June 2002 found small tick on back. I had came home from work and went to cemetry, then walked around outside my home one time. Somewhere in that short timespan I had picked up a tick. Life will never be the same!! To say it mildly, it is hell. My doctor found it on the first visit - 3 days after bite. I had the perfect bulls eye on back. Now 6 years later - 1. I have an aweful time concretrating. Talking , spelling, paying bills, and decisions put me at the point of tears. 2. Lost at least half my hearing. 3. Depression is always a dark cloud near me 4. Gained 40 lbs Can anybody understand me? Is this feeling of failure normal. I was a math whiz, now I can't even make change. I need to have someone to talk to that has Lyme.