"For some reason I haven't been able to discuss my journey with Lyme, other than my practitioners and very few family members it's been a solitary journey. I knew that I had been bitten by something Feb 01, 2014. We winter in California and as I am in the yard constantly as an avid gardener, I was warned about rattlesnakes and black widow spiders. Ticks had never been on my radar! I thought this was something people worried about on the east coast."