Proof that Lyme Disease is Actually Turning People into Zombies

So the other night I didn't fall asleep until well past 3:30 AM!!!  As I lay awake pondering the great mysteries of this crazy mixed-up life, I began to realize that I am, in fact, turning into a zombie.  A real live zombie.  Actually, a dead one because that's what zombies are.  Okay, so you're... Continue Reading →

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What TO say

In my previous post, I gave a list of things not to say to someone with a chronic illness.  In this post, I give a list of things to say to a person with chronic illness.   1. You have beautiful eyes. Or any truthful compliment!  Honestly, do you have any idea how hard it... Continue Reading →

What NOT to say

The purpose of this post is not to point fingers, single anyone out, or cause emotional trauma.  The purpose of this post is to help those who interact with people who have a chronic illness.  The following is a list of things to not say to someone with Lyme Disease (or any chronic illness for... Continue Reading →

What does it feel like

Sometimes I wish I had something more straight-forward, more commonly understood.  Like cancer--everybody knows what cancer is these days.  Everybody has some knowledge about the treatment, what it involves, and what it can do to a person.  But Lyme Disease is not nearly as well-known, and the effect it can have on a person is... Continue Reading →

Laughing at Lyme

Have you ever had a chronically ill friend joke about their illness?  I do it all the time.  I have to be careful though, because some people are put off by these kinds of jokes.  I laugh about my brain being mush and the fact that my joints pop like an old lady with arthritis. ... Continue Reading →

It has occurred to me that some of you may not know what Lyme Disease is.  Therefore, this post will inform you. 🙂 A. Definition/How to get it Lyme Disease is an infection caused by the spirochete bacterium Borrelia  burgdorferi.  The bacteria enters the body most commonly through the bite of a specific tick--the black-legged... Continue Reading →

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