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The “Fun” of Traveling While Treating Lyme



This picture is everything “Lyme related” I needed to pack for our trip. I felt compelled to share this, not because I’m complaining butI hope it will encourage EVERYONE to be vigilant about protecting yourself from ticks.

I don’t want anyone to ever have to deal with any of this! Believe me, you don’t want to experience this mess. Tick population is expected to increase as global warming intensifies, more ticks = more Lyme Disease. If you do get bit, see a Lyme Literate doctor immediately. They will treat you correctly and minimize the chance of developing last stage Lyme Disease.

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Angeli VanLaanen’s Lyme Story

In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness month, I’m sharing Angeli Vanlaanen’s recent Facebook post. She competed the Sochi Winter Olympics, and is an inspiration to me! Her story was featured in a short (9 min) documentary, that’s worth watching. Share to help spread awareness about Lyme Disease! Don’t forget to protect yourself and your loved ones while enjoying the great outdoors! Here’s her post from Facebook.

November 2009. While driving the support vehicle for#CycleForACause, a road biking trip/fundraiser along Highway 101, I received the call from my doctor about test results. A call that changed my life forever. Self portrait on the Oregon coast from the day I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
May is #LymeDiseaseAwareness month. Help spread the word by educating your family and community. Knowledge is power and If caught early #LymeDisease can be treated more effectively.


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LymeLight Foundation  provides grants to help kids and young adults fund their treatment for Lyme Disease. Thank you for reading my post!

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My Lyme Story – Part One

My Lyme story is a long one, spanning at least 15 years. Because of it’s length, I’ve divided it into two posts. I’ve never shared the whole story, and it’s a little intimidating to share!

I hope sharing my story will help others get correctly diagnosed, and treated by a Lyme literate doctor. Many Lyme patients are told for years they have other health issues, when in fact, they do not.

This must stop!

I want to do what I can to keep that scenario from being a common occurrence. Correct and early diagnosis are key; that would have kept me from having a Lyme story. Believe me, I’d rather that have been the case!

Alright, deep breath……here’s my story! Continue reading