NEWS: "Way past the time where ignorance is acceptable"
Sixty chronic Lyme disease patients filled the legislative chambers in Ulster County, NY, decrying lack of care for their illness.
From the Times Herald-Record:
Lyme sufferers push for better care
KINGSTON — The disease hit Geri Tresvik like a boulder.
The Ulster Park resident had a college-level vocabulary by the sixth grade. But once the symptoms hit, Tresvik could barely put together a sentence or have others understand her.
Her body began to fade as well. Tresvik began falling, knocking things over and nodding off during conversations.
And the pain?
It’s been nearly unbearable.
“I frequently pray to God that I don’t wake up tomorrow morning,” Tresvik said.
The source of Tresvik’s suffering is Lyme disease, a tick-borne illness often resulting in a circular skin rash, achy muscles and flu-like symptoms.
Some 60 long-term victims of Lyme filled the Ulster County Legislature chambers Tuesday to lament inadequate medical support.
“This is way past the time where ignorance is acceptable,” said Andi Weiss Bartczak of Gardiner.
- August 6, 2012 at 8:16 pm
Lucretia Perilli: Thanks so very much for pointing out what the CDC it trying to pull over on the general public (STILL???). I saw it come through in my google alerts last week and was so upset/angered by it that I plastered it all over my FB wall and many joined in by doing the same. I showed their outright LIES to as many people as possible. Just when I thought that we were making some headway re the Hearing that was held on Cap Hill the week before, they pull this. Sickening (literally).
- August 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm
As for a collection of stories which speaks volumes of TRUTH, there is always this, which we have handed out on Cap. Hill. I guess that the CDC never bothered to look at a copy?
The Devastation of Lives and Lies:
Those with Lyme disease and related chronic infections
respond to the
- August 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm
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