Off antibiotics!

I can't believe it's been over a month since I last wrote in ... I certainly haven't forgotten about this blog or having Lyme disease, but as an academic the beginning of the semester always rolls over me in waves leaving little time to step back and reflect. Fall is especially bad because there are … Continue reading Off antibiotics!

Who coordinates the doctors?

Perhaps one of the reasons lyme is so hard to deal with is that it falls between specialties. Is it an infectious disease? An auto-immune problem? Are you simply sick in the head as many will claim? Lyme literate physicians come from many walks of life, and the treatment for lyme itself necessitates recovery -- … Continue reading Who coordinates the doctors?

Why your Massage Therapist probably should not massage your lymph nodes

I was lucky enough to end up with a Massage Therapist who was highly knowledgeable about the variations on her chosen profession (feel free to ask for her contact information if you live in Pittsburgh). In particular, she warned me not to allow someone without proper training to massage my lymph nodes. The lymphatic system … Continue reading Why your Massage Therapist probably should not massage your lymph nodes