The Beginning!

This is my first attempt at blogging, so please be patient with me!  My hope is to raise awareness for Lyme Disease, and assist others along their journey.  I share my story with you, as “therapy” for myself and just maybe it will help someone else along the way.  This picture is the beginning of Laurie’s Lyme Life.  It is the bullseye that I developed in August of 2009, a few days after my mom-in-law pulled a tick from the right side of my back. (NOT a Deer Tick, by the way!)  What started as a little red spot, turned into this angry, raised bullseye about 3-4 inches in diameter.  This is the POSITIVE sign that you have been infected by Lyme Disease.  Unfortunately, only 50% of those with Lyme actually remember having any type of bullseye or rash.  This is why there are THOUSANDS of people suffering from this debilitating, deadly disease, and they have NO IDEA what is making them sick!Image