Ticked Off

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Tate Publishing, Jan 18, 2011 - Medical - 224 pages
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I was a strong, hardworking woman raising a family, helping my husband with his business, mowing four acres of yard every week, gardening, and holding a job down. I felt like superwoman. But as time wore on, So did my health. Unlike the majority of well-known ailments that plague the general American population each year, Lyme disease is not an illness often heard about in the media. Yet for many, this tick-born virus is a death sentenceóforever changing their lives For The worse. After twelve years of suffering, Janet DeCesare shares her story inTicked Offan emotional story of her battle with chronic Lyme disease. With thousands infected each year, The misdiagnosis and lack of knowledge in the mainstream medical community is shocking. This memoir will wade through the confusion and expose the truth about the symptoms, effects, and cures. Whether you are suffering with Lyme disease or only know someone who is, find hope and a voice amid the silence as Janet searches for answers to her own decaying health. Once you hear her story, you too will be Ticked Off!
  

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Contents

Foreword
13
My Unknown Journey with Lyme
23
What Is Lyme disease?
33
How to Deal with Lyme
55
How My Life Has Changed
65
The Lyme Stigma
73
Campaigning For Lyme disease
83
Money and Medical Crusades
93
Alternative vs Conventional
113
Battling for Disability 1 27
127
Hope on the Horizon
191
Taking on Washington
211
Copyright

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