Do you ever sit around late at night, by yourself or with chronically ill friends, thinking up Lymie or spoonie-related versions of your favorite movie titles? No, because you have a life? 😁 Hey, that’s what you have me for…
For this first one I didn’t really have to change the titles, except for “Raging Bullseye” (that’s “Raging Bull” for younguns and people who don’t watch a ton of movies).
I sometimes have a fever on Saturday night, but it has never been associated with disco dancing.
I’m not sure what percentage of Lyme patients get a bullseye rash. I’ve seen different amounts, but I’ve most often read that more than 50 percent don’t get a rash, and a lot of people who do get a rash don’t have the typical “bullseye” shape. I never got one myself. I probably would not be “Miss Diagnoses” if I had—more like “Quick Diagnosis.” Then again, I probably would have gotten the too-short dose of doxycycline that doesn’t work for the majority of patients.
(“The Blair Witch Project,” “Pretty in Pink” and “The Big Chill” )
I’m a big fan of all the Molly Ringwald movies from the ‘80s. I’m still trying to think up Lymie versions of her other movies. I didn’t love the Blair Witch Project, but I’m pretty itchy myself because of allergic contact dermatitis and probable MCAS, so I relate. And I’ve been having acid reflux and struggling with swallowing pills, so all pills seem building-sized to me now.
(“The Sound of Music,” “E.T.”, and “A Room With a View”)
“A Room With a View” is one of the most romantic movies ever, in my opinion. (Maybe it’s a little bit less romantic with a spoon.) I had active Epstein-Barr for several years, and I did feel like an extraterrestrial.
Ones that didn’t make it: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Spirochete” and “Forest Stump” (that has a lot of ticks).
Please feel free to contribute any ideas. I have some thoughts for a part two. 😀
“Happy” Awareness Month and wishing everyone a low-symptoms day. 💚