I am raising money for my LYME disease. Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and of course financially I just can't keep doing this alone. I have just been officially diagnosed with LYME disease October 2011. BUT I have been going through a medical nightmare for the last five years. Because the LYME has gone so long being unnoticed I have developed many medical problems.
I have had vertigo for the last three years. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo ) I had an endoscopy and realized I have many stomach ulcers and gastritis. ( http://www.mamashealth.com/stomach.asp ) I now am trying to battle the LYME with medication but its very hard to battle. I can barely stand up get food sometimes. The medication makes you very ill and its impossible to work while going through this treatment.
I have neuropathy problems http://www.spine-health.com/conditions/chronic-pain/all-about-neuropathy-and-chronic-back-painthat This has made me unable to walk. I have to use a walker to get around. I cannot stand for more than 20 minutes in a day. If I need to go out anywhere I have to use my wheelchair.
The seizures I am having are conscious seizures. They are referred to as "simple conscious seizures". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seizure_types there are 40 different types of seizures and only ONE of them you are conscious through. I was the lucky one who is conscious through the entire seizure. I can feel everything while the seizure is happening. They can last anywhere from 20 minutes up to 3 hours.
I urge all of you to watch a lyme documentary called "Under our skin" It's 83 minutes long and well worth your time. Knowledge is power!!
Below is a link written by a patient with LYME who explains what its like going through treatment with LYME disease. The medicine makes you deathly ill for quite sometime. Not better like people seem to think. http://www.angelfire.com/me2/StarShar/Herx1.html
The money collected will go towards my medical bills. There are SO many things my insurance won't pay for my LYME disease. There are alot of vitamins that you need for treatment that are obviously not covered by insurance. I have so much more treatment to undergo. There are many co-factors to my illness so its going to be a rough road and alot longer than people seem to think. Its not a 30 day packet of medicine and then I'm healed. My doctor has estimated that I will take 3 or more years to heal once treatment is started. I have chronic LYME disease. I am unable to work right now and need help paying my bills and medical bills so I can recover from this disease. This month I already don't know how I will pay my rent. I am up to my neck in medical bills that need to be paid. Its finally time to ask for help. As most of you know. I'D ASK MY FAMILY FOR HELP BUT AS MOST OF YOU KNOW I DON'T HAVE ONE. Please donate whatever you can. It would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to donate your kind words and support would mean just as much!
Thank you all for everything!