Before we head into the weekend, I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU to each one of you who have so lovingly been praying for my husband, Steve, since he received his Lyme diagnosis over a year ago. I cannot express just how much your support has encouraged us to keep going each and every day that we press on toward a cure for this terrible disease! Prayer warriors - keep 'em coming!!
*Lyme disease is not a new illness.
The first infection was described over 5,300 years ago.
* Lyme disease infects 300,000 people per year.
That's 5,770 cases per week, and 822 cases per day!
* It is the FASTEST growing disease in the U.S.
(with more NEW cases each year than HIV, Colon Cancer or Breast Cancer)
On the outside, to most people, Steve looks like a normal, healthy father. But, what you don't see is how Lyme is attacking his body on the inside, how his joints ache, his muscles twitch, his memory is failing, his head pulsates with vibrating frequencies and his entire being is completely exhausted from an inability to sleep soundly at night.
Because the Lyme bacteria can lie dormant in the body for long periods of time before becoming active, victims may not develop symptoms immediately after being bitten. This was the case with Steve.
Because many of the disease's most debilitating symptoms mimic those of other illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson's, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue and other serious auto-immune disorders, patients are often misdiagnosed.
If you or someone you know is fighting the good fight against Lyme, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don't give up!! We can beat this!!
You Can Get Better - Dr. Richard Horowitz