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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 6/23/2009 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
I'm not interested in moderating the lyme forum anymore. Is anyone interested in taking on this job? We've recruited some moderators in the past but they seem to have gone MIA. If you are interested, please send me or Peter ( an email. We'll have to make sure you've been fair/upright/upheld rules/etc. in the past. If you feel like that's you, please email!
Lyme and co-infections since approximately 2002. Diagnosed in 2005. Abx for two years straight, then on and off for another year. Off abx since fall 2008 and feeling great (lyme-wise)! Also diagnosed with lymphomatoid papulosis and slightly low thyroid function.

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Really Lyme
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   Posted 6/23/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for all the time you have put in. This sight has helped my journey so much. I am not the right Gal for the job. Hope you find someone great to help out.
Finding Peace In This Crazy World !

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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Really Lyme! For anyone thinking about it: It can be kind of tough, because sometimes people really don't want to be corrected and really don't feel like following the forum rules. You have to not mind people calling you names and all that (I used to be a teacher, so I have a thick skin)! As for time, it involves as much as you want to put into it. I used to put in a lot more time, but I just don't care to anymore since I'm out doing other things. The lyme forum is the most active forum on the site, which is why other mods frequently help out. That said, I've been the mod here for something like 4-5 years and haven't really minded it until now, so it's easy to work into your life!
Lyme and co-infections since approximately 2002. Diagnosed in 2005. Abx for two years straight, then on and off for another year. Off abx since fall 2008 and feeling great (lyme-wise)! Also diagnosed with lymphomatoid papulosis and slightly low thyroid function.

Moderator for Lyme Disease forum

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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi alfers,
I'd also like to thank you for your time, and effort to this forum. I have been here for three years now, you and many other here have helped me a great deal!! Although I do not post here daily, I do stop here nearly every day to check in on the forum. I would be privledged to help out if this forum would like my assistance.

Thank again for your hard work!!

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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi alfers,

I to would like to thank you for the time you have out into this forum.
still looking for answers

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   Posted 6/23/2009 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   


From one Mod to another, you are the best and thank you for all you have given to this forum.  It will take a wise and willing person to fill your shoes.  You brought with you a wealth of knowledge when you took on moderating this forum.  You are truly appreciated and admired by your peers.

Take care,



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   Posted 6/23/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the work you have done to keep this a healthy enviroment.
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   Posted 6/23/2009 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for all you have done here. This is a great forum and in the time I have been here, I have learned so much. More than I have learned in the two years I researched. You are a kind, fair and caring person. We are all sad to see you go. Good luck in your ventures and the healthy life you have ahead of you.
2003 symptoms started;panic attacks,anxiety,heightened senses.
2007 Diagnosed with Lyme. Didn't start treatment.
2008 symptoms came back with a vengence.
2009 Diagnosed with Lyme plus co-infections....Babesia and Bartonella.
Illnesses:-Chronic Lyme Disease,Hashimotos Thyroiditis, Ulcers, Hypoglycemia
Medications:-Biaxin 250mg to start,Mepron,Ultram,Thyro Complex 60mg,Probiotics and supplements

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   Posted 6/23/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Alfers,
Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put in, it is so much appreciated!  I wish you the best and hope you keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
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   Posted 6/23/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alfers
Thanks for all your  help, hope you are feeling okay

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   Posted 6/23/2009 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Alfers, Thank you so much for all the hard work and time you've dedicated to this forum. Hope someone steps up who can fill your shoes.

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   Posted 6/23/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   
alfers,  Thank you so much for everything you have put into this.  It is greatly appreciated!  I am so glad you are doing so well! Please take care!

Lyme in NC in 1971? Suspect TBI: Fully engorged tick followed by high fever and tonsillitis. Follwed by , lumps on neck,  chronic tonsillits w/ constant low grade to recurring high (104) fevers, severe unexplained neck stiffness and acute neck pain.   Followed by tonsillectomy, urinary tract infections, miscarriage, appendicitis while pregant, chronic severe back pain. Followed by depression, mild anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, and hypglycemia.  Was this a TBI??
Bit again couple of times, lyme suspect bite Mother's Day 2007. Bite, symptoms, lyme specific antibodies on the most lyme specific band of all = 39 IgG.  Still awaiting appt w/ LLMD.

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   Posted 6/23/2009 8:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.

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   Posted 6/24/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Again, thank you so much Alfers. This forum is where I too have learned a great deal by some very knowledgable people and also created wonderful friendships.

You really are appreciated and will be missed.

I hope your summer is wonderful and full of fun things.
"Greater things are yet to come and greater things are still to be done in this city" - Chris Tomlin

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   Posted 6/24/2009 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   

alfers, you have done such a great job.  Thank you for all you have done here!!

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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Alfers, Thank you for all your hard work and dedication! You will be missed. I hope you can stop in and say Hi to all of us now and then. It will be "weird" to not see you around the forum anymore!! Best wishes to you for a healthy and wonderful future!! bablymers mom

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   Posted 6/26/2009 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your efforts and talents with moderating this group. Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.

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   Posted 6/26/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks alfers for always calling me out on my sh1t and my cussing like a f*&%ing drunk sailor.....Oh, and not hesitating to contact me by direct email!

Just kidding..... Good Job, you've really given your all to this sight.
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06/00- I begin to fall apart, 08/01-LD +, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD +, 11/03-LD +, 10/07-Bartonella +, CD57=3, koseri IgA +, Morganella +, motgani +,Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever +, Typhus +, Klebsiella pneumonia +, Proteus miabilis +, Citrobacter i IgA +, Hafnia alvai IgA +, NKC4 +, Interleukin 4 (IL4) +, IL8, Immunobillin (IM01) +. 
Rx's 06/15/09: Wellbutrin 300, Paxil 60, Xanax 5, Acidophilus, Lyrica 600, Levaquin 500, Diflucan, Invanz IV, possibly Gammaglobulin, Flagyl, HBOT  
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