Today is May 1st. The beginning of Lyme Awareness Month. It is an odd day for me; one filled with deep emotion. When I got out of bed, I wasn't feeling particularly sad or moody. Then, as I took in everything on line: people asking how I'm doing, pleas from strangers looking for help, videos designed to help people understand this disease, Facebook photos filled with green...something snapped.
"Pray for me..." one person writes.
"Feel like no one understands..." cries another.
"Anyone else worried about dying?" questions a third.
Tomorrow is my fifth doctor's appointment to treat a disease noone can prove I have. It also marks my 9th month of living existing with undiagnosed chronic illness; a fate I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
No doubt, you have your own dragons to slay: kids to feed, money to find, promises to keep. Still, if you can, I hope you'll take a moment to understand mine. If not for me, maybe for you. It could end up mattering more than you know.
Thanks for watching (and thanks to Dana Rivera for creating this video).
Altered Today: Awareness, Sharing