Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wanna learn about Lyme Disease?



This is a book we got off amazon for like 3 bucks. Clay says it is perfect for explaining how he's felt for so long. Just incase anyone's interested. We will be loaning ours out too once we're done reading it.

I also got this book in the mail today:
Just from skimming certain parts I'm starting to wonder if we should probably cut out all dairy and carbs too. Which would leave us with meat, vegetables, eggs, and nuts. We'll see.

I'm so excited for the weekend. Saturday, I plan on sleeping in:) And maybe doing some projects. And vacuuming. I'm embarrassed to have anyone come to my house right now in fear that they'd see the massive amounts of dog hair lining the walls and floor. I wish I was a better housekeeper.

Alright- I'm now going to pick up that green lyme book and head to the bedroom. I think Clay and I are going to be major activists or whatever on educating people on Lyme Disease. I just feel so horrible for so many people out there right now that are in so much pain and suffering, half of them having their families and doctors tell them they're crazy. Clay had a doctor tell him there was NO WAY it could be Lyme Disease. He wouldn't even consider it. This is the ignorance and pride of the medical field. So sad. Had they taken Clay seriously back then, he could possibly even be cured by now. It's just going to take that much longer since he's had it that much longer. I just feel SO PASSIONATE about this. I need people to understand this horrific disease. And know it's out there, and that they can be treated and feel better! If only the medical field were more knowledgeable about this, and if only more people understood it...so many people could be treated earlier, and so many people could live a better life. If you know ANYone who has a mysterious illness/pain or anyone who's been diagnosed with fibermialgia even...please suggest Lyme Disease to them- and tell them to research it. They may be surprised. Anyway...........

Off to bed.

7 comments:

AMY AND MIKEY said...

I'm so happy for you that you got these books. I'm so glad Clay has you, to research and look after him. I love both of you so much. Both Mike and I wish we could do somethign to help. We love you.

AMY AND MIKEY said...

I'm starting to wonder if my mother in law has it, because she has Rhumatoid Arthritis, but nothing is workign for her, and fibramialga, and she's hopped up on crazy steroids..... Hmmmmm...

katy said...

That is so good that you are already helping other people. I know what you mean about the medical field. They are so prideful. I went to the doctor once because I had a false positive on a syphilis test. That means that I could have an auto immune disease. so I went to get tested for Lupus and Rhumatoid Arthritis and the doctor treated me like I was such a freak. I was so mad. I had to beg him to do the tests. I hope everything goes good for you. I have read up on lyme disease a few times. It is crazy. That is so sad that doctor didn't take him serious in the beginning. I've heard of people going through the whole anitbiotic treatment just in case they had it. What a lame doctor. Don't you wish you could write them letters telling what is happening now just so they can change and take people serious. I am very passionate about this subject if you can't tell. Anyway, I think it sounds like you are doing such a great job supporting Clay. Sounds like he would be lost without you.

Kristi M. said...

I served in the RS presidency with a lady that got lyme disease but it was caught and acted upon pretty quickly and she is doing great. Pretty scary thing. I am so glad that Clay has such an advocate by his side.

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Ilove you Danielle, and I am so sorry you allhave to deal with this. It must be a really hard thing, and to think that docs don't care all that much. I hope he is feeling a lot better, and I wish there was something we could do to make it better. Hugs and kisses

Rebecca said...

Good for you for being so proactive. Educating people is always a good thing. It's like Lizzie, Amy and I talking about Prozac any chance we get.
Love you.

Sharon/mom said...

Love you sooooo much, I wish I could do something to help.