About how to be a lyme badass.
Here are a few more of my own.
You might have Lyme Disease if:
- You have been to at least 10 different doctors, have received at least 10 different diagnosis and have been given at least 10 different medications to try at each appointment.
- When somesome says, "Do you have anything for a headache?" and you produce 50 pill bottles of various items.
- You spend more on prescriptions than you do on your food bill.
- You accidentally cut your PICC line in half while cuttting off the saran wrap used to cover the PICC line so you could shower and feel human.
- You single handedly fix the PICC line, reconnect, change the caps and successfully flush the line and get it working all before your nurse shows up for the day.
- You have ever had your children decorate your IV pole for Christmas.
- Your family and friends have renamed you Jekyl and Hyde because your emotions are so labile they never know who they are dealing with.
- You have researched so much about Lyme disease and co-infections that you have to verse your Primary Medical doctor on the current testing methods and how to read a Western Blot test.
- Your current symptom list is now longer than Santa's Naughty and Nice list.
- Exhaustion is so profound that you've fallen asleep in the middle of a speech...that you were delivering.
- You've ever put popsicles in the silverware drawer or orange juice in the bathtub.
- Pole dancing takes on a whole new meaning for you.
- You have 500 sticky notes pasted all over your house so you can remember things.
- You run out of sticky notes because you can't remember to buy them when you are at the store.
- When people say "you look great" you want to secretely bash them.
- Your children can recite your medication regime in it's entirety.
- You are unable to use both hands to type and even if you can, the email appears to have been written by a first grader.
- Putting on socks exhausts you.
- You've put cat food in your cereal bowl.
- You've been barfing for days yet still manage to eat 3 meals a day.