With all of the challenges right now between LLMD's and the NON LLMD communities I felt the need to republish this article which I have submitted to Shelley at Public Heath Alert.
I have been talking with a Reader about Lyme Literacy, Lyme specialists, LLMD'S, Lyme Sufferers, oncologist. There seems to be a misunderstanding in the NON-lyme circles that LLMD's consider themselves specialists. That is the furthest from the truth as that could be. LLMD's are always learning lyme. They often have had and are still managing there lyme. The LLMD may also only work 2 or 3 days a week because of the limitations of their own lyme. There for LLMD'S are in my mind more prepared for handling lyme and Tick born co-infections.
Lyme Specialist is not a TERM that a lyme doctor uses to describe himself. Lyme specialist is a term used respectfully mistakenly by Lyme sufferers like myself who need a way to label there doctor. LLMD is the correct label for this Doctor which stands for LYME LITERATE MEDICAL DOCTOR. As for any doctor out there who calls themselves a Lyme specialist. BEWARE. The issue I am trying to make here is the lyme community has made great strides in understanding better how to manage and possibly get ahead of lyme. They do a great job and will continue until there is something better. I am hearing negative remarks from some Mainstream doctors who feel that mainstream has this under control. I assure you that these doctors probably don't have a suffering wife, child, mother, father, or themselves who have been run through the hoops of mainstream medicine to only get the following response. It is in your head or there is nothing wrong with you because we have tested you for everything that we know of. "DING, DING, DING" That they know of. Before I give any doctors name to somebody I will be quite confident that the doctor has treated somebody fairly successfully.
Onto oncology, This is a field that has festinated me all my life. It amazes me how the blood can do all the things it is asked. The blood carry's many life saving characteristics, as well as life ending ones. If we are lucky we get to enjoy the fruits of the life saving ones. But as is understood in the now experienced lyme sciences that are well established around the world. Such as Luxemburg, Germany. Hudson Valley area and northeastern United States. And many good LLMD'S from east coast to west coast. It is well excepted now that B. Burgdorferi ( LYME BACTERIA) has developed a way to hide and mimic it's identity in and around it's many billions of cells. This is why it is called the great imitator. This kind of thinking is very hard for even Oncologist (blood doctors) to wrap their heads around and I feel it is also the reason the CDC cannot move forward to a better understanding of the problem. Because this bacteria depletes the red cells ability too respond too foreign invaders or even slow or keep at bay already established diseases in the body.
But all is not lost if we all can talk about this experience and have somebody taking this all in and somehow making sure the positives come together and the negatives make them stronger. At this time I see the negatives (Non- LLMD'S) and the positives (LLMD's) pushing, pulling, pushing, pulling. This great imitator in our blood is attacking our red cell wall. Check out ( "Marshal Protocol" Cell wall deficient bacteria) a little out dated but still a good guide for understanding. There are other sciences out there that I am watching such as MTHFR GENE MUTATION. That is interesting to follow if you are into that kind of thing. In the end there will be a winner. The one that gets the worm will in my own mind establish a new understand and the space age protocol to handling auto-immune response and bacteria of tomorrow. Which makes LYME the evolutionary change in the survival of our species. Wouldn't that be cool considering this only happens every 200 to 500 years or so. You know what, I think we are past do.