Local Woman Warns That Lyme Disease Often Goes Undetected
Brenda Sterling-Goodwin types at her computer on a Sunday afternoon. She’s writing a summary of the church service at Trinity United Church. In truth she didn’t set foot in the church that day, but received a tape of the message along with the bulletin, which she uses to complete her weekly summary for the newspaper. Sterling-Goodwin has Lyme disease and is wheelchair bound these days. She believes she contracted the disease in 1997 while working at a vet clinic. Her symptoms subsided for a while after that, but flared up again about eight years ago and got so bad that at one point she lay in bed almost the entire day. Read more.
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