Through my brother Jim’s retelling of his tale of his struggle with Lyme Disease we have met many people who have taken the same path. Unfortunately, some stories are far more dramatic, tragic and just plain unbelievable than Jim’s. We both thank those who have volunteered their personal battles with this disease. I have made sure that anyone leaving posts on our (well, it’s really his not mine…) posts are brought to Jim’s attention. I know he has had personal contact with many – if not all – of them.
The support needed to get through this deceivingly devastating disease is essential. There is no single path to wellness just as there is not clear single path to diagnosis!
A fine blog has been started by one of those very people. Please pay it a visit. Tons of resources and her logs must be read to believe what someone goes through.
On behalf of my brother, I want to say we appreciate all your support and we want to bring awareness of this disease to others – perhaps especially the medical community – who is so lacking in addressing this disease.
We continue to welcome all your comments, support and stories.
And a final word. To all of us who do not suffer from this or some other disease that literally prevents us from doing what we love – running – get out and get your workout in today. Do it because you can. The people mentioned above only wish they could be so lucky as to have muscles ache because of the workout – not the disease; lungs burning from pushing and that wonderful feeling at the end of a workout… even a bad one. A bad day running is clearly better than not being able to run at all. Just ask them.