28-vuotiaalla Simmillä diagnosoitiin borrelioosi vuonna 1997. Hyttysenpiston jälkeen pistokohdan iho alkoi muuttua. Hän kävi asiasta usean lääkärin luona yli puolen vuoden ajan. Oireet: niveltulehduksia, jalkaan kasvoi hyvänlaatuinen kasvain jne. Hän sai voimakkaan antibioottihoidon. Hän haluaa viestittää kaikille, että borrelioosin voi saada myös hyttysten välityksellä.
I was diagnosed with Lyme in the fall of 1997. I had no bull's eye rash or anything else. I had a raised growth on my leg where I was bitten by a mosquito, but thought nothing of it. I felt sick and achy for about six to eight months-and after many doctors visits, decided to contact 1-800-tick bite.
I found a wonderful doctor who determined that I had Lyme and started me on an aggressive antibiotic treatment. She determined that my infection came from the mosquito bite. I also develop a benign cancerous tumor in my leg at the point of infection. I also have rheumatoid arthritis from this horrible illness. I just want people to know that you can become infected with Lyme from a mosquito. I am only twenty-eight years old and I am facing a lifetime of dealing with this awful disease.
Thank God I have an extremely compassionate and understanding boyfriend who has on many occasions had to take care of me, carrying me up and down stairs and so on.Thank You for letting me tell my story.
Simmi D Oppenheimer