"I'm really sad to report that Paula Brown (UK) has lost her fight against Lyme Disease / Motor Neurone. She passed away in a hospice December 2011.
During her illness she suffered from Bell's Palsy which resolved with antibiotic & herbal treatment. Sadly her Lyme literate doctor was suspended from practise due to witch hunts within the national health system. Her Lyme doctor was her rock & she was very sad to lose his continued support.
Paula began to develop motor neurone symptoms during her illness. She lost her voice, as well as her mobiity & was unable to swallow. The NHS helped her with a hoist, speaking machine & head operated mouse. She was able to get a great deal of help for her motor neurone synmptoms but sadly her GP was not supportive of the Lyme diagnosis & so getting treatment for that became nigh on imposisble. She was too ill to travel to gain help from others.
Her family were very supportive & she really appreciated cards & messages from friends on Eurolyme.
I hope she is able to rest in peace.
With best wishes, Jenny O'Dea (Tick Talk Ireland)