Right or wrong, that's how I have and do cope a lot of times. I am privileged to talk with some people that are critically ill with these infections and it really helps me to see that although it's been a really long road for me, and some periods of time are really scary, I've only been critically ill a few times in my life.
Thinking, wishing I could be of some help (mainly as another source for support) I do stay in contact with those that wish to stay in contact with me during these times of their lives. Some days, like today, I thank my lucky stars that I have only had to deal with those things I've gone through and am not in someone else's shoes.
I honestly don't see how that line of thinking is selfish, it's as Summer said, it's a coping mechanism is all.
... but for the grace of God go I........
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)