Too many people have needlessly lost their battle with Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases.
Suicide is the number one cause of death because of the endless pain, debilitating and crippling damage that these diseases cause. And last but not least, the doctors that ignore the symptoms after a few weeks of antibiotics had been given.
Patients are told they have deep emotional/mental issues and are wrongly given anti-depressants and other drugs.
We as voters take full responsibility for the actions of agencies like the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the CDC.
We have sat back and ignored the fact that bills were passed, policies signed and money changed hands to take away our right to INFORMED CONSENT. Now it's the insurance companies deciding what your doctor can and cant do to treat you. The IDSA is also at the helm of your care and your Doctors are turning into messengers and not practitioners of medicine.
Let us be the change now! Show them we will no longer be silent, obeident sheep!
If you can write, then write letters of your experience with this disease. Make hundreds of copies and start sending to newspapers, congressmen/women, Senators.
Go to: http://www.facebook.com/groups/lettersforlyme/ to see what others have written in past letter campaigns and use the list of recipients that's there too. The sky is the limit as to what we can accomplish.
If you can March and carry a sign then check this out:
If you can talk on the phone, call your Representitives and Senators and tell them to support Patients rights to freedom of choice and informed consent and to support the Bills that have been introduced on the national level as well as State level.
We may be sick but by God we are not Victims. We choose to either sit back and let someone else decide our fate or we choose to do something, anything, however big or small.
Lets show those who would tread on our freedoms that we have NOT gone away!!