Sunday, 11 May 2014

Lyme Humour

If you don't have a sense of humour, survival is impossible....

Just a little video making fun of a typical appointment with a GP who knows nothing about Lyme disease.  While this is a funny little clip, most Lyme patients actually can relate to it in some way and report having experienced some kind of similar treatment - having been doubted, dismissed, ridiculed or simply not taken seriously by a doctor; other medical professional; or by a friend/ family member.

This little clip doesn't intend to 'get at' doctors - the intention is to create more awareness that there is genuinely a gap in medical knowledge - at every level - and more research and more information is needed to bridge that gap; to move away from outdated guidelines; and to truly TREAT the illness - a bacterial infection (or Lyme MSIDS - Lyme multi-systemic infectious disease syndrome) with appropriate drugs, taken for appropriate periods of time.

It's not really a big request.... 

In the meantime, we are very thankful for LLMDs (Lyme Literate Medical Doctors) who try very hard, often seeming to work against the system, to help their patients heal.

From YouTube

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