, an accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment.
When I was initially diagnosed, I called someone in my community who was known for having the disease and would be able to connect me with the right resources. When I called her, she said she was very sorry to hear of the diagnosis, but she refused to offer me names of any physicians nor lend any support in any way. In fact, she pretty much hung up on me. What I discovered very quickly is that Lyme Disease is perceived as a psychiatric illness rather than a physical illness. It is a lonely road when trying to heal from this disease. From the moment my phone line went dead, I vowed never to let that happen to anyone I might run into who was in the same predicament I was in.
As a result of that short phone conversation, once I finished treatment for the primary infection I was suffering from (Bartonella), I spent the next five years writing a book with my physician, Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni, talking about the symptoms, accurate diagnosis, and effective treatment for Lyme Disease and its co-infections.
Lyme Savvy: Treatment Insights for Lyme Patients and Practitioners is available on Amazon. It is a 624 page introspective guide into effectively healing from this disease and creating a healthy life on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level.