Lyme Disease- at least it isn’t cancer

“Lyme disease- at least it isn’t cancer”

This article has been circulating on the internet lately..and while it totally hits home with me I don’t know if I have the balls to post it on my Facebook page. I’m thinking on it. So I’ll post it here instead, because you guys will “get it”. 🙂

I can’t tell you how many times in the years and years I have been ill I have wished for some test to come back and say I have cancer. I even got strange test results once, that turned out to just mean I was deficient in vitamin b12, but the doctor didn’t tell me that, so in my mad googling I came across something that said it could indicate cancer…and I was excited. That just seemed so much easier to deal with than “fibromyalgia”, or Lyme disease (I just didn’t know that’s what it was back then).

When you have cancer there is no questioning whether it’s a “false positive”, there’s no grey area, you either have it or you don’t, people understand cancer, no one judges cancer patients for being sick all the time, there’s an answer for cancer (even if it’s an answer that really really sucks), cancer is never “all in your head”.

I still find myself thinking that sometimes…so in very glad that this woman was brave enough to write this article and that it is getting the kind of attention it has been.

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5 responses to “Lyme Disease- at least it isn’t cancer

  1. Christine

    This is ballsy (hope that doesn’t offend you!) and I mean that in a good way! It rings so true, but I can understand you hesitating to post it on your Facebook page, because there’s definitely the risk of having people tear you apart. But I SO appreciate you sharing it and your feelings here. It made me feel far more understood and less “crazy.”

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    • That’s a compliment! Thank you! I try to be pretty “ballsy” when it comes to stuff like this, I think it’s important to be open and honest about how I feel. My only hesitation in posting this to my facebook is that I have family members and friends who have dealt with cancer, and while I don’t feel the article is offensive, I do not want them to take it as such :/. I love that I can help you! You are definitely understood and you are NOT crazy! ❤

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      • Christine

        I know exactly what you mean. You don’t want to minimize anyone’s experience with cancer; you simply want to highlight your own terrible struggles.

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      • Right. And it’s mostly about people attitudes towards the sick person, not even the diseases themselves.

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  2. Wouldn’t you rather have a thorn in your finger AM ? ❤

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