Lymies of the world, we still don’t have disease recognition, accurate testing, sufficient research dollars, Lyme awareness in every state and country, and full insurance coverage for treatment in every state. We should at least get … proper spelling. Seriously — “Lyme” is four letters. Why the struggle?
It’s never an encouraging sign when a doctor does this:
Another unfortunate spelling variant you may have seen is “Lymes.”
My relative made that comment to me more than a year ago, and unfortunately I did not have this comeback until, er, now. She still doesn’t believe in “Lymes” disease.
Update 2018: Obviously, this next one was made during the attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act last year. I’m so happy that ridiculous preexisting conditions thing didn’t happen! Hopefully, we will have universal free healthcare at some point. But I really did see a preexisting conditions list that said “Lyme’s disease.”
Finally, you never know what a Random Drunk Guy will say …
Here’s a little video of this post. It was originally created as a Facebook slideshow by my awesome friend Lily from The Sleepy Girl Guide to Social Security Disability. Please check out her fantastic blog for super-detailed, helpful information about applying for disability, getting Medicaid, getting homecare, getting home modifications, and everything else a spoonie needs to know.
Hope you enjoyed that! I wish everyone a painless and low-symptoms day! 💜💚💛