By Lucy John, and Chloe Burrell
March 2, 2022
A nurse who has spent the majority of her life in pain has finally been diagnosed with a host of tick-borne illnesses, including Lyme disease.
Louise Cole-Jones, 38, has suffered from a variety of symptoms for the last 20 years. Despite being a qualified nurse, she claims that she had been overlooked by health professionals who misdiagnosed her on a number of occasions.
However, almost two decades after being bitten by a tick aged 18, Louise, from Maesycwmmer, Wales, has finally been diagnosed with what has been affecting her both mentally and physically. (See link for article)
Yet another misdiagnosed or undiagnosed patient left to languish for decades who could have had a completely different outcome had she been properly diagnosed and treated early.
Again, everyone knows prompt diagnosis and treatment is key, yet nothing changes.