Here's my .02....
Perhaps I'm jaded, perhaps a snob, possibly I've just lived too closely to complusive lying to believe everything at face value, but I have a really difficult time believing such claims, and especially when the stated claims have so many grammatical and spelling errors that I feel brain-dead after reading them.
Delurking to respond here.
I must admit that I agree with you, rileydog.
While I am not a frequent poster on this Forum, I do read it regularly. I have especially appreciated the caring nature of the Lyme patients here. Some of the information shared by the active posters has been very helpful to me and I thank you all.
I just want to say, though, that I get incredibly frustrated when I see posts that are written with an apparent alarmist tone -- much like the original post in this thread appeared to me. Posts that are pounded out on a keyboard seemingly without thought or care, giving the impression of loose-lipped, sloppy thinkers is not really conducive to the healing environment that I understand this Forum and website tries to achieve.
These same posts also seem to contain alot of supposition and partial or garbled facts which leads one to wonder whether they are actually just distorted claims manufactured from whole cloth. It's just hard to take the contents of that post and therefore the information on the Forum as a whole seriously.
Given that researchers and LLMD's have admitted in published articles as well as other media forms that, of all the pathogenic bacteria discovered to date, borrelia burgdorferi is one of the most complex and difficult bacterium to treat, I wouldn't doubt that certain cancers "might" be involved for a portion of the populace. To date, however, so much is unknown and yet to be researched.
I certainly have experienced my fair share of cognitive dysfunction. I've developed temporary dyslexia at times only to have it leave as fast as it arrived. Typing and formulating thoughts to post on a Forum on some days for me is impossible (especially during Lyme flares).
Let's face it, for many of us Lymies, concentration, focus and critical thinking skills can be greatly diminished at times.
But, I guess I would just hope that folks would be a little more careful when they post some information.
Martha's Vineyard, I apologize if I seem ornery here. I recall a post you wrote not too long ago to someone here telling them that their Lyme treatment with antibiotics would kill them. Yet, now you admit you are receiving antibiotics. And prior to that, you posted a whirlwind post about
how you were healing and practically well just from taking colloidal silver. Yet, now, you aren't well.
Perhaps I'm misreading your intent and if the misunderstanding is mine, then I apologize up front.
But, please, could we try and be more careful about
how stuff is posted?!
p.s. Peacesoul, for what it's worth, a rather large portion of Pam's book is devoted to discussing Lyme testing and how problematic it is. In fact her work is the best I certainly have read so far on Lyme Disease. She goes into scientific detail on precisely why the testing is so problematic. She's also got the credentials to back up her work and the book is referenced and sourced. I imagine that you'd really like the book. Since Pam is a scientific journalist with a lot of gravitas, I personally think her book is perfectly suited for educating doctors.
I gave a copy of her book to one of my non-lyme literate doctors. He later told me that he could not put the book down -- stayed up all night reading it. Just loved it and learned a great deal to boot.
Post Edited (SamplerSharon) : 12/3/2008 2:34:08 PM (GMT-7)