If I were the devil…I would give people Lyme disease.
I would cause them to contract Lyme disease, whether through a bug bite or through another human being. I would make sure that there was no good test available so that they wouldn’t figure out they had Lyme. I would order Doctors to ignore the reality of Lyme disease and believe the CDC. I would make sure that Doctors told their patients that their symptoms were all in their head, that they were crazy. I would make Doctors give them false diagnosis so they never figured out the real issue.
I would give people unexplained headaches that drove them to their knees. I would give them so much joint and muscle pain they couldn’t move. I would cause them to have brain fog so they couldn’t go about their daily duties. I would make sure that their immune system was ruined. I would give them heart palpitations and nerve pain. I would make sure they experienced increased anxiety and rage. I would give them fatigue, so much fatigue that they couldn’t work, go to school or stay in a relationship.
I would make sure that family members turned against them. I would see to it that friends left their side. I would drive them to desperate acts because of the amount of pain. I would make sure that each day was different from the last, so they wouldn’t know what to expect. I would make sure they weren’t in control of their bodies.
I would also add a few co-infections to their troubles. I would see to it that these co-infections were even harder to test for and near-impossible to eradicate. Of course, I would make sure that there was no cure for Lyme either; just a tremendous amount of lets-see-if-this-works-type treatments that would cost a fortune.
I would deny them Social Security on the basis that they don’t “look sick” or have a “true illness.” I would destroy them body and soul and cause them to hate their very existence.
If I were the devil…I could do wonders with Lyme disease.