About the Group: You can reach us with questions anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org, on facebook at pghlyme or by posting a comment on the blog. If you want discussion, you may want to consider joining one of the many state-by-state mailing lists (depending on your location ([StateLyme]@yahoogroups.com, e.g., PennsylvaniaLyme@yahoogroups.com)). If you’re from the Pittsburgh area, you can join a Yahoo Groups mailing list called PittsburghLyme@yahoogroups.com.
About the Authors:
Jennifer Mankoff: I started this blog to share what I was learning about Lyme Disease as I experienced it. I’ve also written up a short history of these experiences. I created this at the urging of a friend because so little information is available about lyme, and what little there is tends to fall into one of two “camps” that are diametrically opposed to each other. I have spoken to numerous doctors in both camps and done a lot of reading myself, and while I am no expert, my opinions fall somewhere in the center of those two camps. I will do my best to present a balanced view point and provide pointers to resources from both sides so that anyone reading this can draw their own conclusions just as I have.
Caveat: I am not a doctor, and nothing written on this site is meant to represent medical advice. I am simply describing my experiences, my opinions and so on. Use at your own risk.
Bill Moore: I was sick for many years with Lyme before being diagnosed. I am haunted (and motivated) by the thought that if any one of the many doctors I had seen during these years were educated on how to recognize and test for Lyme, I could have avoided years of illness. Lyme is much easier to treat if diagnosed early, and can be avoided entirely with proper precautions. So this motivates me to get involved with Pittsburgh People with Lyme disease and do my best to educate people about Lyme Disease, and provide support for those suffering with it. I’ve also written up my full Lyme story.