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Lyme Disease is a Thief: Hard Realities of a Lyme Warrior

Lyme Disease is a Thief: Hard Realities of a Lyme Warrior

January 29, 2018

On top of being a wife and month, Valerie Brock is bravely fighting Late Stage Lyme disease. Here she sheds light on the the hard realities behind common Lyme Disease sayings, symptoms and struggles. "Lyme disease is a Thief" Lyme disease affects every aspect of my life. The saying that "Lyme is...

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The Ultimate Lyme Disease Gift Guide

The Ultimate Lyme Disease Gift Guide

December 14, 2017

The holidays are a special time dedicated to family, friends and festivities. Gift-giving can be a great way to show our appreciation of our loved ones, but it’s often difficult to think of thoughtful and functional presents for friends and family currently suffering from Lyme Disease. That’s why Care+Wear and...

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The Reality of Life with Lyme Disease

The Reality of Life with Lyme Disease

February 22, 2017

Cathy Rosa is an art therapist and yoga instructor from Hunterdon County, NJ, living with Chronic Late Stage Lyme and multiple Co- infections. (Erlichia, Babesia, Bartonella). She's the Mom of a beautiful 3 year old daughter who she says keeps her going every day. When asked about her experience with Lyme disease,...

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PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

February 02, 2017 1 Comment

Haley is a 23 year old Georgetown University graduate living in San Fransisco. She is currently being treated for Late-Stage Lyme disease, which she likely acquired at the Age of 11. Learn more about Hayley's complicated PICC Line journey below: I had two PICC lines over a period of 4 months,...

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Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

January 10, 2017 1 Comment

Allie William's Lyme disease journey is nothing short of inspirational. She went from experiencing inexplicable symptoms and repeatedly being told that there was nothing wrong with her, to finally receiving a correct diagnosis: Lyme disease. Allie is now undergoing treatment using a PICC Line, and loves her Care + Wear violet...

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Guest Post: Jennifer's Story

Guest Post: Jennifer's Story

November 14, 2016

This week we asked our friend Jennifer Walzer Berkowitz to contribute her voice to our community.  Jennifer has been battling Lyme disease for years and we are so inspired by her resilience and strength.  We know you will be too: In June 2002, I was at a retreat in the...

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The Power of Celebrity Health Advocacy

The Power of Celebrity Health Advocacy

August 16, 2016

In recent years, the modern celebrity’s job description has expanded to include the role of health advocate. When celebrities are candid about their battles with illness or disease, they often spark widespread discussion about their condition. From Shannon Doherty’s continuing battle with breast cancer, to Yolanda Foster and her family’s...

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Realizing you have Lyme Disease: Caroline's story

Realizing you have Lyme Disease: Caroline's story

August 01, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to hear Caroline's story regarding realizing that she had Lyme Disease and needing to get a PICC line. Her ability to live her life with her PICC line is so inspiring and something we wanted to share with our community. She has a fascinating story...

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Do I Have Lyme Disease? A Lyme Disease Checklist to Help You Learn More

Do I Have Lyme Disease? A Lyme Disease Checklist to Help You Learn More

April 11, 2016 4 Comments

Lyme Disease is caused by a bacterial illness transmitted to humans by ticks. In the northeastern and north central United States the deer or bear tick is usually responsible for transmitting the disease whereas on the Pacific Coast it is usually the black-legged tick. The symptoms can appear quickly or...

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About PICC Lines and the Care+Wear PICC Line Cover

About PICC Lines and the Care+Wear PICC Line Cover

December 17, 2015

Often times, patients are given a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) line to help access the blood stream. Access to the blood stream is required for a number of treatments including treatments for Cancer, Diabetes, Lyme Disease and TPN (total parenteral nutrition). A PICC line is inserted in a peripheral vein in the...

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