Classic singer songwriter Jesse Colin Young discusses his experiences with Lyme Disease which did not receive an immediate diagnosis. He suffered a range of progressive symptoms which eventually drove him to see a specialist who ran some tests and determined the cause. It was a dramatic moment to finally understand what was happening and to be able to address it.
When left untreated, Lyme Disease can have intense consequences and the numbers of those suffering from it are large and widespread. Those dealing with it are not alone. Many support groups have formed nationwide. Early diagnosis leads to better outcomes and treatment exists in the form of various antibiotics.
Listeners most immediate connection to Jesse's work is likely through the folk anthem and massive hit song "Get Together." The track has been featured in numerous films, tv shows and has received endless radio play since it was released more than 50 years ago, in 1967.
He recently released a new album, "Dreamers," after a 12-year hiatus. It features all new music, and one compelling track is called "Lyme Life" which reflects his thoughts and feelings about the illness.