Dealing with Lyme Disease in Retirement
by PATRICIA NEWTON
(NEW CASTLE, DE)
I have been two years into retirement, enjoying it fully, when almost three weeks ago I was struck with an acute 24/7 pain in my left upper back and left chest area, with a feeling like bees were stinging me on my back.
Since my two doctors were completely stumped, I was admitted to the hospital for four days.
After many blood tests, X-Rays and scans, I was diagnosed with nerve Lyme disease. I have never been ill my entire life so this has taken me by surprise.
I am now back home and am on antibiotics and pain medication.
I'm searching for a Lyme disease support group in my area, but was wondering if anyone has had this disease and could comment on what to expect. My doctors have been very helpful, but I would like to hear from others who may have knowledge and experience with this disease.