I was thinking the other day at some things people have said to me (doctors, nurses, friends, strangers and family members) over the past three years …. and you guys, they made me chuckle … loud!
IF THEY ONLY KNEW!!!!!!
So, here are some things that were said to me, and I am sure you can all relate to a few of them … or all of them!
1- But, you don’t look sick.
I think we have all heard this one and it drives me crazy!!! I am not sure if it is a compliment or if they are hinting in a nice/weird way that I am not really sick because I am physically not showing any symptoms. I never know if I should say “thank you” or “oh, but I feel really rotten on the inside.” A friend of mine told me she saw a bumper sticker once that read “if I looked like I felt I’d scare your children”, and that pretty much sums it all up.
2- What is Babesia? is it a skin infection?
FYI, this came out of a nurses’ mouth!!! My response to her “very close actually, it is a malaria-like parasitic disease that infects the red blood cells … it almost put me in a wheel chair.” Complete silence on her end!!
3- Maybe you just need to get out of the house.
I mean, I don’t know about you, but I really really enjoy laying on the couch with my robe and pajama pants on all day, feeling utterly useless, my hair looking like I was electrocuted in my sleep, bags under my eyes and groaning because of how much pain I am in!! Trust me, if I COULD get out I WOULD!!!!
4- Maybe you need to exercise.
Imagine having the flu, feeling hungover (for no apparent reason) and got hit by a huge semi! Yep, that’s what we feel like most days. If you want to avoid a bart-raged woman or man (and trust me, you do) do not tell them maybe they need to exercise!!
5- Are you drinking enough water?
This is not the flu guys!!!
6- Maybe if you get pregnant it will go away.
BAHAHAH! That is all I have to say to this one.
7- There’s no way you have Babesiosis, it is very very rare and most commonly found in animals. (ER doctor)
Well, that brings me so much comfort that this illness is being acknowledged in animals but not humans! Cool Beans!
9- You want to believe you have Lyme, but that’s not what you have.
I mean, having Lyme Disease is the “in thing” now a days, why would I not want to have it!?
10- Are you sure you are just not depressed?
“Father, I am bart-raging right now. Breath peace in me, Lord”
I know people have said some crazyyyy things to you, if you feel comfortable enough to share them here, I would love to hear them!! 🙂
Blessings & Love,