Friday, May 2, 2014

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme disease awareness month and the weekend of 16th-18th May will see protests around the globe, all aiming to increase awareness of this debilitating illness and demanding better access to treatment and information for both patients and doctors.

This year, I am involved in some various other ways of raising awareness, but I aim to post on my blog too - since this was its original purpose.  My journey out of the 'Lymelight' is just taking a few twists and turns...... actually twists and turns doesn't really cover it - it's turned into a rollercoaster....... the absolute craziest, most terrifying rollercoaster you can imagine, with vertical drops and loop-the-loops at supersonic speed..... in the dark.  I think that about covers it.

However, stories of my life are best left for another day.  Today I want to link to this blog and begin to draw attention to the social media aspect of Lyme awareness - social media holds such power, unimaginable even a few years ago.  Sharing information, turning your profile picture(s) green, or your cover picture to one of the many that have been created, or adding an 'awareness ribbon' to your profile will help raise awareness and stop this disease making people so devastatingly ill.  When Lyme is caught early, it is much easier to treat - knowledge and awareness can make this possible.

So please follow: during the month of May and help raise awareness for an illness which is so poorly understood.

This can be saved and used as your facebook cover photo

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