The Faces of Lyme: David
“Seek help right away”
Imagine you can’t watch TV, or carry on a conversation; you are in so much pain you have to stay in bed in a dark room. Immobile.
Not getting treated right away led David to develop semi-catastrophic lyme (severe symptoms coming in quick succession). Within the first year he was stuck in bed suffering from debilitating nausea, vertigo, pain, brain fog and difficulty sleeping. He lost a tremendous amount of muscle, which eventually confined him to a wheelchair. Four years later, still struggling with some symptoms, he shares his emotional, social and physical story including the biggest problem he has faced in his fight with lyme.
Jennifer, David’s mother gives her perspective on how she got through the darkest days when she thought her son may die. Her advice is to be consistent with treatment—people don’t realize how long it can take to recover; stay the course, do not jump around.