Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Just My Personal Opinion about Where Things are Heading in the Lyme World

I got diagnosed back in 2005 with Lyme Disease. Since then activism has been very slow moving, and by that I don't mean the activists or the countless events they are doing. I mean the acknowledgement by anyone outside of the Lyme community to Lyme and other tick borne diseases being a serious issue.  But I have to say, this year, in 2013, I'm seeing some changes. They might seem small, but I'm  happy at any baby steps I see. Here are some of the things I am talking about. 

* I see news articles coming out about different co infections such as Powassan Virus, Borrelia miyamotoi, Heartland Virus are spreading through the states.
Powassan Virus-
Heartland Virus-

* I see different researchers starting to admit that other hosts may be responsible for the spread of tick borne diseases, such as lone stars now passing Lyme,
Big Discovery- Lone Ticks also Pass Lyme

* I see them admitting that tick borne diseases can be passed in the blood supply.
CDC research article-

9 Year Old Boy Gets Erlichiosis through Blood Transfusion-

This is due to all of you Lyme warriors out there. Those of you who are still sick but keep on fighting, and those family members and friends that are out there fighting for us. Fighting to spread the TRUTH on what we are going through. Let's keep the momentum going, letters, petitions, rallies, protests, green ribbons, lyme's all making a difference!

See more news at:
CDC Press Release stating cases are 300,000, NOT 30,000
Write to PBS to play "Under our Skin"
3rd Annual IDSA Protest
Worldwide Lyme Protest and Mayday Combining Forces for 2013


  1. Great job Lisa!!! Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you Lydia, you are definitly one of the warriors out there working your butt off, thank you for that! <3

  2. As usual, Lisa, you are spot on. I didn't realize we were diagnosed the same year. Lucky us, huh?
    <3 you

    1. oh you too huh?? Yep we are definitly veterans, aren't we? lol