Don’t ever give up making this horrible illness known! I am a nurse of 25 years who’s story is very similar to yours and many others. I walked through a tick nest in 2007 after getting out of my car at a doctor’s appointment(ironic!). Within a few weeks my life was changed forever and not one medical professional could tell me why. Memory loss, brain fog, severe fatigue, severe leg swelling, anemia, heart murmur and my teeth started dying and abscessing. I also stopped getting colds & flu. Haven’t had either since that day in 2007 and have heard from many that when you start getting sick with colds & flu again, you know that you’re healing and getting well. I have been put through the ringer by modern medicine and that has led me to my current and possibly final crisis. I have had blood transfusions, iron transfusions, surgeries that I didn’t need, wound infections, many antibiotics, yeast/fungal issues that have been ignored and more. My doctors have not followed up correctly on abnormal liver enzyme labs that became elevated soon after blood transfusions so now I am dealing with some type of biliary/liver damage or Cancer and will be having a biopsy next week to see what my fate will be. I believe fungal infections are a significant cause of Cancer when left untreated. All of this will become known and a cure will be found so that drug companies will benefit but not in my lifetime so please continue to educate those who we entrust with our health and lives. Scream it from the rooftops if you have to so that the lives of those of us who have suffered so much meant something! Good luck to you both in your journey and never give up on health & wellness.