You Know You Have Lyme When You ….

1- Write “Lyme” on the grocery list instead of “Lime”.

You know you have Lyme when you …

2- Are talking and mid sentence you completely go blank and ask what you were just talking about. (Put Lyme patients in a room together and you end up with the best comedy show EVER)

You know you have Lyme when you …

3- Know how many moles you have on your body.

You know you have Lyme when you …

4- Have a tick repellent spray bottle, tick repellent wipes and a tick remover with a magnifier in your purse ALWAYS!! (Maybe this is just me haha)

You know you have Lyme when you …

5- Are excited for your new shipment of supplements to come in.

You know you have Lyme when you …

6- Vacuum the floor a 100 times during spring, summer and fall.

You know you have Lyme when you …

7- Sit there for 10 minutes trying to figure out how to spell the word ‘roof’ .. “is it ruf? ruph? .. crap I need to google it.”

You know you have Lyme when you …

8- Ask if you will be anywhere near grassy/woodsy areas when planning an outing with family or friends because you need to be prepared!!

You know you have Lyme when your …

9- Body can’t handle heat nor cold. You have ten layers of clothing on in the winter because you can’t warm up and you feel like fainting during the summer because you’re too hot.

You know you have Lyme when you …

10- say “oh it’s a full moon … that must be why I feel so crappy”, and everyone looks at you like you are coo coo.

You know you have Lyme when you …

11- Have returned furniture and numerous articles of clothing because they have a strong smell to them that no one else could smell but you.

You know you have Lyme when you …

12- Know every antibiotic that was ever made, how it’s spelled and how it’s pronounced.

You know you have Lyme when you …

13- Leave the house wearing slippers and had to drive back to put regular shoes on.

You know you have Lyme when you …

14- Are very well known in the Emergency Room … maybe even by your first name.

You know you have Lyme when you …

15- Have every prescription under the sun given to you and could possibly open up a pharmacy of your own.

You know you have Lyme when you …

16- Start thinking that some of the herbal names could be cute for a future daughter or son.

This list is never ending for me!

How about you?

you know you have Lyme when you?!?

Blessings & Love,

Aish

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10 Crazy Comments: Don’t Say These To A Lyme Patient

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,

Aisha

 

10 Crazy Things I Do Because of Lyme

I was thinking the other day how coo coo this illness has made me, and I couldn’t help but chuckle.

I don’t know if you all can relate or not, but here are some things I realized I have been doing since being ill with Lyme and Co’s … please don’t judge haha!

1- I carry a tick/mosquito repellent with me EVERYWHERE I go.

2- During spring and summer, I vacuum everyday, sometimes twice.

3- I am pretty sure I know how many moles I have on my body.

4- If my husband is anywhere near a woodsy area, I have him take his clothes off in the entry way and put his clothes in a bag so I can wash them, and he goes straight to the shower …. bless him 🙂

5- I write Lyme instead of lime on my grocery list.

6- I’m sorry, but Julia Roberts and all those actresses have nothing on Lyme patients. I could feel completely awful but still attend a family function and force myself to look and act as if I have nothing wrong with me … all with a smile on my face. We deserve an Oscar.

7- If I am conversing with someone and you hear me saying “that’s crazy” a lot … it is most likely because I am not a 100% listening to what they are are saying, because I am thinking about the 100 crazy symptoms that are going in my body, like “O crap, was that my heart that just skipped a beat? am I having a heart attack?” “Did my eye and face just twitch uncontrollably? Am I going to have bells palsy?”  … and trying my best not to fall off the chair!

8- I have a box of surgical masks in my cupboard for when I clean, because I can’t handle the smell of cleaning products. My husband and I live in an apartment and we have hard water which makes it harder to clean things. Well, one night we both tried to tackle the tub and we used almost every cleaning product we had. I had the mask on the entire time. I kept it on a little while longer and watched some TV with it, waiting for the smell to go away …  my husband could not stop laughing and he, of course, had to take a photo of me. I would post it on here, but it is kind of embarrassing!

9- I mix up my words soo much. I am not sure if it is funny or scary. For example, I was trying to explain where a store was to my husband and I said “It is next to Good Sporting Dick’s” instead of Dick’s Sporting Goods.

10- Once I have a yard. I will be that crazy neighbor walking in my backyard with stilts on … I think I need prayers haha!

I am sure there is more … but my Lyme brain froze! I am sure some of you can relate to these … I would love to hear some of the coo coo things you guys do because of this illness!! 🙂

 

Blessings & Love,

Aish