There is a week since a picture has started roaming on the internet regarding the chronic Lyme disease. The idea was that Lyme sufferers are not only victims of the illness itself. It states that doctors usually turn their back, and the loved ones do not understand them and walk away.
Furthermore, insurers refuse to provide the coverage, whereas IDSA and CDC say that chronic Lyme doesn’t exist. But only because they are victims it doesn’t mean that they should live like one. The first step would be that people should start understanding and supporting them.
We are not born only to fight for survival just as other living creatures do, but to thrive and make our lives happier. People who suffer from chronic Lyme deserve to live happily. But what method should one use to get rid of the victim mindset and to adopt one of empowerment and strength while this neurological disease affects the cognitive system and mood? There must a way of overcoming the excruciating pain and suffering without losing your nerve.
Even if this is a very cruel disease, it’s vital that people should find a drop of hope inside them and a place of comfort on the outside. Maybe in the future, new resources will be found, and new ways of dealing with this enemy will develop, who knows? What is necessary is that everyone should change their perspective. We need to stop turning our backs on the ones who need our help the most.
Moreover, scientists and doctors from all over the world are pursuing protocols and research to discover a way to cure the disease. Recently, Lyme sufferers, Paula Jackson, and Angele Rice, organized a Lyme Conference in Midcoast Maine where over 500 men, women and children suffering from chronic Lyme, came to meet, discuss, share, and understand more about the disease and how to deal with it. Many doctors, such as Dr. Daniel Cameron and others, gave hope to everyone.
Plus, the best thing about the conference was that people got close to each other, and that counts more than most medications. No one has to be lonely and isolated because care, connection and support can lift you up. You can enjoy life even if you battle against Lyme.