by Lorene Keitch – Agassiz Observer
posted Jun 4, 2015
May’s focus on lyme disease is over. But for lyme sufferers, there is no special month or date set aside to reflect. For them, a focus on lyme disease happens every moment of every day. It is a debilitating disease that demands continuous attention, forcing life as they once knew it to shift dramatically.
Harrison resident Stephanie Baziuk is one such victim. Baziuk identified her lyme disease two years ago, but suffered her whole life from its effects. She can trace the disease in her family back to her grandfather, who contracted it while fighting in World War I.
Lyme disease is a “serious illness” typically caused by the bite of an infected blacklegged tick. Baziuk describes living with lyme like “a quiet burn, basically sabotaging your health over the long term.”
Baziuk has faced frustration in the Canadian health care system, ….