Having been here as long as I have (LOL! crazy, huh?), I have seen and talked to many that pass through this forum. Most that are no longer here have healed, but they did not wish to 'revisit' their struggles with a "Hey! I'm healed!" post because they just wanted to move on with their lives and forget that they had ever been here.
Unfortunately, some have just moved on though and some are still so sick that they no longer post - there are about
6 people that come to mind immediately.
Many others just drop off and there's no telling if they are healed, or if they have just moved on not needing the support and connections that are formed here.
It takes an unusual person to wish to stick around to continue to post after they have healed, as it requires us to relive the experiences over and over again as we read through others trying to explain what they are dealing with. For me, it's a kind of therapy, as I was left with PTSD type reactions to many serious complications that I had experienced during the course of my illness.
As you know, this is a scary and disturbing illness to get through, and for many of us it's the most ill we have ever been - and then left to figure it out on our own!
What I can say is that this community has always had some of the most awesome people that come back to post after they have healed, and we have some of the most awesome people that agree to stick around and help out after they have healed either by just continuing to post, or volunteer many, many hours weekly as a Mod.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)