Ramblings and conversations of a thoughtful gay writer, painter, imaginative guy who lives with Lyme disease and is always growing...or trying to grow.
My Lyme Story Part 316/05/2015 Duration: 46min
This is the end of my three-part (epic, I know!) discussion on Lyme. Previous installments discussed what Lyme is, how I found out I have it, why it is so difficult for people to figure out, and how the "system" works against Lyme diagnosis and treatment. This wraps up with a few odds and ends, but most importantly advice to anyone who has good reason to believe they may have Lyme, bartonella, babesia, or any other tickborne infection. You know your body better than anyone else does.
My Lyme Story Part 216/05/2015 Duration: 20min
This is the story of how I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and what I learned along the way about the inaccuracy of ELISA and Western blot Lyme blood tests, oppression of Lyme-literate medical doctors (LLMDs), how and why the CDC and infectious disease society of America (IDSA) restrict doctors from treating Lyme, and more. This narrative is based on my experiences and only represents the situations of my life and the opinions I have formed because of those experiences. It is not intended to serve as medical advice.