““Besides Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Lyme disease is now the most important “new” disease facing us today.”
“Let that just simmer for a moment. “Most important.”
“The above quote is taken from an unclassified scientific report conducted by our military. The report is titled, TICKS AND TICKBORNE DISEASES AFFECTING MILITARY PERSONNEL. Written in September 1989, this report is ” Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Conducted by Jerome Goddard, Ph.D. Medical Entomology Section, Epidemiology Division, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Division (AFSC) Brooks Air Force Base, Texas 78235-5301.”
See also, recent article by Dr Robert Bransfield, http://www.mentalhealthandillness.com/Articles/LymeDepressionAndSuicide.htm
Since I have some time to do more research right now and the motivation to do so, I have been digging into the aspects of the Lyme controversy in our country (USA). I have been seeing many posts and articles recently that in some way or another compare Lyme disease and its prevalence to that of several aspects of AIDS epidemic here in the USA. As a young 10-20 year old growing up throughout these crisis years, the epidemic was not only the insanely tragic, it was a completely mishandled disease from the start, and ignored way too long by the science and medical fields, think CDC, think Infectious Disease Society of America, think NIH, and on and on, thus costing thousands upon thousands of lives. I just wasn’t so sure that comparing these 2 epidemics would work logically.
But what are some reasons I thought this analogy wouldn’t work?…
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Transportation is $6 roundtrip, 2xs a week, every week (exact change $3 each trip)= $48 a month.
If you donate even one dollar, you are helping me get to and from the hospital for treatment or to appointments with specialists.
Thank you very much.
“Today in 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare & Medicaid into law. We must strengthen and expand, not slash, them.” https://t.co/0zX6opMpMw
Check out @KamalaHarris’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/891682813761773568?
Source: A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat
(Picture of my oldest cat, Noelle, now 13 years old)
I haven’t written anything for a few days because I haven’t been feeling well. Even typing has been challenging.
When one has a chronic illness, most of the time one is out, or pictures taken, are on “good” days – or at least days that can be faked with pain medication and caffeine. What the public doesn’t see, are the days curled up in bed waiting for the pain to pass.
For every day out (Dr or friends), I usually need 3-4 days in bed: 1-2 before to rest up and 1-3 after to recover. I have a few friends, mostly my helper friends, and my home nurse, who have seen me at my worst. But most of the time it’s just me and the cats and my reading FB to remind myself there is a world out there.
There are pictures that don’t get taken because I don’t have the energy, or don’t get shared because I don’t look good – because I don’t feel well.
And then I have these two, who cuddle up next to me when I’m not feeling well, and tell me when I should stay in bed, even if I think I should go out.
This is a great article written on medium.com, reminding me to keep at it, no matter how I feel.
“It’s Called A Rough Draft For A Reason” @poornima https://medium.com/@poornima/its-called-a-rough-draft-for-a-reason-67032072e289
“this group was 40% more likely to develop dementia than those who did not have orthostatic hypotension.”
Fabulous, so I’m 40% more likely to get dementia than 94% of the population. That’s just ducky, something else to look forward to. Good thing I’m already on an Alzheimer med (Namenda) to help with my cognitive memory issues.