I just discovered Amy Tan, an American novelist ( National Book Award finalist and also a member of the band Rock Bottom Remainders along with Stephen King). She was diagnosed with lyme disease about 10 years ago, and has written a short testimony about the experience that I find both honest and inspiring. Her call to promote awareness about Lyme is really remarkable. In a world where it is discouraged to even acknowledge the disease's widespread existence, lyme patients are often too shy to speak out or hushed up when they try. No matter what controversies are raging in the medical world, lyme patients deserve the chance to be treated and to recover before it takes over their life.

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