Editor of the Reformer:
Suppose you became ill and went to a conventional doctor for help. Blood tests were done and you were told that you would get better. But you only got worse so you went back to the doctor. A different blood test was run and your illness was finally diagnosed. You have chronic Lyme disease and you think that you will get the treatment that you need. For me and too many people in our area, this is not the case. Since the conventional medical community refuses to treat chronic Lyme in a manner to return us to health, those of us with this disease are forced to deal with this debilitating illness on our own.
When is the conventional medical community going to wake up to the epidemic in our midst? Fortunately, there is help available. Thanks to the naturopathic community, there are doctors who care enough to give the victims of chronic Lyme the treatment that they need. Without people like Alexis Chesney and Anna Abella, I wouldn’t have ever gotten back to the quality of life that I had before I became ill. Wake up, conventional medical people.
Catherine L. Muscat, Guilford, Oct. 5