Tag Archive: Maine Lyme Awareness

Sep 03

Living with Lyme Disease, Part 2

Upon returning from the hospital, we got him comfortably situated in bed. He was able to drink and eat a little bit. As time went on, the pain in his head and neck was returning. By 9 pm, the pain was getting bad again. By 10pm, he took an over the counter pain reliever, hoping …

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May 01

Living with Lyme Disease, part 1

It was a Thursday morning in late August, a beautiful summer day. My partner was complaining of a severe headache. It had been going on all week, since Sunday evening. It just got progressively worse by the day. No over the counter pain relievers gave any relief. On that Thursday morning, he looked awful. He …

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Oct 05

Autumn in Maine, and Lyme Disease

Now that the kids are back to school, and everyone is saying “farewell” to summer, it’s easy to forget- ticks are not. These tiny little vectors of disease are still crawling about, trying to make the most of the remaining time before winter arrives. Adult female Deer Ticks are very active in August and September …

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May 20

Ticks, what you should know

Finally, the snow is melted and like most Mainers when spring arrives, I’ve been spending as much time outside as I can- in my garden. Cleaning up last years leaves from the lawn, cleaning out perennial beds, and prepping gardens becomes marathon like in hopes to beat the hatching of Deer Ticks! Can we beat …

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