message from Leslie Feinberg:
MY MEDS RAMP UP;
I ramp up my treatment protocols today. I made a long-distance trip for expert tick-borne-disease-syndrome care, my second extended trip in five days.
This is my first post in some time about my health, and noticeable improvements.
For those who are combatants or caring for those in the tick-borne disease syndrome epidemic, I can sum it up succinctly:
I am in month 8 of expert ILADS care, and we are paving new clinical science together. ILADS doctors and patients are, however, subject to medical McCarthyism.
I am defying the ruling U.S. medical establishment treatment guidelines for Lyme—which suppress science and public understanding—and I will publicly fight any obstruction to access to open-ended treatments, whether with oral, intramuscular or intravenous delivery.
I will continue to struggle publicly, on social media, with the U.S. medical establishment, health insurance industry and the state in the Lyme/+ wars.
It takes ongoing battles in order to continue uninterrupted treatments for late-stage tick-borne disease. I don’t want to use what energy I have to struggle for myself alone.
However, I have not written about my treatment experiences. Instead, I chose to show, not tell, the immediately noticeable improvements in treatment. I’ve used whatever energies I have been able to muster to help CeCe McDonald, her family/loved ones, defense committee and communities to free her self from the racist, transphobic, sexist and youth-hating state.
I’ve just begun to organize to help fight oppressions. That’s why I’m in this medical battle, one evidence-based step at a time.
I’ve put up as much as I could this week to demonstrate clearly that I’ve just begun to organize to help fight for justice for CeCe McDonald.
If I post less beginning today, you’ll be able to tell from these posts—I hope—that I am still in the fight to help her free herself from the racist, mass incarceration of the Prison-Industrial-Complex.
Please read Kenyon Farrow’s powerful and timely article below.
I’ve made plans to be in the courtroom in South Minneapolis on June 4.
The tasks of the historic moment remind me to note publicly that if I am jailed at any time for any reason, I will halt all medical treatments until my release, in order to publicly demonstrate the impact on abilities when treatments are interrupted and infectious disease thresholds rise.
In the meantime, I’ll be online and/or post when I’m able!
solidarity in struggle,
Justice for Trayvon Martin!
justice for Paige & Brandy!
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