It’s hard to explain.
Ever walk through a crowded mall, but hear nothing except your own thoughts twirling inside your head? People bump into you but you feel removed from them somehome, as if you are having an out-of-body experience?
A symptom of Lyme is this incredible feeling of being completely alone even while surrounding yourself with people or keeping yourself as busy as possible. That is why I watch a re-run of an “I Love Lucy” show every day – it’s familiar. I know the characters. There is nothing new, nothing overwhelming. It does not create a lonely atmosphere.