Saw the Diagnosis X episode about Lyme

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by Jupiter7, May 17, 2008.

  1. Jupiter7

    Jupiter7 New Member

    It was on TLC last night, entitled "Shattered."

    I was so angry to hear the ending, as if they should all be relieved that she has LD, or as the intern called it "Lymes".

    Gee, it was great to hear that it's "not a progressive, debilitating disease." And that it's "curable and has a good prognosis." Thanks for the party line, doc.

    Although, to be fair, he did mention there was a slight chance of long-term follow up.

    What kind of informative show is that, to lead people to believe LD is nothing to really be concerned about? Could have a least added a "lucky for you, we caught this early!!" Granted, the show is corny, but people probably watch it expecting to learn something.

    I know I shouldn't be surprised, but it is maddening to hear this on an innocent, little tv show. I feel insulted, and I don't even have the official dx...yet...

    Had to vent.
  2. highcotton

    highcotton New Member

    but it sounds dreadful.

    I saw my NP for annual pap yesterday and she acted as though "LYmes" is not that serious. She said if i had been really sick i would have ended up in the hospital.

    (maybe a tick will bite her and send her there)