I have yet to finish Under Fire, but thought you'd like to read the 2nd paragraph. I think I"ll finish tomorrow, but if I don't I'll leave Preview Part 3 and post the full post on Saturday.
Skepticism is the questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts or
opinions that are stated as facts. Patients with Lyme Disease and
doctors that treat chronic Lyme Disease face another problem in addition
to the disease itself. We face chronic skepticism. As a patient, I am
often questioned or criticized by the choices I make in regards to my
treatments. Physicians and nurses in the traditional medical community
often raise their eye brows if I mention the words Lyme Disease.
People I know question whether I am choosing the right doctor and
treatment because they've heard that Lyme Disease isn't this difficult
to treat. My question is this: Hw come every time I mention that I have
Lyme Disease to someone they know someone who "was very sick" or
"almost died" from it if Lyme Disease is so rare.
To be Continued ***