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From: lymielizzie On: 05-30-2013   To JennyScott Re: "I'm still here...."
Jenny, LB took a major dive and was taken over by hackers. Mac does have a FB lymeblog but its not up to date and I am trying to contact him about helping him with that. I am so sorry to hear you have active babesia and bartenella...again. Its just an awful-relentless disease and I know it can cause such tremendous depression. I am going on 12 years of Lyme but had a major turn around for the better, although I still deal with the viruses like chronic EBV, HHV6 and chlamydia pneumoniae. I am tired and very achy, but not is the hellish phase which I endured off and on for years. As you can see here on LB, we can't break up sentences so I need to close this response. Please feel free to send me private messages and I am going to commit to checking LB regularly. I hate missing a post from people who are in need. Hang in there!! Lizzie
From: lymielizzie On: 05-30-2013   To rose1010 Re: "Caring for an Adult Male with Neurolyme"
I am so sorry I did not see this sooner. There are Drs in PA that are lyme literate and can help your son. I hope he has found help by now but if not please send me a private message and I will help you find a good lyme literate Dr for him. I too have been sick with Lyme for 12 years and I too almost gave up but with the right help I got better. I will never been healed but I am not nearly as sick as I was. He needs to be on antibiotics for a very long time and only a Lyme literate Dr will do that. Moving to Florida would not help him I can assure you. If there is anything I can do please let me know. Lizzie
From: lymielizzie On: 11-29-2012   To lymetruthseeker Re: "Gary Blier - ACT - Warning - FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE"
Gary Blier is a scam artist and a good one at that thanks to the sick and desperate who don't know any better than to shell out major bucks to have Gary personally pick out sound frequencies that will heal their lyme. Pah-leeze lymies stop the madness! This is a major scam in which Gary has been investigated for. Now Gary Blier is doing these seminars and you see all the desperates holding on to every word this wolf in sheep's clothing spews out. ITS A SCAM ALREADY!
From: lymielizzie On: 11-29-2012   To emmers Re: "Frustration"
Carol is right on. Healing from lyme must be done slowly and carefully. No sugars and I would include no alcohol. Try to eat as organically as you can. Juicing is excellent. I juice daily using Vitamix mixer that you can get at Costco. Get as much rest as you can and get exercise. Walking is excellent if you can get out in the fresh air every day for 15 min to an hour. Try to stay positive. I know its really really hard some days. If it were not for my 100% supportive family I would not be doing as well as I am. Hang in there Emmers.
From: Carold On: 11-21-2012   To emmers Re: "Frustration"
You are so right. This disease is a thief. It took 6 years of my life and I know others who have suffered a lot longer than I. But you can't give up. You must keep killing the bacteria or Protozoa. It's the only way to get your life back. I was told that this disease is not a race, its a marathon. Make sure you have a good LLMD. That's is your best bet. I also found that eating gluten free, sugar free and dairy free helped my body to recover. All that stuff feeds the Lyme bugs, so starve them and kill them. God Bless
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SB 971 passes the VA Senate and goes to the House of Delegates next week. Please view this video and show your support. We want to let legislators know that we are very interested in this bill passing the house. 

SB 971 would require physicians to inform patients that simply because they test negative on a standard Lyme disease test it doesn't mean they don't have Lyme and they should consider retesting. 

Please send this video to all those you you know will support our cause. 


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 Obituaries: Remembering Leslie Wermers. Five years ago

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"If I die tomorrow and I save one life, I'll die happy." 
Leslie Wermers 07/07/1967 - 11/02/2008

Leslie Gave Everything She Had, Cared & Loved So Deeply, Until the Very End. 
~God Broke Our Hearts and Angels Rejoiced, the Day Leslie Entered Heaven~ 
November 2nd, 2008

Leslie Wermers Remembered, International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society

~You've touched Countless Lives in so Many Beautiful Ways~She Was Always A Loving and Giving Sister; Daughter; Life- Partner; Jayde's Lessie; Ralphie & Dudley's Mommy; Cherished Lyme Patient Advocate; Aunt; Niece; Cousin; & Friend. 

Here is an excerpt from the beautiful tribute that Andy Abrahams Wilson wrote in memory of Leslie.  
Andy is the Producer/Director of the Powerful Lyme Disease Documentary,"Under Our Skin".

"The Lyme community has lost an important hero and friend–and so did I. Leslie Wermers, 41, died from heart failure in her sleep on November 2nd, 2008." 

"It is hard to imagine Leslie’s heart giving out, because for anyone who knew her she was all heart." 

"A dear friend to so many and a tireless worker on behalf of the Minnesota and national Lyme communities, Leslie gave everything she had to help others who were sick. And everything she had was an abundant reserve of love and support–even as her own health waned." Andy Abrahams Wilson, Producer/Director, UNDER OUR SKIN Click Here to read the entire tribute and to watch Leslie's interview excerpt from  "Under Our Skin". 

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 LymeBlog News: Tom Seaver Fighting Lyme Disease

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Tom Seaver, the legendary star of the New York Mets, is fighting Lyme disease. The condition was only made public after an apparent gaff by Seavers in June when he issued a press release congratulating Mets pitcher Johan Santana for pitching the first no-hitter in Mets history which included the statement, "I've never met Johan personally, ...". However, Seaver had previously been on air with Santana in a half hour TV special where they discussed pitching strategies. 

"I didn't know what was happening." said Seaver, 68. But it wasn't until he forgot the name of a man who has worked at Seaver's vineyard for 7 years that Seaver's wife, Nancy Seaver, insisted that he go see a doctor.

Seavers told Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, that after months of private denial, the scariest incident came when his head vineyard worker, who has been with him for seven years, came into the house one morning.

“I looked at him and I didn’t know his name,” Seaver said.

Seavers told Madden“I felt like I had the worst case of the flu every day, and then I was having trouble remembering things and making bad decisions. I was scared. I said to myself: ‘It’s like I’m getting old before my time. Why is this happening?’ I thought I’d had a stroke.”

Comprehensive test revealed that he did not have dementia or a stroke, as he had feared, but rather Stage 3 Lyme disease. 

Seavers had first contracted Lyme disease in 1991 while working in his garden at his residence in Connecticut. 

Stage 3 Lyme disease, which can occur months or years after the initial infection, can result in memory loss, speech problems, sleep disorder and an overall feeling of chemical imbalance — all of which Seaver had been experiencing over the last year.

“But once it gets into your blood system, it causes real problems,” Seaver said. “I’m taking 24 pills a day now, most of them vitamins, plus one penicillin pill to get my chemical balance back. It’s a cycle that kills off all the spirochetes that junk up your system. It’s been a slow process in which I’ll still feel like I have a bad case of the flu for days, but these past couple of weeks they’ve been less and less. I haven’t had a glass of wine or a beer in eight months and I don’t miss it."

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 Opinion / Editorial: Distinct pattern of cognitive impairment noted in study of Lyme patients

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Distinct Pattern of Cognitive Impairment Noted in Study of Lyme Patients Marian Rissenberg PhD & Susan Chambers MD, The Lyme Times, Vol. 20, Jan-Mar 1998, pp. 29-32
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Synopsis: This study demonstrates that for the majority of chronic Lyme patients with cognitive complaints, there is in fact a measurable and significant decline in intellectual acuity. The nature and severity of the cognitive impairment is such that it interferes with all aspects of normal functioning: employment, home, marriage, social interactions, and general emotional well-being.

I. Cognitive Characteristics of Chronic Lyme Encephalopathy

On the basis of both a formal neuropsychological study of 49 patients (APA 5/96) and on clinical observation and comprehensive neuropsychological examination of well over 100 patients, a distinct pattern of cognitive impairment occurring chronic Lyme disease can be described. These patients consistently demonstrate deficits in directed, sustained and divided attention, planning and organization of responses, temporal ordering, verbal fluency, abstract reasoning, speed of processing, and motor programming. The overall pattern of intellectual impairment is not unlike that seen with diffuse brain injury, and it most often results in some degree of work-related disability.

Although performance is impaired on measures of cognitive functions associated with specific brain regions -- receptive and expressive language, visuospatial problem solving and memory -- the quality of performance is not suggestive of focal lesions in these areas. Rather, deficits are secondary to impairment of higher level integrative functions, likely mediated by complex neuronal systems. Specifically, the receptive language deficit is secondary to impaired auditory tracking and slowing of mental processing. The expressive language deficit is secondary to impaired word retrieval and response planning, The visuospatial problem solving deficit is secondary to impairment of mental flexibility, conceptualization and the ability to compare and contrast necessary in decision making. Finally, deficits on test of memory function are most often secondary to impairment of the encoding or initial processing of information, which depends on attention, and the retrieval of stored information. The storage of new information, or memory per se, is rarely impaired.

This pattern suggests that cognitive dysfunction in chronic Lyme, while expressed variably across individual patients, results from a common factor -- the breakdown of diffusely represented processes involving both integration and activation, and impacting primarily on attention and reasoning. The fluctuation of impairment over short periods of time suggest that a physiologic rather than a structural mechanism is responsible.

II. Neuropsychological deficits in chronic Lyme disease
(A study presented at the annual meeting of The American Psychiatric Association , May 1996)

The neuro-psychological characteristics of 49 patients with Lyme disease were examined. The study set out to answer three

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 LymeBlog News: Worldwide Lyme Disease Awareness Protest

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Worldwide Lyme Disease Awareneww Protest
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Several countries are putting together a worldwide protest for Lyme Disease Awareness. If you would like to find out more about it please click here.

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