Friday, February 7, 2014


I just got a comment on an earlier post, about doctors in the UK refusing to believe in Chronic Lyme.

This New Yorker article is an excellent overview of the issue in the US. Many friends forwarded it to me when it first came out, and I think I linked to it here. One of my friends said that after she read it, she understood my situation a way she never had before.

Another friend with a degree in public health has commented that when any new health condition crops up, it is generally met with denial by the medical establishment. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we are still in that situation with Lyme disease, especially Chronic Lyme.

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Here's a link worth reading, little to do with chronic illness, except that those Jim Dale recordings of the Harry Potter series kept me happy through many years lying in bed. (I don't have to scratch deep to realize I'm cosmic twin of Hermione Granger.) And this post is funny: