Hi, KB69 -
Congrats on knocking out Babesia! That can be a formidable beast.
We have been on and off treatment since Nov 2014. Abx first then a-bart and such. I am very familiar with the question "are you better, yet?!" or "you are sick, again? I though you were well?" I know they are good intentioned.
My reply is pretty short. " Lyme is very complex. They still don't have the answers. This might be a life time battle. Things like diet, reduced stress and such help. I'm doing the best I can with where I am at. "
Okay....maybe that isn't the shortest answer. But I say it. And then, redirect the conversation.... "look at your lovely sweater", "your sweet dog", "the food looks so good".
Occassionally, a friend or family member will probe deeper because they feel a friend or family member might have lyme, too. In that case, I will try to listen and educate. But otherwise, I say a couple of things and move on.
Other things I have done... 1) shut down FB and twitter 2) let family/friends know I can't do big stretches of time 3) and learned to accept this is where I am now and that is okay.
Big hugs to you and a happy early greeting to the holiday season (we had our first snow yesterday)! ,
Post Edited (PeppermintTea) : 11/14/2017 2:14:58 PM (GMT-7)