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Itâ€™s a wonder to many that such a small creature can cause so much trouble, but people who have suffered complications from Lyme disease will tell you differently.
For St. Marys resident Yolanda Wolfel, the experience wasnâ€™t a cut-and-dried, classic Lyme case. In the late 1980s, both Wolfel and her husband fell ill, but couldnâ€™t determine the cause. Her husband had had heart surgery, so she thought maybe an infected blood transfusion could have been to blame. They were tested for a variety of conditions, including AIDS. Various diagnoses included fibromyalgia, hypochondria and even mental illness.