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At First Bite: A Healing Journey - Brevard NC


Last updated 10/22/2018 at 4:27pm

Patti Beggs is feeling good about life after a harrowing experience caused by a tick bite. (Times photo by Kevin Fuller)

Editor's Note: The following was written by Patti Beggs, the owner of Elements Spa and Shop in Brevard.

In 2013, I awoke and while showering I found a tick embedded at the base of my neck.

The tick was removed carefully, and I thought that because it appeared the entire tick had been removed, that would be the end of it.

I was completely ignorant of Lyme disease. I had heard of it, but was unaware of the seriousness of side effects. Being a relatively healthy person, I thought I would be fine.

I have always been a physically active person. At 64, I was healthy and going strong. I was...

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