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opening up to others about having chronic lyme
Revealing your fight to your peers
At one point or another you're going to have to open up to someone or even a group of people about your condition, willingly or due to peer pressure. Regardless to whom it may be, as long as you stay true to yourself and everything you now stand for and believe in, nothing else matters. For many of us, Lyme has taken away everything that we once knew and always thought we'd have but that isn't to say it hasn't taught us anything good or is entirely negative.
Your family is thought to be the people that you can go to when the most dire of situations erupt. Blood is assumed to be a guaranteed lifeline but for many people that isn't the case. The people they gave their trust to, have turned their backs during many of the darkest hours of their lives. This can only spawn your own doubts and forces you to question yourself and the situation. You house a blame for which you shouldn't and recognizably don't deserve. Unimaginable fears have left you with the uncertainty of your destiny and the choice that will only become a lifesaver through your call.
It's hard to find the words to explain to someone your entire ordeal and expect them to at least be in the realm of understanding your struggle in the few shorts minutes they can give. You don't want to come off as a sympathetic appeal but you want to somehow with words transfer some amount of your pain to them. It's all in the interest of acceptance.
You may be strong about it or you may break down but you're human and that is the best you could ever be. It really all comes down to how someone perceives your circumstances and that never was nor will ever be in your control. You need to understand that you have layed down the facts and regardless of any type of response you receive back, it will never stop your intent to avoid letting this plaque bring you down.