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Chronic Lyme disease is a complicated, confusing, and terrifying abyss—a black hole of human suffering, conflicting views, widespread corruption, and unrelenting medical navigation. Lyme Madness chronicles the author’s and adult son’s medical odyssey while capturing the current landscape of immeasurable suffering, twisted politics and medical madness that ensues worldwide. It provides a platform for the many voices of chronic Lyme sufferers, caregivers, and activists, along with the very few doctors and politicians all fighting for awareness, support and justice around the globe. It is a bold testament to the undeniable existence of this medical nightmare where millions are suffering and few are listening. The voices and pleas for medical acknowledgement of this widely negated disease are powerful, compelling, and a clarion call-to- action for those in power to put an end to the political roadblocks that have kept chronic Lyme disease in the shadows for more than forty years.
Ever since her adult son fell ill in the fall of 2012, her only focus has been to help him get well. Little did she know at the start of this medical odyssey just how deep and unending this rabbit hole would be. While helping her son navigate his medical journey from “no answers” to continued recovery, she was determined to write this book to help others navigate this long and arduous path from illness to wellness—the overwhelming and complicated trek that comes with having chronic Lyme disease. She was also determined to provide a platform for other Lyme sufferers to have their voices heard in an effort to end the madness. A madness where millions are suffering around the globe while mainstream medicine continues to turn its back on the sick and infirm.
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"Lyme Madness is a compelling, heart-breaking story of a Canadian mother dedicating all of her time, energy, intelligence and love to get her son back to health. The author's personal experience combined with her professional knowledge will provide other parents with a guide through this rabbit hole and will save them much frustration, time and money. It provides them with insights into the many medical and psychological pitfalls in Lymeland, with practical approaches, with a brave investigation of reasons why the status quo has been like this for over forty years and with a range of stories by other people. These personal stories will validate other parents and Lyme patients' own sanity on an often lonely journey back to health-- with the glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel that this book fortunately also provides. May this book add to the mounting evolution of activities to end the Madness of negating and downplaying Lyme as the global epidemic that it is." - Huib Kraaijeveld, author of Shifting the Lyme Paradigm; the Caretakers' Guide through the Labyrinth and founder of the On Lyme Foundation, the Netherlands