Lyme disease, my Dad, and the dvd Under Our Skin

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JELAINEP
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 5/31/2009 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
OK, just writing this to get it out of my system.........................  I asked my dad to please watch the dvd today (for the 3rd time).  I'm not going to ask anymore.
 
He's 69, retired, healthy, owns a DVD player, goes to all the neighborhood functions and the neighbors' kids functions, etc., etc., etc.
 
He called me this morning and asks me "HOW YA FEELIN'?"  He has a booming voice..... I told him I was on Levaquin until they could test me for Vancomycin.............. "HHHHHUUUUHHHHH.  Why do they keep putting you on all these different medications that don't work?"  Then, for the 3rd and final time I asked to PLEASE watch the dvd.  He PROMISED me he would.
 
I'll let you know if anything happens.  If anyone hears a sonic BOOM, it's my dad's head finally popping out of his a@#! shocked
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.  - Margaret Meade
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, possibly just tested positive for koseri IgA, Morganella motgani,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF - yay! another acronym), Typhus Fever, Klebsiella pneumonia, Proteus miabilis, Citrobacter i IgA, Hafnia alvai IgA, NKC4, Interleukin 4 (IL4), IL8, Immunobillin (IM01). 
Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600mg
"How much more can I take?", songhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs


ticker
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   Posted 5/31/2009 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi JELAINEP.  It can be so hard for people who do not have Lyme to have any clue how serious it is and how it can affect all systems of the body.

Does your dad have the DVD at his house?  How long has he had it?  Do you think if you told him that someone is waiting to borrow it after he sees it that he would watch it sooner?  Does he live with anyone who might watch it and get him to watch it?  Can you go and watch it with him?  Tell him it is only about 103 minutes long, and it would mean the world to you if he would watch it.  I hope he will watch it.

I hope the only boom I hear is the sound of him putting the DVD into his player!!!


Dowa
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   Posted 5/31/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
J: Before I got ill I worked in the medical field and sat with many severly ill (and dying) patients. I used to watch the family members closely. There were the members that were there RIGHT next to the patients doing all they could for them and then there were the family members that would sit as far away from the patients as possible. I came to the realization that the ones that were detached were doing so out of fear. Its is hard to watch the ones we love, get sick and suffer. Is if possible your father is in denial out of fear? It may be easier for him to "think" that you are well. Just food for thought. Good luck-  D

Turquoise Sky
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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 250
   Posted 5/31/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
It's hard when the people who love you don't quite get what you are going through. I don't think anyone really knows except others who have been or are going through it. Hope you have someone close to support you!
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