About the author:
Mindy Haber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor who has a private practice in Wappingers Falls, New York where she assists people in their life journey. She helps children and adults work through trauma, addiction, mental illness and various life transitions. Mindy provides a safe environment for change and growth, understanding that each journey is unique.
Lyme Rage†is Mindy's first book. It tells the story of her daughter's struggle with Lyme disease and the lack of information about the various symptoms that can manifest from being infected with the Lyme bacteria. Mindy's story is both a warning of Lyme disease's wrath and a message of hope that there is a way out. However, to get to a place of wellness each sufferer and caregiver must recognize and accept that the road has many ups and downs along the way. She believes that recovery is a process that takes time, and that both caregiver and sufferer need to heal.
Visit Mindy at her website: www.lymeragebook.com
by Mindy Haber
Size: 5.5x8.5 / 228 pages
eBook / $9.99
Paperback / $16.95
According to the National Institute of Health, Lyme disease, a bacterial infection that is spread through the bite of one of several types of ticks, may now be a virulent epidemic in the U.S. producing as many as 300,000 to one million new cases per year. Yet since it was first discovered in 1982 its diagnosis and treatment has remained wrapped in controversy.
Lyme Rage is the true story of one family's experience with the disease. Their harrowing journey begins when nine-year old Sophie develops symptoms that their family doctor cannot explain. When her symptoms worsen, and doctor after doctor refuses to treat her for a lack of diagnosis, her family is at a loss for what to do. The final disaster comes when Sophie collapses and is unable to walk. It is only when the family begins traveling a road without established medical markers that the seemingly miraculous happens and the family finds a doctor who is willing to treat Sophie that her rocky road to recovery can begin.
The fear and terror of this family in despair is eloquently depicted in this harrowing journey. What follows is a rocky road in attempts to get Sophie well. In this tale of discovery, the impact of Lyme disease is graphically illustrated.
This story is a warning to parents and families of what can happen when Lyme disease takes over the body and mind. As with any illness, parents must fight to find answers that donít come easily. The mother in this story takes us on a ride that is an inspiration to all parents who will not settle for complacency.
This is a journey of hope and fierce perseverance for a parent who never gives up the search for answers in spite of what she is told.