Life for the Green family in Hutchinson goes on, but things have changed the last three years.
"The most frustrating part is, I'm supposed to be the provider for the family," Green says.
Lyme disease is traditionally rare in Kansas. Although, the number of confirmed cases has been increasing steadily. Many sufferers contend it often goes undiagnosed.
"It does exist here," Green says. "We have ticks here and it's a tick-borne illness.
Green and other Kansans with Lyme disease say that because the CDC doesn't recognize the Lyme as a chronic illness, insurance often doesn't cover all the treatment they need.
"It's supposed to be an easy disease to cure, so they give two weeks worth of antibiotics, and we're supposed to be better," Green says.
But instead, Green says long-term effects like fatigue, joint pain and brain fog led him to seek treatment from a specialist in Missouri.
Some members of Congress are pushing for a national strategy to address concerns about Lyme disease.
Lawmakers say there's a need for better diagnoses, prevention and treatment of the illness which was first discovered in 1975.
Meanwhile, Green has started on online support group for sufferers of Lyme disease where people can share their frustrations with others who understand.