Hello followers, I haven’t posted in awhile, but I had to get this out. I just got back from a walk for Cancer Awareness, and I’m a bit angry. This could be taken the complete wrong way, and I’m hoping you could read this with an open mind. I have absolutley nothing wrong with people who have cancer, please udnerstand that. I am angry, on the other hand, that Lyme Disease Awarness is extremley unimportant to people.
Allot of people don’t know this, but my mother has Chronic Lyme Disease, and my brother has Lyme Disease that is currently in remission. Lyme Disease is thought to be relatively easy to cure, which could not be further from the truth. If Lyme Disease goes untreated for to long it becomes almost impossible to cure. What I find the most upsetting about the whole situation is that the government and most doctors say that Chronic Lyme disease isn’t real.
Not only is Lyme extremely controversial and hard to cure, but the victims of Lyme experience extreme pain. And because so little is known about the illness, most people who are diagnosed are just given high doses of antibiotics, which destroys all of the enzymes in you’re stomach and makes it very difficult to digest things, which causes you to loose allot of weight. My mother, who is a usually is at a healthy weight between 110 and 120 pounds, has been lingering around 90-105 pounds in the last few years.
Also, victims of lyme experience extreme pain and fatigue. Imagine not being able to go in the sun without feeling like you can’t breathe, having a diet that consists of wassa crackers and chicken, and not being able to sleep because of cold sweats and headaches all night, and doctors saying your making it up in your head.
Yes, my mom is getting better, which I am so thankful for. I feel like I am getting my mother back. She is still fighting, and she has gone into remission like this before and it has come back, but I count my blessings every day.
This is why I get upset when people try to find cures to other diseases, and have never heard of Chronic Lyme before. This is why I get upset when people ask why I am so careful about checking for ticks. And this is really why I get upset when people are uneducated and think that Lyme Disease is no big deal.
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