This article came to me a few month's ago and I felt it would make a good share with at least a couple that I am helping maneuver through the maze for help in Lyme. The letter follows.
I had a couple similar on Saturday...one lady talked to me a year ago (she is pretty bad) & she went to LLMD but when she sent the bloodwork to iGeneX she put a copy of her insurance card instead of a check so they wouldn't do it. She felt iGeneX and LLMD were wrong & besides she tried the diet for a few weeks and it did not help. She said she couldn't afford the testing so there was no sense in going back...she went to her primary care doc and had him up her steroids. After all this, she proceeded to tell me about how sick her dog got with Lyme and they spent the money to get him better. We have just been studying in Sunday School how human life does not seem to matter anymore and that people are putting animals above humans which is not Biblical...case in point here.
The 2nd just doesn't want to spend money at all and not sure she likes doctors but boy has she gone down hill since I last saw her a few months ago. I did give her a natural path's name this time. Pretty sure she will still not do anything with it though.
I know everything is not Lyme or tick-borne diseases & you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink...but sometimes it is and people should listen. My husband & I have tried to talk to one couple (close friends) about this for over 10 yrs. Husband has had 2 or 3 neck surgeries, 4 failed carpal tunnel surgeries, back surgery, weird cysts removed (most likely Bartonella) & knee replacement surgery. He finally went to see a LLMD the end of Dec because he really thought the end was near...guess what - he tested positive for Lyme, Babesia, Bartonella & others. His LLMD said it was too bad he hadn't seen him 10 yrs ago as the surgeries may have been prevented. Even as he saw improvement quickly, his knee was really bad. A culture was taken of the fluids drawn from the knee and no infection showed up (after being off antibiotics for 3 weeks) so he had surgery to replace the artificial knee thinking it was the wrong one/size which was used. Boy were the doctors surprised when they opened him up as it was full of infection & the infection had eaten away the bones on either side of the replacement. It was determined to be Lyme & they replaced the knee with an antibiotic block and put in a pic-line. Now to his wife, she has suffered several stroke like things but they could never figure out what they were even the time she was in the hospital over a month and had to learn to walk & talk again. She still has not been tested as "they need to get him better first".