As we start a new year, we continue to increase and ask for books on Lyme and tick-borne diseases. Our Lyme Disease Coalition has recently aquired 3 copies of Lyme Madness by Lori Dennis.
We started this drive last year (2018) and have received donations and purchased or paid for shipping on donations for several. There were absolutely no books relating to the disease prior to starting this drive. Susquehanna County now has several books available to help you understand the disease, from diet to treatments, climate change, and now a personal story from a mother trying to rescue her son.
The libraries also have brochures and Lyme Basics booklets published to help those just starting out on the lyme journey.
Visit your local library branch and ask what they may have available. If you have a favorite you would like to donate, please let us know or contact your branch to make the donations.
Knowledge is Power, share the power!
We've known for years now that Lyme and related pathogens have caused health issues outside of the telltale "Erythema Migrans" or bullseye rash. Several "specials" on local public tv and radio stations have done pieces showing the effects on the large joints affected, the knee being one of the most documented with surgery for knee replacement. In more recent publications, Lyme carditis is being recognized as one of the early issues with Lyme bacteria as well.