The Photo That Shows My Everyday Life With an Invisible Illness | The Mighty ** shared 

What I would like to say…

There are many photos I wish I could post about my condition. I want people to understand what it’s like to be chronically ill – to have deep fatigue, brain fog, aches, pains, depression, and a myriad of other symptoms that you have to push aside each day. I put on a smile to hide my weariness that words can’t really describe.

“My illness is invisible, which is both a blessing and a curse. An invisible illness, meaning one that ordinary people wouldn’t realize based on your appearance and lifestyle, is a blessing because I can have moments where I pretend to be “normal” and have a regular, healthy life like so many people take for granted. But on the other hand, an invisible illness is also a curse because it becomes so much harder to explain to people about my condition and harder for them to understand that I truly don’t feel well.”

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How Are Lyme Disease and AIDS Alike? ** editorial/reblog

““Besides Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Lyme disease is now the most important “new” disease facing us today.”

“Let that just simmer for a moment. “Most important.”

“The above quote is taken from an unclassified scientific report conducted by our military. The report is titled, TICKS AND TICKBORNE DISEASES AFFECTING MILITARY PERSONNEL. Written in September 1989, this report is ” Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Conducted by Jerome Goddard, Ph.D. Medical Entomology Section, Epidemiology Division, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Human Systems Division (AFSC) Brooks Air Force Base, Texas 78235-5301.”

See also, recent article by Dr Robert Bransfield, http://www.mentalhealthandillness.com/Articles/LymeDepressionAndSuicide.htm

Reblogged:

Read Between The Lyme

Since I have some time to do more research right now and the motivation to do so, I have been digging into the aspects of the Lyme controversy in our country (USA).  I have been seeing many posts and articles recently that in some way or another compare Lyme disease and its prevalence to that of several aspects of AIDS epidemic here in the USA. As a young 10-20 year old growing up throughout these crisis years, the epidemic was not only the insanely tragic, it was a completely mishandled disease from the start, and ignored way too long by the science and medical fields, think CDC, think Infectious Disease Society of America, think NIH, and on and on, thus costing thousands upon thousands of lives.  I just wasn’t so sure that comparing these 2 epidemics would work logically.

But what are some reasons I thought this analogy wouldn’t work?…

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“If I Only Had a Brain”….. ** reblog

Perfect!

Reblog…

Read Between The Lyme

So, The Wizard of Oz and Lyme…….

Say what?  Ok, just work with me here…..

Lyme bacteria can enter every single system in the body. Every. Single. System. 

This summer, I’ve been experiencing some really great days, in a row!!!, and then I’ve also experiencing symptoms that come and go, day to day, and sometimes, hour to hour. I think I’m noticing it more because I am off of work right now. I’m not sure. 

I’ve been wracking my brain to think of a way to explain the comings and goings of the myriad of symptoms. There really isn’t a good analogy. Not one that is really accurate nor one that people can relate to, at least not one I’ve thought of!

But I woke up the other morning so freaking stiff I could barely get out of bed. For reals. And I thought, man, I need some of that…

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YouCaring.com update 

Transportation is $6 roundtrip, 2xs a week, every week (exact change $3 each trip)= $48 a month.


If you donate even one dollar, you are helping me get to and from the hospital for treatment or to appointments with specialists. 

Thank you very much. 
💚 Leigh

https://www.youcaring.com/leighmann-785276

Help Leigh pay her medical bills, Lyme caring

I’m going to attempt to share my YouCaring.com update here…

If everyone who visited this post donated a dollar, I would be able to pay my overdue and upcoming medical bills.

PayPal: msleighm@aol.com

Or

https://www.youcaring.com/manage-fundraiser.aspx?frid=785276#goto-updates

I’m so befuddled by this an drowning, I’m starting to get a migraine.

Thank you.

Help Leigh pay for her Lyme care

I’m going to attempt to share my YouCaring.com update here…

If everyone who visited this post donated a dollar, I would be able to pay my overdue and upcoming medical bills. 

PayPal: msleighm@aol.com

Or

https://www.youcaring.com/manage-fundraiser.aspx?frid=785276#goto-updates

I’m so befuddled by this an drowning, I’m starting to get a migraine.

Thank you.