posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 08:51 AM
Ok so I know that their is a thread about Plum Island specifically and this information is probably contained within that thread. That being said I
really just want to renew awareness in this. I was sitting here all warm and cozy snow locked into the house and I felt a slight itch on my side and
I gave it a little scratch and no thought. Now progressively the itching became worse and I noticed that a red bump had puffed up out of what was a
scar from a two year old tick bite. Now it is moderately swollen and I'm sure it will return to normal as long as I can resist the urge to scratch at
the tiny hellfire it creates just underneath my skin.
This got me thinking about Ticks and just how inherently nasty their little mouths are. Now I know its not Lyme or at least I hope not, I have had
blood work numerous times since the initial bite and I do remember removing the Tick before the necessary 24 hours for them to spread lyme. I've also
heard of a bacteria that carry that if passed will cause you to be allergic to meat which if incurable would certainly cause me a great deal of
I see therapist occasionally when I feel like I could use a friendly, supportive and non biased opinion from time to time. Her own personal accounts
of the struggle of Lyme disease and how medical professionals are not apt to diagnose let alone treat it really opened my eyes to the struggles of
this chronic debilitating disease. Apparently it gets misdiagnosed all the time and we all know how doctors respond dare a patient make a suggestion
as to a problem, polite and confident dismissiveness. Ironically it's almost as if it's a "conspiracy" disease.
Thinking about all this brought me full circle back to thinking about
. On a side note I always think about how
Hannibal Lecter picked up on Clareese's deal where he could occasionally stroll on plum Island alone, oh no the good Doctor was not impressed to say
the least. Anyway on a brighter note my therapist informed me that their is a growing movement of people affected by this possibly government created
disease that are bringing much needed attention to it.
This chart I have provided shows a steady rise in Lyme Disease diagnosis going all the way back to the nineties.
Lyme Disease statistics
. I think it is interesting to note that starting in the late 2000's we
see start to see "probable" as well as confirmed cases. Is that some sort of conspiracy or denial within the medical community that has caused that.
I am curious to know why all of a sudden it would seem like Doctors are more resistant to diagnosing Lymes, has something changed in Medical education
A couple of more interesting details my therapist educated me too was that apparently according to the CDC Lyme's is an STD and a diagnosis will put
you on the CDC's STD database. From what I understand is that it is rare but can and does happen as it shares a common gene with syphillis. So we
have urban legends about a shady government animal disease research facility, we have statistics indicating a steady rise in this disease, we have
testimony to the stubbornness of the medical community in regards to this...so uum yeah I don't know about you guys but I definitely think this is
something that deserves more awareness if not to protect yourself but for the sake of the people personally affected by this so that they may get the
proper treatment and attention that they need. I hope I have helped at least one person learn something new here today.
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