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Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

I want to express my gratitude for the article “Lyme disease growing problem” (April 28).

Unless we never leave our homes, we are possible victims of the nasty, tiny deer tick. Anyone who works in the yard, goes hiking or biking, golfs or plays outdoor sports is a possible meal for the tick.

Last fall, I was bitten twice in 10 days. For five days, I felt like I had a terrible bout of flu.

The hardest part of dealing with Lyme disease is the lack of definitive tests to confirm it or to check on the progress of treatment.

As anyone with a dog can tell you, it seems veterinarians know more about testing and treatment than our physicians.

I urge everyone to contact our elected officials to fund research grants on Lyme disease.

Let's work to advance awareness of Lyme because it affects us all.

Colleen S. Crytzer

Freeport

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