A blog post by Lymeless & Lovely
So someone you know is sick with Lyme disease. It could be a friend, a family member, a significant other or just an acquaintance. Whoever it is, you’ve got some questions. Or maybe you don’t, but you want a better idea of what the heck is going on. This entry will hopefully offer some explanation, and can probably be applied to a variety of chronic illnesses.1. Lyme disease is an invisible illness.What does this mean? It means that when someone with Lyme is feeling absolutely horrible, they are likely looking no different on the outside than they do on one of their “really good days”. This disease (usually) doesn’t present itself with super obvious visible symptoms. Normally you won’t see a Lyme patient with their legs wrapped up in casts or with huge bleeding gashes on their bodies. Our symptoms tend to be more internal. Things like extreme fatigue/weakness, joint and muscle pain, dizziness, nausea, anxiety and brain fog aren’t necessarily easily detected just by looking at a person. It can be hard to understand how a person can be feeling so horrible when they look “fine”. Often times, they even seem to be acting fine! Which brings us to point number 2.2. Lyme patients quickly become amazing actors
I look like an extremely professional fashionable woman in an Abaya. It probably took me AGES to look this professional right?
WRONG. I’m actually wearing my onesie underneath it and you will NEVER KNOW MWAHAHAHA
Wanna know another secret? Even though i LOOK like I’m paying attention to whatever nonsense you are saying…..
I AM ACTUALLY WEARING HEADPHONES AND LISTENING TO MUSIC
THIS IS TOO MUCH POWER FOR ONE PERSON TO HAVE