What is a PICC line? What is it’s function? How does it work? Is it scary? What are it’s benefits? Is it painful? These are all common questions anybody will have as they begin their journey with a PICC line. They are all questions I’ve had in the very recent past, but now I have […]
Before we get down to business, I would like to address a comment that I had on my previous article. Essentially, my questions are these: Can Mosquitoes carry the bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) that cause Lyme? And can it transmit said bacteria to a human host? The answer was a bit hard to find. But after […]
Testing for Lyme has always been an often controversial subject fraught with difficulties for both Doctor and patient. Following will be information I’ve read through and collected on my own. This process is extremely wordy, scientific and technical-eyes will glaze over and boredom will ensue-but hang in there! This is my interpretation of it all. […]
To recap: I am a 25 year old female. Diagnosed with Lyme disease October 2015, though struggling with it for the past 3 years. Recently my diagnosis has been update to Neuroborreliosis- meaning that the infection is late stage enough that it has gotten to my nervous system. I work with a Lyme specialist in […]
And so the story continues. Some supplemental information about my previous post before I begin this one. I would like to address the comments: First of all, yay comments!! My goal with my first few posts here is to share my story, my struggle with Lyme and hopefully some helpful tips along the way. There […]
Three years ago on May 5th (I remember because it was my best friends birthday) I was bit by a tick. The circumstances surrounding the tick bite aren’t to be considered ‘normal’. I say this because after a 21st birthday celebratory tequila shot, it became imperative for us to go onto the roof to look […]
Three years ago I was bit by a tick. Only in the last month was I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease.