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About Lyme Lives EveryWhere

Angola Inmate Hospice volunteers taught me to trust God and the power of forgiveness. I have always been fascinated by how people 'discover' their gifts/callings. As a coping mechanism for a complicated home life; I liked to run outdoors regardless the weather. After University my running was curtailed due to mystery ailments that would flare up on-and-off for decades. Intuitively, I have been soaking in epsom salt baths ever since I became a runner. Perhaps that is what kept my immune system functioning for so long. In 2005, my mystery ailments returned. After a decade of suffering and symptom flare ups, I was told by health care practitioners to learn to live with what was ailing me. In 2013, my immune system shut down and resulted in a health crisis; ultimately saving my life. Tired of being sick and tired, by divine intervention I found an amazing advocate in Dr. Amanda Lea; an osteopathic physician in Zachary Louisiana. Two days before I found her, a friend put me on her church prayer list as I searched for answers. Dr. Lea was setting up a new practice and worked me in the day after the prayer chain started. She listened to my health history uninterrupted for 45 minutes. After my diagnosis, I went to see a Lyme experienced MD, the head of infectious disease at a large hospital in New Orleans. She opened the office door, walked in and proclaimed that "Lyme disease does not exist in Louisiana". That day my passion for Lyme awareness, education and advocacy was revealed to me.

Who supports Lyme Disease Education? THESE GUYS – LOYOLA NEW ORLEANS DNP STUDENTS!

This spring (2015), while attending the annual Loyola New Orleans DNP program intensives, I said to myself perhaps I should give a little talk to my peers about Lyme Disease. The previous January 2014, I had made the heart wrenching … Continue reading

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Lyme Advocacy Starts With ME!

Angola Inmate Hospice volunteers taught me to trust God and the power of forgiveness. I have always been fascinated by how people ‘discover’ their gifts/callings. As a coping mechanism for a complicated home life; I turned to running in the … Continue reading

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Aloha – THE PERFECT PROTEIN POWDER! Get $20 off your first purchase when you use the code MELODY54 during checkout!

Being sick for so long with Lyme disease has taken its toll on my body. I have developed a bunch of food sensitives and have to be mindful not to feed the Lyme bacteria and its buddy co-infections. Taking over … Continue reading

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Run RON Run! What goes up, must come down!

Thank you for everyones prayers and support while we (me and my family) cheered my baby brother (Ron Spragg) on during his first Ultra-race this past weekend. I am so honored that he let me high-jack his first event; while … Continue reading

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Top 3 Ways Social Media can Help Humanitarian Work (and 3 Pitfalls)

Top 3 Ways Social Media can Help Humanitarian Work (and 3 Pitfalls).

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Will you support Lyme Education?

I have come to realize that Lyme & its co-infections probably invaded my body during 1990 ~26 or more years ago. The anniversary of: my diagnosis is April 2014; finding a Lyme Literate Practitioner is October 2014, and returning to school part … Continue reading

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Lyme Myths Debunked By Canlyme.com

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There once was a woman

       

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There once was a nurse named Melody…

Hi, I’m Melody and my new goal in life is to improve the treatment of Lyme Disease in Louisiana. I am an Family Nurse Practitioner Student, a Lyme Patient & Warrior! Currently, in Louisiana there is one Lyme Literate Doctor … Continue reading

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Lyme Lives Everywhere!

My blog is going to focus on two new topics: A delayed Lyme Disease Diagnosis and how it impacted my journey as a nurse practitioner student (admitted 2010 to Loyola New Orleans).  I appreciate your time, look forward to your … Continue reading

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