Lyme disease is prevalent in Morrison County; Godejohn tells his story
Larry Godejohn of Lincoln was diagnosed with Lyme disease in March. He has a feeling he was bit by a deer tick last fall.
“My first symptoms were pain in my right knee and right shoulder in March,” he said. “It was definitely joint pain and since I had surgery on my knee years ago, I went to an orthopedic doctor.”
Godejohn received a cortisone shot that alleviated the pain for five days. The pain returned, but this time both on his right side and his left shoulder.
“That’s when I realized it was not an orthopedic problem,” said Godejohn. After that, the worst of the symptoms came on fast. See more in Tina Snell’s Morrison County Record story.
PHOTO: Larry Godejohn, Lincoln, was diagnosed in March with Lyme disease. Symptoms included joint pain and fatigue. Incidents of Lyme disease have been diagnosed in 46 states and the District of Columbia. (Photo by Tina Snell, Morrison County Record)