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Shit Lymies Don’t Say

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…

 Woman covered in supplement bottles

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?

At least my disease is not controversial

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.)

Woman suggest that we kick off our shoes and dance barefoot in the grass

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.

Women discussed being on a high gluten diet

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.

Xoxo Vicki



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Hi! I'm Vicki. My blog is called "Miss Diagnoses" because I have too many diagnoses and because my Lyme disease was misdiagnosed for many years. In addition to being a professional patient, I'm a compulsive reader and doodler. Sadly, my writing and drawing are limited by repetitive strain injury and neuropathy. I use assistive technology, but I can't post as often as I'd like. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and I have two short cartoon videos on YouTube. Twitter and Instagram: @miss_diagnoses Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube: @MissDiagnoses

7 thoughts on “Shit Lymies Don’t Say

  1. Hi Vicki. I hope your neck gets better soon. Healing vibes to ya. I was just reminding hubby yesterday about the importance of longer boots. In Canada ticks tend to stay in the bush so people report them after hikes Buti do wonder if that’s because no one checks after walking on the lawn?

    But we also have great bug pants from The Original Bug shirt Canadian company. You can’t get bitten by mosquitoes and black flies due to how tightly woven it’s made. I wouldn’t feel secure not having those around here. We still inspect for ticks when we come back. But thanks to your reminder I’ll also remember to do it right at the entrance of the door.
    You take care my dear.

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    1. Oh cool, so it is the weave that keeps them out? I have to get some of those… I was worried about the clothes treated with chemicals and whether I would be allergic. That’s a good point about people not checking after walking on the lawn. I don’t know about Canada, but in certain parts of New York state, you can easily get ticks walking across the lawn. Gardening too. 😦


  2. With all the stuff I’ve been going through lately, I needed the humor. Thank you for this!

    For me, the highlight was the “controversial”. I swear, that’s what makes my life with this incredibly hard. People understand when you say you have cancer. But when you say you have Lyme Disease? Not so much.

    Thank you for this!

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    1. You’re back! There’s a cartoon in the “Fifty Shades of Brain Fog, Part Three” post that was inspired by you, but then I couldn’t find you to link to your site! Sorry you are going through a lot of stuff! Lymie hugs! 💚💚💚💚💚


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