Life with a chronic illness can be frustrating and sometimes even a little embarrassing. As a sufferer of Late Stage Lyme disease, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I have experienced my fair share of mortifying situations. If you were to ask me to list the five most embarrassing symptoms of Lyme Disease, it wouldn’t take…
Tag: What it is like to live with Lyme Disease
May is Lyme disease awareness month. To kick off this special month of Lyme disease awareness, I thought I would share a poem. A poetic description of my life with Lyme disease. If you have ever lived with a chronic illness, I am sure that there are bits here that you can identify with….
Being an Optimist With Chronic Illness I am an optimist with chronic illnesses. I prefer to write in a positive, encouraging way because let’s face it there is quite enough negativity in the world without me adding to it every five minutes. I do strive for authenticity and honesty and that is what I hope…
Isolation even sounds like a lonely word. To be isolated is to be set apart, to be alone. Lyme Disease is an isolating illness. Like a deserted island in the middle of a vast ocean, Lyme patients are an island to themselves. Facing the diagnosis of Lyme Disease thrusts you into a new and frightening…
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