Come join us at our next LymieMom’s Meeting! 3/20/16

Once again we will be trying to have another LymieMoms Social Lunch at Panera Bread. January’s meeting got canceled due to the Big Snow Storm so hopefully with Spring right around the corner we won’t have to reschedule this meeting too!

This meeting will be held in the same town and same place as originally planned, Quakertown, PA, at the Panera Bread. Come out for some great conversation, good food, support and make some new friendships too. All Moms with Lyme, Kids who have it, those expecting or trying to get pregnant, or just those Ladies who would like to join us to learn more. Grandmother’s who’s grandkids who have it are welcome as well. We just ask that you leave your children at home so that us Mom’s can focus on each other. I will be scheduling a Day with our kids to meet when the weather gets warmer.

This is the address where it will be held if you dont have a Facebook Page or Twitter Account which is where I usually update about these Monthly Meetings.

Address: Panera Bread, Quakertown PA

Official Panera Bread Website

You can find more updates here on Our Facebook Pages and Twitter

LymieMoms Social Group of PA/NJ/DE (Facebook)

LymieMomsUnite Support Group  (Facebook)

LymeAWAY! Page (Facebook)

LymeAWAY Twitter

 LymieMomsUnite Twitter 

 

Also, I’ve had many other Ladies and Mom’s sad that they can not make these Meetings because they are in another State and County. My hope for this group is to expand it into other States as well, however there is only one of me and I can not be in every state possible. What I’m asking is for anyone who has interest in becoming a “LymieMom Host” in your own town please contact me. There is not a lot of responsibility either if you are not completely 100% sure you can physically do this. Even if you find someone else in your area who would like to do it as well, you can have two people running it and switch off running the monthly meetings. I have no problem with that. So if you have any interest or know anyone who may have them contact me at my email Lymeaway77@gmail.com 

Thank you~Alison

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Save The Date! PA Patient Conference

I’m happy to announce after some time of discussion and planning, the PA Lyme Disease Resource Network will be having their first Annual Lyme Disease Patient Conference this May 14th 2016 in Lancaster, PA.

This is wonderful news for Lyme Patients everywhere! You can find future details on the PA LYME DISEASE NETWORK  Website and also look for more announcements on my Blog, Facebook Pages for LymeAWAY and LymieMoms Unite, as well my Twitter accounts @Lymeaway77 and @LymieMoms

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January LymieMoms Social-1/24/16

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LymieMoms Social Group  had taken a hiatus the last several months, but we are back now to our meetings starting up again. I do hope you all had a happy and hopefully not too painful Holiday and were able to enjoy your time with your family and friends. My family and I were very busy running from one family party to the next, church service, and of course having family of our own over the holiday as well and celebrating the New Year too. Least to say as nice as it was this year, I’m glad its over. I’m exhausted and ready to get back to some normalcy and could definitely use my Ladies time with some of you beautiful Mamas!

Our newest meeting coming up will be on Sunday January 24, 2016 from 1:00-4:00pm at the Panera Bread in Quakertown, PA. If you have a Facebook page you can find updates here LymieMoms January Social These meetings are open to Mother’s who have Lyme, Mother’s whose children have Lyme Disease or newly diagnosed, those interested in learning more and speaking with others who have been through Pregnancy and Lyme Disease or want to start a family.  I understand myself because back in 2010 when my Husband and I talked about starting a family it was a tough choice and I found that the friendship and advice as well as hearing experiences from other Lyme Parents out there helped me to make a decision for us. Plus making new friends for me has been the bonus 🙂 As of now Children are not allowed to join our meetings only because our full attention will be on them, I apologize but come the warmer months I promise to have several events so that our kids may join in and meet each other.

A note as well…I currently am looking for LymeMom Social Leaders for your town and county. Sadly I can’t be everywhere each month and as of now I’ve only been able to have meetings in PA, my goal is in surrounding areas as well such as Delaware and New Jersey. If only there were two of me! Its not a huge responsibility so if you have any interest please contact me at Lymeaway77@gmail.com

Well, I hope to see some new faces at this meeting this month! Also, if there is snow that day please look for updates either on our Facebook Page LymieMoms Social Group or look here on my Blog for updates.

~Alison

4/30/11-Julia Wagner to speak at Lyme Awareness Event

If you can PLEASE come out and support our friend Dawn DiFiore!!! Dawn DiFiore

To be held at Jeffersonville Golf Club, West Norriton, PA,  April 30th, 7-11pm,$35 (tickets sold at the door) Includes food, drinks, entertainment, and lots of Lyme Disease information from our very own Julia Wagner, president of MontCoLyme.

More info and article from The Times Herald: Lyme Disease Fundraiser

Lyme Disease in Pets

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Its now getting closer to May again and the ticks are already out. I know I have gone on and on about Lyme Disease in people, but you need to look out for your pets as well. They are family to many of us and I know many of you like me would die if something happened to them. They can suffer from many severe issues from a tick, joint pain and swelling, kindney problems, etc.  I found two great articles with good tips on how to remove a tick if you find one on  your Pet.

Removing Ticks from your Pet

Tick Removal for your Pet

Dates for Upcoming Speakers for MontCo Lyme

Julia Wagner will have a full resource table with high quality informational and educational resources available, along with participants in the meeting experienced personally with Tick-Borne diseases.
 
All meetings are the last Monday of the month: at 7pm, and held at St. Peter’s Lutheran church, 211 Main Street, North Wales, PA  19454.
 
Feb 28, 2011Speaker:  David S. Thalheimer, JD – David has represented hundreds of parents and children in special education matters in Pennsylvania. Prior to establishing Thalheimer and Palumbo, he served for five years as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. Before serving at the District Attorney’s office, he was a litigation associate in the Philadelphia office of the Dechert law firm. He has often lectured on special education issues to educators and parents. His J.D. degree is from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Law Journal. His undergraduate degree is a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Thalheimer is past President of the Advocacy Board of the Arc of Montgomery County. David has helped some families with children stricken with Lyme Disease with their education and schooling challenges. Julia Wagner will provide an introduction regarding the impact of Lyme on youth and children, and then David Thalheimer , attorney, will address working with the schools regarding educational accommodations for children/youth with Lyme. 
 
March 28, 2011Speaker – Dr. Clarence Mast, MD – Dr. Mast is Board-certified in Family Practice, and in recent years introduced through personal family experience to Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases.  He is a member of ILADS and particularly concerned about the impact of Tick-Borne Diseases on Children & Youth.
 
April 25, 2011Speaker – Ron Hamlen, PHD – Ron Hamlen is a PHD in Insect Pathology, Nematology and Microbial Insect Control, also receiving certificates from Harvard School of Public Health in Public Health Risk Assessment.  He is currently Vice President and Science Advisor for the Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern PA (LymePA) and a member of ILADS.  Ron has a special interest in prevention of tick-borne disease, and the impact of tick-borne diseases on children and youth.  He has authored numerous articles, most recently a Chapter in a textbook: “Pediatrics in the Schools: Disorders and Treatment” published by the National Association of School Psychologists and Corwin/Sage Publishers, on Lyme and Associated Tick-Borne Infections”.
 
See www.lymeactionpa.com, and click on the Montcolyme tab for additional information (this site is in the midst of being updated for now, and this information is not yet there, but will be by the end of the year).
 
Julia F. Wagner is President of MontCoLyme (Montgomery County (PA) Lyme Information and Support Group)
She may be contacted at  MontCoLyme@aol.com
MontCoLyme Address – 211 Main Street, North Wales, PA  19454
866-MCo-LYME (866-626-5963)

“Under Our Skin” Viewing-4/18/11

LYME DISEASE

Special Screening of the Award-winning documentary film

UNDER OUR SKIN

A gripping tale of microbes, medicine and money. Each year, thousands go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, often told that their symptoms are “all in your head”

HOSTED BY PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATOR

ANDY DINNIMAN

and the

PENNSYLVANIA LYME DISEASE AWARENESS COMMITTEE

WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY, SYKES STUDEN UNION, 110 ROSEDALE AVENUE, WEST CHESTER, PA

(FREE and Open to all-Free Parking)

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011 @7:00PM

Pennsylvania has the highest number of Lyme cases in the U.S.

Q&A after the movie: DOUG FEARN, President, Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc.

For info, phone 610-384-2249

www.lymepa.org