My views on unvalidated testing are different and I do not agree with everything that this reporter says about Lyme. The tests are NOT significantly more accurate as the disease progresses. A lot of misinformation but happy I said my piece – although A LOT was cut out.
And I just noticed my father posted a comment and was so touched by his message. I am so lucky to have my parents. They have been so supportive throughout this whole process and have surrounded me with so much love when I needed it most. Thank you, dad, mom, Jerry and Yvette. xo
Comment left by my father on YouTube:
Mrs. Dean is known more intimately by me as I am her Dad. Mostly from afar I have been the observer of the evolution of Brandi’s suffering of Lyme Disease. It has been more than heart-breaking as her Dad to be on the receiving end of phone calls and email messages when she’s been overwhelmed by waves of deep discouragement, depression, and even panic- not to mention caused by her symptoms…in fact have at times even cause my grave fear for her sufficient enough to leave my own work and home to be with her. On one occasion, I traveled to meet her in Washington DC to meet with and discuss a serious treatment regiment and had the experience of a Lyme-related episode that required the calling of EMTs and an ambulance to treat her in a doctor’s office and take her for emergency treatment at George Washington University Hospital where, for a short time I was literally afraid for her life. What I find maddening is NOT that medical professionals disagree over the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease; it is the utter arrogance among MANY medical professionals that make adamant statements to or about patients or Lyme Disease that imply that their own knowledge that “debunks” Lyme Disease is “superior” thus leaving patients feeling like “it’s all in their heads”. Now, I MAY be a little biased…but I cannot describe the sense of pride that I have for Brandi as she refuses to stay down when a monster-wave of Lyme knocks her off her feet; but she picks herself up with the help of her family and reaches out to help other Lyme sufferers with encouragement, hope, prayer, and love!