Chronic Pain patients tend to minimize their pain. pain *i don't really care about seeming normal. i just don't want my family to know how bad it is, because there is nothing they can do. no reason to make them feel bad too.
So thankful for the people in my life who (although they don't have Lyme Disease), still have compassion, empathy, and understanding . This struggle has really shown not just who is not there, but more importantly who IS!