Hello Spoonies and “Happy” Awareness Month,
By now you’ve seen all sorts of series entitled “Shit (Random Group of People) Say.” I even wrote a post called “Shit Doctors Say.” What about the things we don’t say? For example…
My apartment has a “supplement graveyard” of things that didn’t work and things I stopped using because my doctor wanted me to try something different. Anyone else?
This one is for everyone who found out they had Lyme disease, watched Under Our Skin or read Cure Unknown by Pamela Weintraub, and thought, “Seriously? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!” Another good book is “Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change” by Mary Beth Pfeiffer. (I’m still near the beginning, thanks to brain fog.)
If I only walk on concrete for the rest of my life, I’ll be happy. Ticks don’t fly — instead they hang out on blades of grass with their legs outstretched, waiting to attach themselves to the next unlucky passerby. Make sure you use your repellent of choice on your shoes, because ticks like to crawl onto the feet and then wander up your body until they find an appetizing spot to bite. Lovely, right? 😱 You can find information about the proper way to remove a tick here. If you’ve been bitten, you can send the tick for testing — Lyme Warrior has a list of labs.
This one really needs no explanation. Ah, gluteny memories …
I’m having some hand-and-neck issues so I’m not sure when “Shit Lymies Don’t Say, Part Two” is going to be finished. (Hopefully sometime between now and next Lyme Awareness Month.) Please send healing thoughts to my neck— it’s unhappy. ☹️
Wishing everyone a low-symptoms day and a good rest of the month.