...... that doctors never seem to have Lyme Disease.
Many of us have seen several different kinds of doctors when we were searching for a diagnosis that eventually was found to be Lyme.
And more often than not, this merry-go-round of non LLMD's who we were examined by, either dismiss Lyme, no little about it or take it very lightly: hard to catch-- easy to cure.
If Lyme is such an epidemic in the USA, has been in existence for decades and has crossed state's borders to show up just about everywhere, why don't (more or any) doctors get infected?
Don't they golf, or do yard work or take a walk in the woods or go hiking or fishing or let their dogs in the house?
Are they so insultated in their daily lives that a tick (or other carrier) would never be found on them?
It's just baffling to me that doctors aren't sitting in their offices twitching and aching and having any or all of our symptoms..... and wondering themselves what the heck is wrong?
I certainly don't wish Lyme Disease on anyone...but I know we all secretly and even openly do wish that doctors would get Lyme Disease so they would SEE THE LIGHT and could then understand our battles, frustrations, pain..... and the fears that come with this disease.
They would also be more active in Lyme awareness, treatment, etc.
The very first doctor I saw-- who dismissed Lyme as my diagnosis-- has lived each and every summer (for YEARS) in a place that is LOADED with ticks (and deer) and is a known Lyme endemic location. He has a seasonal practice and summer home there-- going back to his city office/home in the fall.
Interestingly, he treats (CDC positive only) Lyme cases all the time.....but he himself has never gotten Lyme disease. I personally know four people who more than likely got Lyme Disease-- including myself maybe-- while visiting this location.
What did he do to keep himself so immune to this disease? Maybe he takes a low dose of antibiotic all summer as protection.
Anyway.....why aren't doctors sick from Lyme? Is doctor Bur. and a handful of others the only ones???????
Just needed to rant.