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.


Permethrin Clothing

Have you heard of this?  I found out about it a few weeks ago.  Permethrin is a tick repellent that can be sprayed onto your clothing, as this sheet explains:

permethrin fact sheet

In addition, there are now clothing manufacturers that make clothing already permeated with permethrin.

Insect Shield brand

10 Best Repellent Clothing Items

I don’t know about you, but for me these items make the great outdoors seem a little less threatening.

Gluten Free?

If you are following a gluten-free diet I thought you might like to know of a recent find I made.   Mellow Mushroom downtown on Liberty serves very good, safe, gluten-free pizza.  I was always leery of pizza places – what with all that flour flying around.  But they seem to really get it – they prepare it separately, and if they serve it with other regular pizza, they are careful to keep everything separate.  I’ve eaten there several times in the past few weeks, with no problems.

So if  you’re looking for some decent gf pizza, give it a try!

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