Hello hello hello!! I hope you have all had a lovely Sunday. I know I did. I went to church, filmed two Youtube videos, cheered on the Anaheim Ducks (They won!!), did a little tanning, and swam laps. Very productive! Speaking of Youtube, I did the “Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease Challenge.” I would really appreciate if you would take the time to either watch the video or visit the website to find out what the challenge is all about.
The Website: http://lymediseasechallenge.org/
If either of those options does not interest you, here are the instructions for the challenge:
1. TAKE A BITE: Bite a lime and TAKE A PHOTO OR A SHORT VIDEO of the act – the more sourpuss your face, the better (and funnier!).
2. SHARE A FACT: State ONE BRIEF FACT ABOUT LYME DISEASE, such as the facts provided below. You can say them in your video, write them on your photo, or include them in your post. Help us spread the true facts about Lyme Disease!
3. PASS IT ON: Keep the campaign going — CHALLENGE THREE OTHER PEOPLE – your friends, family, whomever! – to take a bite! Mention them in your video or if you do a photo tag them in your post.
-Take the challenge, spread the word, do something to help the cause-
If you feel like you might have Lyme Disease, here is a list of symptoms:
Pain: in the muscles or joints
Skin: bull’s eye pattern rash or red rashes
Joints: stiffness or swelling
Whole body: malaise, fever, or fatigue
Also common: redness, weakness of limb, or headache
Do not wait!! Even though Lyme Disease is treatable, it is more manageable when caught early. It can cause severe health conditions if caught in a late stage of the infection. Cases with prolonged symptoms are labeled as “Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome.”
Stay aware and stay strong readers!!
– Lauren Michele :)