The Lyme Spot is about having Lyme: living with it, putting up with it, embracing it, damning it, figuring it out, not figuring it out, but most of's about community. I will be sharing my experience, my feelings, and all the things I know that help me get through my days and keep me feeling positive, or at the very least keep me alive! But please, also come here to share your experiences, feelings and all the things you know. Together, we can get through anything...

Losing Friends Because You Are Sick: Yes, it's really happening

This week I've lost two friends. Well, 'friends'. And well, the truth is never as black and white as when we first write it. One of these 'friends' was never really a friend, and I had no idea until she ended our friendship over email for no particular reason that she could state, but then, in retrospect, I realized that she had never really seen me. The other 'friend' was never really a friend and I knew it and have known it for a year and a half. I did get a little tricked though, because when I would tell her I was waiting for her to show up as an actual friend, she would tell me she never had been good at showing up for other people and would change...really she would. She didn't.

So what's my point? My point is, I think both these people could not handle my being chronically ill.