3 thoughts on “What Lyme has Taught Me”

  1. Lisa, that is powerful and hit home. I think as a psychiatric social worker who completes assessments on potential suicidal individuals this disease has caused me to become an aggressive over cautious professional. I believe I need to thank this disease for opening my eyes to teaching me to set stronger boundaries among other things. I believe my co workers would like to strangle me on my pet peeves on patient care standards in general ( wait times treatment) and Lyme disease education yet on the other hand some are thankful after they come in contact with a patient who has attempted suicide due to Lyme and it was that severe that patient had to go the medical floor for stabilization before they can be seen by my dept. Overall, I am thankful to have healed from some of the anger and hatred I carried from being diagnosed and treated unjustly by health care professionals. I still get upset and scared going for new tests to rule out however not so much angry. Gosh that anger and hatred was so heavy to carry every day. I pray others have some type of peace in their journey. God Bless

    1. Christina, I imagine your own journey through Lyme has really taught you compassion and that your patients really can see and feel that. They are lucky to have you. And Im glad you got through the heavy hatred part and have found peace. <3

    2. AS TRAINED PSYCHOTHERAPIST 1977 MPLS I DID SUICIDE ON CALL 1976 -2014 ON CALL VOLUNTEER FOR VIETNAM VETS AT 19 OUT OF USMC NAM DMZ TET 67 68 SURVIVOR=SURVIVED 1RST SUICIDE 69 OCT.ATTEMPT,HAD 2.30 YRS LYMES 12 TIMES I AM AS 24TH YEAR LYME ADVOCATE CENTER OF MN.WITH 16 DEATHS AND YOUNG MOTHER 2 GIRLS /HUSBAND NOTE SAID I CANNOT TAKE THE PAIN ANYMORE SHE KILLED HERSELF .AS EXPERT PTSD SINCE 1980.,2 YOUNG GIRLS TRAUMITIZED WHEN THEY FOUND THEIR MOM.=YEARS OF PTSD WHICH GOES INTO GENERATIONS OF FAMILIES…WE CAN HELP/PREVENT THIS !! YET OUR FEW LYMES GROUPS HERE ARE USUALLY ABOUT THE ONE WHO STARTED IT THEIR FEW YEARS ETC TREATMENTS ,MY 30 YRS INFO AND LYMES EXPERT THEY DISCOUNT ME FIRST TIME IN THEIR GROUP SO I QUIT.PUT ASIDE EGOES LISTEN TO THOSE WHO TRIED TONS OF TREATMENTS ETC.MN .LYMES IN CITIES THEY MAKE ROCK STARS OF AUTHORS WHO COME WROTE BOOK ETC. YET WE OFFER INFO TO HELP LYMIES GET DISCOUNTED, AS DISABLED VET NO HELP FUNDS WRITE MY BOOK = SAVE LIVES.SAD GEOF

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