What are you thankful for?

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Maverick6981
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   Posted 1/23/2018 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd like to do something different here on the forum, if anybody feels like participating! As we all know, being sick can really make you feel bad both physically and emotionally. But let's not forget that we're all still trucking along fighting the good fight. Let's focus some of our energy on the positives! I'll go first,

I'm thankful to having found a support group that's so helpful and knowledgeable on such a misunderstood health issue. I'm thankful that we have people to chime in when another isn't able to fully articulate what they're trying to say. I'm thankful that when we ALL heal (and yes, we ALL will heal) that we all will look at our bodies and overall well being in a whole new light. There is something good in every bad. There is something that we will eventually take away from our time being sick that will make a huge difference in ours or someone elses' lives. And yes, even though I feel like crap now, I know that this too shall pass and I'll be a stronger and more grounded person when I come through on the other side.

ChickenArise
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   Posted 1/23/2018 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
i am grateful that the members here gave me the confidence and insights to try something I might have overlooked and how they also prevented me from making bad choices. There is a very candid and special group of people here.

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Szabo246
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   Posted 1/24/2018 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I’m thankful for you guys on this forum. smile you’ve got me through some dark moments.

Girlie
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   Posted 1/24/2018 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I am also very thankful for this forum. I'm not sure I would even be diagnosed yet...if it wasn't for the members on here telling me that my symptoms could be Lyme...and to test with Igenex.


I am also thankful that I have a supportive Dr. who has never questioned my diagnosis and long-term abx treatment.

And, my husband, other family members and some close friends who have stood by me through this ordeal.
Moderator, Lyme Forum
Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi

WalkingbyFaith
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   Posted 1/24/2018 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm very thankful for this forum, for the wealth of information here, the extreme willingness to share on the part of the members here, and the genuine compassion and concern you show for others.

PeteZa
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   Posted 1/24/2018 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm thankful for family, friends and this forum. I have learned a lot from here.

Also thankful for the unseen friends I have made on this forum, the thread posters and the email people. What wonderful people are in this world.

I sure wish good health for all.

Serfr
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   Posted 1/24/2018 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm thankful that ticks can't fly.
Tried abx and iv abx for 2 years, now trying herbs; Chronic Tonic (bottled) CSA formula, JK, Houttunia, Cats Claw
Symptoms August 2013-
Extreme fatigue, dizziness, head pressure, ringing ears, crawling sensations everywhere, throat pain, groin pain, very cold hands/feet, joint pain, sole pain, body/muscle spasms, teeth/gum pain, constipation, peripheral vision flashes, depression, panic attack

joee
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Date Joined Dec 2011
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   Posted 1/24/2018 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Ha Serfr! Love that one!! But I am afraid they drop out of trees though.

I am thankful for my husband who has stood by me all these years when no one knew why I was always miserably sick and in pain. He believed me and never wavered, not once, for 9 years. And to this day does all he can to help me and make me as comfortable as possible while I heal.

What I learned through all this is that everyone has a story. Everyone is dealing with something. So I am thankful that I am now more empathetic toward others...not that I was uncaring, but I now see others for their trials and I have more compassion toward others than I ever had before. A huge life lesson I would say.

I am also thankful for my dog. She has been by my side through this for her whole life. Everyday. Kind. Loving. Caring. Compassionate. Sits with me (most of the time on me and she is 50 lbs hahah) when I am in bad shape and just loves on me more than I can believe a dog should be capable of.

And I am thankful for this group who always talks me off my ledge and I learn so much about this disease from you all. The best part? Is that when I just can't believe I have a strange symptom or something weird that no one in their right mind would believe if I told them...well you all have had similar things and that makes me feel not alone in this and not crazy either.

Wisco woman
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   Posted 1/24/2018 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am also very thankful for the people on this forum. I only wish I had found it sooner. It's an old cliche that "everything happens for a reason" but I've been living by it for years. I appreciate every bit of my health more than I ever thought I could now that I have lived this type of lifestyle.
I also believe this disease brought me my boyfriend. This might sound bad but he was a friend for a long time and I just never saw the relationship going in the romancmtic direction. When I got sick he stuck by my side the entire time. We grew very close. I saw what a strong caring person he was. I have a good guy in my life now. He means the world to me. Thank you lyme disease lol.

Spanish
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Date Joined Sep 2017
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   Posted 1/26/2018 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I am thankful for this forum and the help and support it gives,

I am thankful when i have good days that i used to take for granted and i am thankful for my kids because there have been some days when i didnt know if i could go on but they gave me a reason to never give up.

jackinthebox
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Date Joined Oct 2017
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   Posted 1/26/2018 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't post much, but I'm always on here. I'm thankful for the wealth of information here. It feels like no matter what weird symptoms pop up, and I can quickly read on here and someone else will have experienced it.

I'm also thankful for the fact that no matter how silly a question or lack of effort I put into searching, everyone is very helpful in answering my questions. :D
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