Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. There is so much for me to be grateful for. Meeting all of you and being a part of a community that cares deeply for each other.
During this time, I think of the Lyme patients we have lost in the Lyme community and those who do not have Caregivers that understand how deeply this disease affects patients.
The view of how Lyme patients are perceived can be a difficult situation for everyone involved. It is already very hard for families and caregivers especially. Caregivers are truly loved and appreciated for all that they do, but sometimes a patient can misunderstand a situation and think the people around them are not truly sick or are capable of having healthy responses.
On the other hand, there are those family members that just haven’t grasped the depth of how Lyme affects people and treat Lyme patients as if nothing is wrong with them. This is very painful for them and causes emotional damage. I have been pondering how to discuss this subject and I am baffled how to do it gently and with love for all involved.
I hope that during this time and in the month ahead when there is joy and love, many will find compromise and compassion for each other. May each of you have Listening, love and laughter on your platter as we give thanks.