I’m housebound, my life has shrunk: judge Wants Lyme disease treated like West Nile by health system

Excerpted from YorkRegion.com   ( Posted: 10/27/2011)

The letters from the doctors all start the same way: It was a pleasure to meet this man, Bruce Shilton, a strong upstanding member of the community, criminal lawyer for 24 years, judge on the Ontario Court of Justice for six. Whatever Mr. Shilton’s health problems are, the doctors say, they will get to the bottom of it. And they never do.
Mr. Shilton is no longer working as a criminal lawyer, no longer sitting on the bench. He is sitting, instead, at his kitchen table in Oak Ridges, rifling through a stack of letters from medical specialists, letters that offered him hope but led to dead ends.
Like many who have fallen into this Lyme disease abyss, Mr. Shilton spends most of his time sorting through medical paperwork, trying to track down a solution to the medical mystery that derailed his life 10 years ago.

For the complete article:    http://www.yorkregion.com/feature/article/1233175–i-m-housebound-my-life-has-shrunk-judge

~ by Rob on October 28, 2011.

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