I like your name. A good friend of mine at college was named Polly so seeing your name always reminds me of happier times.
From my investigation through my swiss-cheese memory, here is a summary of my Lyme illness:
- Tick bites in spring of 2002
- Winter/spring 2004 my symptoms began to affect my life
- July 2004 my symptoms came on full force
- Diagnosed via CDC positive test in January 2005 and began treatment
So, I was sick as a dog and undiagnosed for about a year.
I am still under treatment and s-l-o-wl-y getting better.
There are many here who were so very sick for years, much longer than I, before they were diagnosed. How sad that in this day an age, a bacterial infection is so diffilcult to diagnose and treat.
12 years is a long time for you to have been ill. Try to hang in there.
Peace and health to you,