Lyme Disease... Ahhahaha took me a moment
Sooo... does he pee sprite?
@Under The Gloves , probably lemonade
@Dolan smelf, But he's a lime
This is my first comment since I've joined the Funny Pic community 3-4 years ago.
I suffer from Lyme's disease and I've had to put my whole life on hold because of it. It was such an awesome relief to see a joke about the disease on here and it brightened up my day! Stay cool Funny Pic community! And seriously, if you are vacationing in the woods this summer, take precautions because it's a LIE that you can't get Lyme's anywhere in the South. If America is so afraid of Zika spreading from across the sea, Lyme's can move from North to South on one continent. Fvck all those doctor's who believe that. Get tested if you're bitten despite there being no bullseye rash. 65% don't get the rash after being bitten and go to a doc as quick as you can, because after a certain period, Lyme's no longer shows up on the common Western Blot test that is suggested and cheap. You will end up with a false negative and may actually carry Lyme for years with out showing symptoms. That was my case.
@TheSunlitBlade, there is a cure for Lyme now a woman named Amanda McKoughan found a cure
@TheGreatRoxas, Fantastic! I couldn't find her name any where, though...where did you find that info? I'm not in the greatest of shape, so if you could help a fellow user out, that would be phenomenal.
@TheGreatRoxas, I talked to my mom about it (since we're in this battle together) and she said that, over the years of research, there are many people claiming to have a cure for Lyme's. Everyone is different in their reactions to the bacteria and its co-infections (low immunity means easier access for more bacterial infection). It's actually really skeptical for someone to say outright the words 'cure' and 'Lyme's' together because most medical boards will take away the doctor's license for malpractice with this disease, simply because there's SO MUCH researchers don't know and SO MANY different symptoms you can have. It is almost always misdiagnosed on the first go around, and when you're still suffering illness? Suggesting Lyme's is a hard diagnoses to get all because of the politics that is the medical board. *CoughTexasandCaliforniaCough*
Do what works for you, as far as treatment goes.
@TheSunlitBlade, this hit me right in the emotions. Thanks so much for the warning. I've definitely been fed the "you can't get Lyme in the south" line.
@Nyxa, Glad I could share something useful. I've lived in Texas all my life save being born in Oklahoma. Not ONCE have I been up North until AFTER I was finally diagnosed with Lyme's. I spent half my life wondering why I was in agony and why I couldn't think. Lyme's comes with a lot of baggage, including psychiatric symptoms that can make a diagnosis that much harder. Search for more answers if you feel something is wrong. "The test is inconclusive. I don't know why you still feel sick. Have you seen a psychiatrist?" is something that is so often said, it's frightening. Don't. Give. Up.
@TheSunlitBlade, her names not out there yet I'm making her site her Email is firstname.lastname@example.org
@TheSunlitBlade, I've had Lyme disease since I was in second grade but wasn't diagnosed until I was 18. It's pretty rough stuff.
@TheSunlitBlade, I just got bite by one yesterday. What kind of test do they do? How long should I wait to see if the damn thing carried Lymes?
@Bright Eyes, If you have the tick (like you pulled it off and kept it) you can call the local health department to see where you can get it tested. If not, and most don't think to do that, it's best to keep an eye on your body and feel for the following signs...
-Fever-Bullseye rash ANYWHERE on the body, not just the area you were bitten-Flu-like symptoms-Swollen joints-Joint pain. ------ Those are the most common. The first suggested blood test is called the Western Blot. Since you were just bitten recently, get that done ASAP because, if you do have it, Lyme's will progress quickly to the point, the Western Blot will no longer be useful. It's an arduous explanation, but let's just say Lyme's is trickier than current science. This is something most every Lyme's patient goes through if they waited too long or don't remember being bitten. The second blood test is expensive and requires a 'Lyme Literate' doctor.
@Bright Eyes, I don't want to make it sound like life or death to anyone. It's just smart to check in hindsight. This is something I've come across a lot and it's that "Lyme's doesn't exist in this state." If you want the test, you should be able to get it. Don't believe that ticks can't move from North to South if a mosquito can carry Zika and West Nile from across the sea. Birds are riddled with these parasites and they fly South in the winter, dropping them as they go. That is a proven fact. Good luck to you, Bright Eyes!
I'm not gonna lime, I hate ticks too. I guess when life gives you lemons... Make limeade?
When life gives you lemon head
I don't know if you guys have seen that video on Facebook for that "I really miss my wigga" video...well my father shared that and tagged his brother saying that the video reminded my dad of him. 3 hours later he gets a call from my uncle asking if he's aware he has a hernia. My dad shared that and didn't even know my uncle had a hernia when he did.
@No Sjit, I'm a little confused
@Yooster, look up "miss my wigga" by gmcfosho, it's a 4 minute song. You'll get it then
@No Sjit, I'm not gonna waste four minutes to understand a comment
@18bluecat, Yes you will
@18bluecat, Trust me, not a waste
Unacceptable conditions UNACCEPTABLE!!
There is a cure for this now I'm a web designer and I'm actually building the website for the people who cured Lyme.
@TheGreatRoxas, Great! Please link when you're done. It's not an easy disease.
This post cracked me up. I suffer Lyme's and it has put my life completely on hold. It is utter bullshjt that this disease is no where but the North because I was born in OK and lived in TX all my life. The running joke between me and my family is that America was at one point scared of West Nile. "Oh sure, it's believable that a mosquito can cross from Africa, but a tick can't make its way from North to South." The logic was astounding. If you're bitten this summer? Get tested immediately. 65% don't get the bullseye rash and after a period of time, the disease will settle and that is NO BUENO. The effects of Lyme may not be obvious for years, but if it's grown enough? It could knock you down for that much longer. Stay cool Funny Pics. And don't get bitten!
@TheSunlitBlade, ....Whoops. I did NOT mean to post twice. Sorry folks!
@TheSunlitBlade, the bells palsy (did I spell it right) signalled mine. I was lucky in that it showed up only a month or so after I was bitten. But we will always test positive for it right? Like, we can't donate blood bc of it?
@MeddlingKid, You shouldn't donate blood at all if you know you have it. And unfortunately, no, you won't always test positive. Lyme's mutates and confuses the immune system. The messenger cell identifies a Lyme spirokete and signals for fighter T-cells. By the time the fighters get to the problem, the spirokete had changed outer appearance. (Someone with a bio major can say specifically what I mean.) The Western Blot test that doctors suggest if they think you have Lyme is really a test designed for dogs. The likely-hood of you coming up a false negative is super high. Meaning you have Lyme's, but the test won't be accurate in saying what's really going on. Flu like aches and swollen joints are most common as beginning symptoms. Stroke symptoms (or palsy in your case) means it's likely in your brain. If you're not diagnosed, and you think you have it, there is a more accurate test where the blood is sent to a research facility in France.
@TheSunlitBlade, Cont. If the test is seen by a LYME LITERATE doctor, you can be properly recognized as a Lyme's patient. That's the struggle for most who do have Lyme's. Sorry for my vehemence guys!
I actually woke up with a tick in my leg today.
@lilwhiteboyz, so because of the tick I found I was just looking stuff up to see If it was a deer tick that was in my leg and I came across some pictures of deer with ticks on their ears and it made me want to puke.