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Re: Spring!

Oh, no, I've been treated several times, but grudgingly each time I've
been told they didn't believe I had Lyme - the fact that I improved with
doxycycline was just a placebo effect.  No one has ever proposed 
another diagnosis. On a couple of occasions I persuaded another
specialist - my eye doctor - to give me the antibiotic for an eye
In a message dated 6/17/2009 6:21:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
dp2413@comcast.net writes:

You've gone all this time without treatment? Yikes!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 6:08 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Spring!

> I've been blaming my seeming inability to accomplish much in the garden
> this season on the strange weather - generally cool and gloomy though
> with a couple of spikes to uncomfortably hot.  It was very dry, though the
> sun seemed reluctant to shine, until the last few days, when we have had
> about five inches of rain - enough to bring the pond back to its normal
> level.
> Well, now I have another excuse.  I have been diagnosed with Lyme
> Disease.  The remarkable thing about this is that I have struggled with 
> Lyme
> for about 20 years, and usually have been unable to get a doctor to admit
> that I had it, even when it was indicated by the blood tests.  They didn't
> offer any other diagnosis - just said they didn't believe I had Lyme.  In
> other
> words they thought I was malingering.  I went in this time with another
> complaint, and the doctor declared that I had full-blown Lyme.  OK, maybe
> this time they will finally do something about it.  It's a relief to have
> it finally
> acknowledged that it is not just all in my head.
> Maybe I will still get the garden together before the end of summer.
> Auralie

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