Revisiting Lyme Resources

Hi everyone,

I hope this post finds you having a good day.

I’m writing because something occurred to me today and I want to share it with you.

When Christina was diagnosed right before Christmas, our doctor recommended a few books to introduce us to this new Lyme world in which we now lived . One that he recommended was “The Beginner’s Guide to Lyme Disease” by Nicola McFadzean.  So I got it from Amazon, and settled down to finally understand what was going on with my daughter.

What I found, however, were acronyms like IDSA, CDC and ILADS.  I found conflicting points of view about treatments, and a host of medications I had never heard of. My first reaction was to be overwhelmed, and to shelve the book for a later date.   That was 6 months ago.

Well, yesterday I pulled it out again. And this time things were different.  I am now familiar with the acronyms, as well as the various treatment options and methods.  In short, the book has become a much more valuable resource for me.

So my advice to those who may have put aside materials that felt too advanced? Re-visit them!

In the beginning, there is so much information – websites, facebook pages, books.  It’s overwhelming to say the least.  But let some time and experience pass, and check out those resources again.  Like me, you may find that you are now ready to absorb all that they contain.


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