Just in case some of you are wondering....
I started having Lyme symptoms in 2003. It started with panic attacks, anxiety and heightened senses. It wasn't until 2005 that I started researching all of the symptoms I was having which now included flu-like symtoms, brain fog, worsening menstrual cycles, rage, depression, etc. I was on another board then and that's where I met our long time member, Ticker. She is the one that basically told me to check for Lyme. So, although I just recently started treatment, I am not new to this. I've been researching since 2005. And although I may not know everything about
this disease, I do know quite a bit. I was told over and over by the doctors here that "there is no Lyme here." It wasn't until 2007 that I finally found an LLMD close to me. Our family finally had good insurance now too. And, although I was clinically diagnosed in 2007, I still didn't feel like I knew enough so I put treatment on hold so I could figure it all out.
2008 came around and I felt alot better so I pushed Lyme Disease out of my head and continued on with my life even though I knew Lyme symptoms come and go. I delt with the very few symptoms I had going on at the time. I could function. It wasn't until august of 2008 that I was really starting to feel bad again. Coincidently, I was put on Amoxicillian for a bladder infection and herxed really bad. I knew then that it was time to face this disease head on and that's what I'm trying to do.
I just wanted you all to know that I do know alot about
Lyme Disease. I wouldn't have accepted the Moderator position if I didn't know enough. I've also run forums like this before. It was a weight
loss forum that I ran for almost 2 years. I didn't just jump into this Moderator position just for the
fun of it. Although, I like having a good laugh...I also LOVE helping others. That is just me and I
have a big heart. So, if you see me posting alot, it's because I feel like I can contribute something
to that post even if it's just a hug:)
I would also like to say how very hard it is for 1Bitten and I to run this forum and make sure
everyone abides by the rules and still be friends with all of you. We try VERY hard to make
everyone happy and we volunteer our time away from our families, to do this.
I truly LOVE this board and the people on it. All I am asking is that you all understand where we
are coming from. If you are corrected for anything, it is not out of spite or anger. It is because we
are doing what we are told to do. We are not perfect and are trying the best that we can. Please
respect that. You all know I love you guys:)
I have Lyme Disease; Lyme Disease DOES NOT have ME!**You never know how STRONG you are....until being STRONG is the ONLY choice you have**
Co-Moderator Lyme Disease Forum
Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 7/19/2009 12:04:25 AM (GMT-6)