How I Diagnosed and Treated My Own Lyme Disease

It was the summer of 1996, and I was an intern at Rhone Poulenc, a chemical company in Cranbury, New Jersey. The weather was nice enough that I was regularly wearing short sleeved polo shirts. I was also living in Princeton, New Jersey, in a home that had a lovely backyard that was often visited by deer, no matter what my mother did to try to repel them.  At one point my mother cut my hair in the back yard because she had read somewhere that it was a good deer repellent.

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