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randibear
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Jus thinking, What would you give to get rid of lyme????

I would give all I own (and sometimes my hubbie too!!) to get rid of this damn disease.....

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About half a baker's dozen of friends.

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I have been disabled awhile - I dont own anything - friends and boyfirend left a long time ago -

so I would give up my long hair. I'd shave it off to just be well enough to work and live.

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Geneal
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That's a hard one....

I don't have much left to give up....

Katrina took most of it....

My riches are in my faith, my children, friends and loved ones.

I'd rather have Lyme than give any of those things up.

I'm losing my hair so that doesn't count...

I gave up sugar so that can't count....

Lyme and Katrina have taken so much from me....but made me value other things such as

My health and my family's wellbeing even more.

That really is a tough one.

I'll keep thinking on this one....maybe it will come to me.

Hugs,

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I gave up cigarettes 22 days ago so let's see if that makes any difference.

With my not buying cigarettes I figure our economy might take a real licking.

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I have already given up so much. I am not sure what is left to give up for it to go away.

OH, I KNOW!! I will gladly give up my pain, all my symptoms and my days of insanity for it to go away! [Big Grin]

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I would give up anything (including limbs) I had excluding my family and my caring & supportive husband.

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I would marry my sister off to the first man that asked for her hand.
Hopefully he knows how to handle snakes.

Did I mention my sister is a two headed snake so it would not be a big loss : - )

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Geneal
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Dear Vanilla,

I have a couple of those double headed snake sisters in my family too.

You are not alone.

Hugs,

Geneal

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I am disabled from the lyme and have lost so much from it. I think I would give up everything I havent lost sans my cats, parents and lymenet friends. They are my rocks of gilbraltars to fight this damn disease.
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Sorry to hear that you have snakes in your family too Geneal.

Sometimes our real sisters are not our blood sisters.

I am in the process of divorcing my 2 headed snake sisssss.

And thank you it is good to know I am not alone.

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Lyme leaves many people with nothing, so what is there to give?

I wouldn't give all my money (what there is of it) because I have six little children that need things like...food.

But if there was something to give, as long as it wasn't a detriment to my family, I would give it in heartbeat!

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i would give everything except my guitar, car, and friends and family(because those are the things that keep me wanting to live, even before i got diagnosed with lymes disease)
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I'd give up my job as spirochetal zookeeper, and two painfilled sleepless years of my life that I don't remember much anyway,

and I'd throw in a rotten molar, three piles of unwashed laundry, a mercury load and some heavy

metals, and several varieties of parasites, including the friends who stopped calling when I stopped being able to do favors.

Then I'd give up my faith in doctors as gods, and pharmaceutical companies as altruistic, and family members as visionaries.

Then I'd give up my beliefs that I have to suffer to deserve health and happiness, and that life has to be hard all the time, even though it will be some of the time.

And then I think I will go down and donate most of my hair to locks of love, and dye the rest bright red.

After that I'll take account of all that I already gave over 30 years to the "this is your life on lyme fund" and start collecting the interest.

Once the interest really starts rolling in, I'll take my family and go on vacation. I'll give up the idea of a motel six, and we'll take an all-inclusive in the Yucatan.

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I gave up cigarettes 7 months ago.

I gave up sugar 3 years ago.

I gave up a job I loved 1 1/2 years ago.

I gave up "free" health insurance (came w/my job)

I gave up alot of hope that I will ever be the same again.

I gave up the ability to travel to see my parents in Florida, or my grandkids in North Carolina and Idaho.

I gave up being able to take care of myself the way I used to.

I gave up being able to go to the grocery store most times, without the help of my dear husband.

I don't want to "give up" anything else to this awful disease......it has already taken too much....and I will keep fighting until I take my last breath.

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List of things I gave up would be about 2 pages long, but I still have a list of things I do have.

Family, some friends, food, clothing, house, car.

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This disease has already taken so much from us.

But I would gladly give all the pain I have in every single joint. I'm 29 but been 92!!!!

I would give back all the headaches, the lyme rage, the air hunger, and the other entire list of things this so unselfish disease has given me, I would give back in a heartbeat!

I would even quit smoking...but right now that's my only stress outlet for this private hell I live in.

Maybe I don't have lymerage....maybe I am just so sick of evil hearted and ignorant people around me..... who look at me and think "what could possibly be wrong with her, she looks great"

If only they could walk in my shoes for a month...they would probably be advocates for this disease themsevles. And that's only a month....not the 20 years I have.

NONE of us should have to give up anything to get well, it's a shame so many of us have had too...money, jobs, fun, etc....

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I'd give up my two brothers who put my parents in the nursing home.

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I'd give up my own life for the assurance that my congenitally infected son would never again relapse.

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I would give up electricity and all technology.
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I do not have much to give up... I have already givin up my education, social life, any sort of life outside my house.

I would give up my hair and go bald to get better.

I have even concidered cutting off my legs if it made the pain stop...

Or even a nice wack to the head to make the pain stop for a few hrs. [bonk] Knock me out! lol.

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I would be willing to give my right arm, literally.
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This is Dave's wife Jenny and unfortunately I ma having a really really bad week - just got done crying for over an hour and at this point I would give up my life to be rid of this disease. I would hate the hurt it would leave Dave, my daughters, my family and friends....but I just get so tired of living in pain and feeling that treatment is sometimes making it worse rather than better. I have been fighting it for almost 3 years and it's been hell. I can't even remember how many times I've been in and out of the hospital anymore - not to mention being in Kansas for 8 months of treatment with a lyme specialist. I know this will pass and I will have some better days ahead...but being asking what I would give to be rid of my lyme at this particular time....I would give my life. To no longer feel the pain, the hurt, the mental anguish, thedisregard from the medical community, the lack of anyone being able to understand what I am going through. I would love to just put an end to it. No...I won't do that because I couldn't dothat to my family - but if I didn't have close relationships and so many people that would be effected - I would seriously consider just going off and disappearing.....
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I would give up my left thumb. I'd even cut it off with a machete knife, if that would do it for you.

I think you have to consider what you could give up, that you would really miss . . . not saying you'd give up everything but the things you treasure most.

I think without my left thumb, typing would be impossible, and I would miss my online friends. I would miss communicating via Lymenet, heck it's been 7 years now with this message board and I giving each other sum sugah babieeeeee.

But, I would cut off the dang thing to be able to say I don't have Lyme anymore.

No more insurance issues, no more money issues, no more saying we can't camp anymore, we can't hike anymore, we can't go tromping thru the tall green grass anymore, we can't sleep over at the neighbors friends house anymore because they have inside/outside pets with ticks on them, we can't ride horses anymore, we can't we can't we can't.

I have given up SO MUCH already. It's been like cutting off half my oxygen, and constanting searching for more air. More breath. More. Life.

I got this stupid whatever we're calling it now (disease? lifestyle albatross?) because I was doing what I loved--all the outside stuff, all the animal stuff, calling it paradise, when it was just the snake luring me in.

Now, I'm in hell, I can see what I'm missing, but I can't do anything about it. Because if I do, I get bit again, and then we head down the garden path again, but probably not to come out the other side, because once bitten, twice shy. Heck that did not make sense.

I don't think I'd see the other side if I got back down into the pit again, like if I found a tick, and I started to have heavy duty symptoms again.

I think it'd be all over for me. I really do. Oh, morbid thoughts there, sorry folks.

Just hack off the thumb, will ya? And promise me a rose garden.

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I cried reading everyone's comments on what they would give up to be cured of Lyme Disease.

I, too cry a lot.. almost every day. I have given up almost every aspect of my life because of this dreaded disease. I have been to my general practitioner, my rheumatologist, an infectious disease doctor, and still feel terrible all the time. There are no Lyme doctors around here; in fact when you mention Lyme, they treat you like you have the plague. Even The Medical College of Virginia will not see patients who have or think they have Lyme. How riduclous is that? I have had Lyme Disease since May 2005, and rheumatoid arthritis since 1990. One of these diseases is enough, but both are just unbearable. Sometimes, I pray to God to take me in the middle of the night. I start crying because I do not want to leave my dog behind. Everyone else in my life can go on without me- they may be sad, but they are intelligent and capable of taking care of themselves. But my dog depends on me, and no one else would treat him the way I do, and give him the love, attentiveness and affection that I do.

I would give up my house, and become a ward of the state, if I could get rid of all the aches and pains of these two diseases.

I start taking Remicade IV treatments tomorrow, and hope they will give me some relief from, my rheumatoid arthritis and that I can get some of my life back.

As so many others have said, so much has been taken away, that it is hard to have something else.

God Bless you all. I will pray for you, and please do the same for me.

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quote:
Originally posted by Vanilla:
I would marry my sister off to the first man that asked for her hand.
Hopefully he knows how to handle snakes.


omG, i laughed so hard i thought i'd pee my pants!

[lol] [lol] [lol]

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yeah, that one got to me too.

right now, i'd give up my sister's husband. he's the devil incarnate...

i'd give up all the ducks.

i'd give up all my possessions and my husband's too...

my beloved dog died but i would have given up everything including the husband before i gave up my dog...LOL...

i hate to say i wouldn't wish this on anyone but there are a few that, yes, i would give my lyme to them...they are soooo evil...

my job, i miss it...waking up every morning and enjoying the sunshine...now i wake up and get one minute or two before the pain hits...

not being able to sleep without medication...

family does not understand...

i'm sure when we stand before the pearly gates and are asked what we did to get into heaven, we can say "i gave everything i had"....

that should be enough...

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