You Know You’re a Lymie When…

One of the hallmarks of Lyme disease is the dreaded ‘brain fog’ which can lead to some rather embarrassing mishaps. Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine and so we asked our Online Community to share some of their foggy moments by finishing the sentence ‘You know you’re a Lymie when…’

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‘You pour milk on your toast instead of in your tea.’

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‘You fill the coffee pot with an entire packet of coffee thinking you were filling up the coffee jar’

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‘You butter your toast with your coffee’

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‘You look for you glasses when you’re wearing them’

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‘You walk out of a shop and you think, “wait, where am I?”

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‘You ask your husband, “did I just say that?” as he nods and says “yes!”

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‘Pull on the hand brake instead of changing gear, then sit there wondering what happened’

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‘Somebody knocks on the door and when you go to answer it, you also knock and wait for them to answer it’

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‘You try pushing open a door when it clearly says “Pull”

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‘You try to unlock your front door by swiping your Oyster card’

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‘You say “happy birthday” back, when someone says “happy birthday” to you, on your birthday!’

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‘You forget you’ve moved house and you pull up outside the old one before sheepishly driving off again’

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‘You drive for miles and miles during the night to find somewhere open which sells Lucozade’

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‘Two minutes after you’ve taken your supplements, you can’t remember if you’ve taken them’

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‘You try and use your finger to zoom in on a printed photo in a photo album’

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‘You walk into the same room six times and think, “huh, what did I come in here for and what am I looking for?”

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‘You put bread in the toaster then after a minute, you forget why you’re standing there and jump with surprise when the toast pops out!’

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‘You’re talking on your mobile but looking in your bag for it to message someone.’

I am sure many Lymies will relate to the situations above.  We put things in the wrong cupboards, say the wrong words, go in the wrong direction, call people the wrong names, mistake objects, forget things and the list goes on… Sometimes we really do have to laugh, so we don’t cry and it can be easy to turn tears into laughter. Thank you to everyone who shared their foggy moments with us!

 

Sophie Ward.