Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lyme Disease or Pajama Party? You Be the Judge!

Lyme Disease may not be a walk in the park. However, if you look very carefully (and some days you have to look VERY carefully), there are actually a few perks of having my body invaded by a boatload of bizarre creatures known as spirochetes. For example, due to the fact that I have crippling memory loss, you can tell me your good news over and over again, and I will get just as excited for you each time you tell me! My friends love testing this theory on me. Go ahead, try it!

Another perk of Lyme Disease for me is that, since I'm on a dreadfully restricted diet (gluten free and dairy free), I get to eat like a teenage boy in order to keep my weight up. I have breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, second lunch, you get the picture! Hands down, second breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And thanks to Lyme Disease, I still get to keep my svelte figure!

One more bonus of Borrelia Burgdorferi (aka my old pal, Lyme Disease) is that since I got sick, I got a written prescription to have a pajama party all day long, every day! I have quite the extensive collection of pj's. I have pajamas with Santas, apples, gnomes, Christmas trees, pumpkins, etc. Some people take great pride in picking out their outfit for the day (yawn!); I get to choose from a pile of fun and happy pajamas. Who says Lyme Disease doesn't have it's benefits?!


  1. Can I join the pj party? I am so impressed over your attitude. Way to find the positive. I'll think of some good news to tell you over and over. Love ya!

  2. You get to go on the fantastic journey of alternative treatments too! A friend of mine AND her sister, who are severely afflicted by Lyme, did a diet where all they could eat was lamb, which is just so much more crazy that GFCF! :)

    So sorry to hear you have this. Next time I see my friend I will ask her what has worked the best for them.

    btw-I totally support the pajama party. :)