Thursday, February 11, 2010

Here We Go!



I considered starting this blog many times, but I wasn't sure that it would be useful. Then I Googled "Pregnancy and Lyme Disease" for the millionth time and was appalled, yet again, at how little information there is on the subject. What's even more disappointing is that the majority of articles written haven't been updated since the early nineties, and a hell of a lot has changed since then.

I frequent the Lyme forums and sites that are available, but to be honest, as comforting as it is to talk to others who are in the same boat, I get frustrated with the countless people who are adamant about their treatment protocols, claiming that, "this way is the right way...you must exercise even if you feel like dying...you must not exercise at all...what you need is a good coffee enema...IV treatment is the way to go...you're on too many drugs--keep it natural..." It goes on and on.

That said, I don't know the magic secret to curing Lyme Disease, especially when it's chronic and so late in the game our bodies are destroyed. Sadly, even with all the current medical advancements, there's still so much to learn about the disease, and it's just now starting to be taken seriously. That's why I'm not going to offer my medical speculation. What I can do is offer my story as it unfolds, in case any of you find yourselves pregnant in the midst of the nightmare that is Lyme Disease.

I'll go through nine months of symptoms, fears, accomplishments, setbacks, treatment, and I will report back, word for word, what I learn from my doctors about Lyme Pregnancy.

Stay tuned and enjoy the ride!

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for doing this, I couldn't agree with you more!!!

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  2. I am so excited to have stumbled onto your blog! I have been looking for just this..something real and informative but not overly pushy. We're not pregnant yet but just trying to stay informed on what could possible happen in the future. Thanks so much for doing this!

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  3. I am excited to read your blog. I have a 3yr old and just finally got my lyme diagnoses a month ago. I want so badly to add to my family so I am anxious to read what you have to say...

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  4. Thanks, everyone! It's been a long journey, but well worth it so far, and I really believe it's possible to have happy, healthy babies once your body is ready. :) I hope you find some of this info helpful, and if you have questions, please feel free to ask and I'll do the best I can to get answers. Good luck!

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