Dr. Masters of Mo.

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   Posted 6/30/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
This great man will be deeply missed.
Trav.~


Dear Friends,
I have just learned that Dr. Ed Masters of Cape Girardeau, MO has passed away. He was in his sixties. He had recently had both lower legs amputated because of diabetes and went blind early this year. He had also had a stroke. Even so, he had hoped to return to treating Lyme disease patients because there is such a need.
Dr. Masters was the first tickborne disease specialist in Missouri. Masters' disease, a Lyme-like illness that he discovered, was named after him. He found that lone star ticks were transmitting it. The CDC calls the disease STARI. It is not yet known whether Masters' disease and STARI are caused by the same organism or whether they will some day be classified as different diseases. If Borrelia lonestari is determined to be the cause of STARI, then Masters' disease will probably be considered a different disease, since there is currently no evidence to link that organism to Masters' disease. Anyway, all these diseases produce the same EM rash and symptoms and respond to antibiotics in the same way. Dr. Masters wanted the CDC to classify all these diseases as Lyme disease, since they all have the same rash, other signs, symptoms, severity, and treatment.
The Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City and the Mid-Missouri Tick Illness Coalition held a Lyme Awareness Rally in his honor on May 5 at the Missouri state capitol in Jefferson City. A plaque was presented that said:
EDWIN J. MASTERS, M.D.
In grateful appreciation
for dedicated service
to research and treatment
of tick-borne diseases

Presented May 5, 2009
Tick-Borne Illness Awareness Rally
Missouri State Capitol

Mid-Missouri Tick Illness Coalition
Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City
Lyme disease patients throughout Missouri
and the United States

Dr. Masters was too ill to attend the rally, so the plaque was mailed to him last month. Now, his family will no doubt treasure it.

Kathy White
Lyme Association of Greater Kansas City, Inc.
- Traveler
Now living without appendx & gall bladder

"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro infection from LD, FM, CFS, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis").

Various meds for LD & co's,
1200 mg neurontin, 100mg trazodone
2000 mg chlorzoxazone 50mg Hydoxyz Pam
160 mg dicyclomine 2000mcg B12
40 mg celexa b-complex
800 IU Vit. E 2000 mg fish oil
6mg melatonin 400mg Mg Ox
AND... a multi-enzyme probiotic formula.

Gee, a person would think I was ill or something!! =)


james from missouri
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   Posted 6/30/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
in my prayers..

Nicky D
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   Posted 6/30/2009 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Pamel Weintraub of Psychology Today is writing a series of articles on him. They can be found at:
 

JELAINEP
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 6/30/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
EVENTUALLY - Eventually, there will be an entire monument to the earliest and/or best Lyme disease pioneers/doctors!
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  - Margaret Meade
06/00- I begin to fall apart, 08/01-LD +, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD +, 11/03-LD +, 10/07-Bartonella +, CD57=3, koseri IgA +, Morganella +, motgani +,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever +, Typhus +, Klebsiella pneumonia +, Proteus miabilis +, Citrobacter i IgA +, Hafnia alvai IgA +, NKC4 +, Interleukin 4 (IL4) +, IL8, Immunobillin (IM01) +. 
Rx's 06/15/09: Wellbutrin 300, Paxil 60, Xanax 5, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600, Levaquin 500, Diflucan, Invanz IV, possibly Gammaglobulin, Flagyl, HBOT  
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs


Traveler
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   Posted 6/30/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all, I'll miss him dearly. He was a great doctor & I'm truly grateful for what he did for me.
- Traveler
Now living without appendx & gall bladder

"Conditions": Lyme Disease, STARI, RMSF, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lyme Arthritis, Neuro infection from LD, FM, CFS, Chronic/acute EBV, IBS-C, Diverticulosis (& "itis").

Various meds for LD & co's,
1200 mg neurontin, 100mg trazodone
2000 mg chlorzoxazone 50mg Hydoxyz Pam
160 mg dicyclomine 2000mcg B12
40 mg celexa b-complex
800 IU Vit. E 2000 mg fish oil
6mg melatonin 400mg Mg Ox
AND... a multi-enzyme probiotic formula.

Gee, a person would think I was ill or something!! =)

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