oops, the reply alert went to my spam box and I just came across it. anyway...
thank you so much for responding! I will contact Ticker for more info.
Just to brief you on my own situation... I was bit by a tick in mid 80's at age 13 or 14 and have been a mystery patient ever since. Never even thought of Lyme, nor did any doctor I saw. Researching chronic pelvic pain led me to look into the possibility of Lyme in 2006 or '07. I was on a LLMD's waiting list for 19 months and finally in January '09 got in to see her associate, an LLND, who is awesome. I've done a lot of research over the last few years and I hope I can help my mo-in-law out so she doesn't have to prolong things as long as I did.
I'm sure my long story is similar to many others here... doctors not believeing you, sending you to psychiatrists, family not believing you, bouncing from doctor to doctor, etc. Pretty much the typical story of the long suffering.
What a long and horrific battle it has been.
I love your quote **You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**
Boy is that the truth!!! :)
Hope it's okay to use that one? :)
Thank you so much!