N is for Naive

{My A to Z Challenge for 2013 has the cool theme of being chronically ill. It’s going to be fun, so stick around!}

N is for Naive 
I just had to come to grips with the fact that most people aren’t going to understand me a lot of the time, and that’s fine. I guess in reality it’s more of a pride issue than anything else. I don’t like it when people think I’m lazy. I don’t like it when they think I’m stuck up because I don’t join in all the games. I don’t like it when someone thinks I’m picky because of what I’m eating. But I don’t like telling everyone about how I feel, either, because I don’t want to complain or to be known as whiny. 
It’s actually gotten better since I found out I have Lyme disease, because now I can tell someone a name when they ask what’s wrong, instead of just shrugging my shoulders. Yet Lyme disease isn’t very well known. Think about it: Probably every person in America (old enough to understand such things), knows what cancer is. And yes, I realize that Lyme disease isn’t nearly as bad as cancer, but how many people do you know who can tell you right off the top of their head what Lyme disease is? Say the words to most people and you draw a blank stare. They’re naive about it, and that makes it hard. 

6 thoughts on “N is for Naive

  1. Anonymous says:

    Sorry about that! I've heard of it, because a friend had it. But they caught it early enough. 🙂 Keep your chin up!



  2. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Hey JoJo, thanks for stopping by!
    The whole 'can you be cured or can't you be cured' is actually a very debatable issue. Lyme disease in general is very un-agreed upon. I personally think you can be cured from Lyme disease, but I'm sure there are persuasive arguments on both sides…
    Again, thanks for stopping by!


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