For Sheri Souch, the journey down the long road to recovery from Lyme disease appears to be nearing its end.
For the past six years the elementary school teacher and mother of two from Kaleden has fought to cope with the devastating and often debilitating symptoms of the illness which, at its worst, left her bedridden and hoping her life of torment would end.
“All I prayed for was that I could just get up in the morning and be with my kids because for many months couldn’t even get out of bed,” she said. “I thought I would never get better. I hoped I would get better but it was just so overwhelming and I was thinking either end it all now or get me better. It was just horrible.”
Like many others with the disease, Souch not only had to contend with the severe problems associated with the condition, but with a medical administration nightmare.