I am Like a CAR! How I describe myself

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   Posted 2/20/2009 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   

i describe to my family that I am like a car.

Alot of the time I am parked and dead.

Then intermittenly I try to start up and will turn over but I do not start. Darn

Other times I actually start up for about a minute before shutting down again and smoke comes out of my muffler and is black and stinky.

And then I sometimes can actually start up and drive around town for a trip to the store. Exciting

Sometimes I will not start again when I come out of the store and sometimes I will.

Then sometimes i have to get jumped with some jumper cables and wave a car down to help me.

Well I end up having hope as I keep adding oil and the best gas I can find.

I check the tires pressure fill up the radiator with water

I can sometimes start up and drive around and make it back home.

It is frustrating has heck to not know what will happen each time I go out to start the car

But I keep on trying

I have been to the shop and tried a tune up. Nothing changed

I tried to get diagnosed at 5 different mechanics and they all say something different.

I get quotes from 50 to 500000 to try to get myself fixed. It thought iis still a guess.

So i just keep on doing the best I can with what I know and ..

I comes through here and there and I keep trying and I get around to where I need

I somehow still do not know how to fix me ..

And neither does anyone else

I am cold at night and sad sitting alone on the street not sure if I will start or not.

I am anxious and frustrated and I want to run smooth and start every time

I want to shine and I want to impress and I want to run and run and run.

I will keep working on myself and I will not give up and turn myself in for scrap.


I feel like a car and when I talk about it this way.. It makes so much sense.

From feeling dead

To feeling like I will rev and start up and turn over

To getting started to just die

To taking a trip here and there

and then not knowing what it will be like that day or week or month

Not know how to fix it for sure and so many opinions

THat is ME and That is a car...

My 76 Datsun 280 Z .. we are the same..
She is red with a rash even

: )

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Post Edited (KeepHope) : 3/8/2009 1:49:54 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
wow- that was perfect! what a great metaphor (or simile, whichever it is)....... Just keep trying to get better, never give up and you will get better!

i really love what you wrote. i hope your family gets it. it is a great way to describe being sick with lyme disease.

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   Posted 2/20/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I think we can all relate to that.
I love 280-z's. I've had two a 79' and an 81'. I wish I had them back, they are so fun to drive.

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   Posted 2/21/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Perfect explanation. Exactly how I feel but can never manage to put into words. lol

Martha's Vineyard
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   Posted 2/21/2009 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I love it! That is fantastic. And so funny. I was telling Claude something simular on the phone the other day. And felt the same way at the clinic.
Well actually when I went in to the clinic I just thought that I was wasting my time. I mean I only went as a last resort and did not
expect anything at all.
But after my first week of treatment with the Ozone I felt as though I could see out my windshield again. I could see...I felt good. I
was very excited to be running well again and wanting to run around and to know where I was going and so on.
I told Claude that after one week or so, his wife should be more clear. I had thought that I was really damaged. I had thought that I was
not fixable. After all of the DR.s and 5 years. But after treatment made me feel so much better, I told people that it was as if I had been put
through a car wash and all of the MUD just fell off of me. Like all of my symptoms..just gone. As I told you before. After weeks of the
ozone therapy I did not feel that I had to do anymore.
I felt fine.
So I loved it when Claude said that he was going to try to get some of the MUD off of his wife...lol
I an very anxious to see how she feels soon. Poor thing.
2004 in Martha's Vineyard me and my two daughters then 11 mos and 6 all got Lyme Disease. This was only known to us because we found the tiny ticks on us and we got very ill. My dog also got lyme and he went lame.
We have fought it for 4 years to no avail.
We all got it again this summer is Texas.
I am now in treatment in Scottsdale Arizona at Envita.

"The eyes cannot see for for what the mind does not know."

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