For my interview i talked with a friend of mine who has had some major health issues due to untreated and undiagnosed lyme disease. She was bitten by a tick at an outdoor school event and got the tell-tale red ring, but the doctors said it was only an infection and let it be. She started getting progressively sicker over a period of years and her doctors blamed it on depression and lack of sleep. It was only until she couldn't physically get up for a few hours one day that they decided they should test her for anything she might have gotten over the years. 14 vials of blood later they discovered Lyme disease in her system. Thankfully, it wasn't too late.