Do you need a Lyme disease peer with whom to visit? Are you willing to visit with another Lyme disease sufferer?
Either way, the public is invited to attend the November meeting of the Lyme disease support group for residents of Juneau, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Hillsboro Public Library meeting room, 819 High Ave., Hillsboro.
Water on the knee, or swelling of the knee, can be an early, primary symptom of Lyme disease. This is a recently published conclusion of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Their Nov. 1 study urges physicians in Lyme disease hot spots like western Wisconsin to consider “spontaneous knee effusion” when making a diagnosis. Please note, however, Lyme-caused water on the knee is not activity-related, and little or no pain accompanies new infections.
A table of free materials about the various Insect Vector-Borne Illnesses (IVBI) is available at every meeting. This printed information can be browsed and/or taken home.
The coordinator can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 608-489-2725 (ask for Gary), or surface mail: Gary Cepek, S1468 Cepek Rd., Elroy, WI 53929.