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Posted by TS96 (Member # 14048) on :
 
I guess what I am looking for without too much detail is....

Have any of you had to move far away like over 14 hours and had a relapse or increase in symptoms d/t the stress?

Any stories, insight is welcome.
 
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
 
I moved 11 yrs ago....14 hrs away.
Survived just fine.

Just moved again last week and doing "OK"....was sick before I moved.

Good luck!! Tell him not to expect to make a lot of money farming!!
 
Posted by TS96 (Member # 14048) on :
 
LOL. It's always been "our dream" before lyme.

I pray I'm well enough this time next year to help.

We are not in it for the money, Just the simple life away from corporate world.
 
Posted by HaplyCarlessdave (Member # 413) on :
 
Life's changes don't respect Lyme. Keep good diet and supplements going through all of it; that will surely help.
Try to avoid getting overtired. Best wishes in your new home!
DaveS
 
Posted by TS96 (Member # 14048) on :
 
Thanks Dave. We have the barns and land but no house yet LOL!

Gotta sell the house we have (which may difficult with the market).

And try to think how we'll pay for Lyme treatment being a farmer's wife.

It'll have to be a miracle. I can't stress about it it'll just kill me. One day at a time is all I can do right now. [Roll Eyes]
 
Posted by just don (Member # 1129) on :
 
This is a "HOBBY" for the rich!!! Dont let him do it!! Unles you have money to burn!!

Put your foot down and demand to stay where you are for the sake of your health.

besides you have 10 times the chance of being bit again,,and him too!!

have him take ANY job that can be found to provide the insurance. No matter HOW much money you have,,,insurance will eat up all of it and then some!!

self pay insurance is so expensive and doubling every couple years,,,can he afford that?? NOW? in 10 years?? NOBODY can!!!

It MAY be a dream,,,but ONLY a dream,,,it isnt like that at ALL!!! Dont go THERE!!! You will be in WAAAAY over your head!!thinks--just don--
 
Posted by Meg (Member # 22) on :
 
And try to think how we'll pay for Lyme treatment being a farmer's wife

We farm full-time, believe me its a struggle.
You won't get a return on your investment unless you farm in a big big way and know what you're doing.
So that means no income unless you do it big and right from the start.

The insurance alone is astronomical.

I have to agree with everything JD said above.
You'll move farther from a good Dr, become more exposed to ticks, and spend more money than you want or need to.

Sorry to be so depressing, but I feel your hubby's dream is unrealistic if either one of you is ill.

If you're merely moving to the Country and have the money to do it--it's a bit different.
 
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
 
I agree with don and meg. I hope you're rich, so you can afford to live the high life on the farm!

Don is moving OFF his farm/ranch because he can no longer afford it and with his health, it's VERY difficult.

Hope it's OK to say that, don!

My inlaws are ranchers. Without his "day job" they would never have made ends meet.
 
Posted by TS96 (Member # 14048) on :
 
Thanks for your heartfelt input. It's good to be realistic about the challenges.

We'll pray and listen to what God has to say. I'm fine either way [Big Grin]

Wanted to add it's so sad to see farmers disappearing who provide so much to us. I'm very grateful for my local farmer.
 
Posted by HaplyCarlessdave (Member # 413) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by TS96:
I guess what I am looking for without too much detail is....

Have any of you had to move far away like over 14 hours and had a relapse or increase in symptoms d/t the stress?

Any stories, insight is welcome.

Any move is stressful, hence weakens the immune system. If your immune system is already compromised by infection, this could be very bad!
So you have to do everything you can to strenghen immune system. Really make an effort to give yourself time to sleep enough.
DaveS
 
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
 
I'm glad you didn't get mad at me for being so negative. Just giving you the facts, ma'am!! [Big Grin]

I hope it works out and you LOVE being on a farm. What will you grow??
 
Posted by TS96 (Member # 14048) on :
 
We haven't even decided if we can move but if we can dh will secure a job maybe teaching during school months and do a very small scale farm until we get up and running.

I got a PM from someone to gets lots of Guinea hens to eat those ticks, you bet we'll have lots of those running around.

I think we have more ticks here in western NY than down South. Lots of deer here I've never seen a one deer where we are itching to go.

We'll grow all organic, a little of everything but dh says definitly no milk cows!!!!!! You can never leave for vacation doing that.

I'll let ya all know either way.


[Big Grin]
 
Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
 
Can you say where you're moving to?

Yes, definitely get some Guineas...if you can stand the noise!
 
Posted by kam (Member # 3410) on :
 
Moving still sets me back. Don't know how you will be.

I had 5 acres with a 180 degree view when I was younger and thought I would build on it and have livestock and grow things and then go down the hill to the town and teach during the day.

Still like that dream. But, hasn't happened yet.

I did get my teaching credential. thankful for that. wasn't able to renew it (yet) due to lyme.

So, I guess timing is the question for you. Wishing you luck. Like your dream.
 
Posted by kam (Member # 3410) on :
 
Moving still sets me back. Don't know how you will be.

I had 5 acres with a 180 degree view when I was younger and thought I would build on it and have livestock and grow things and then go down the hill to the town and teach during the day.

Still like that dream. But, hasn't happened yet.

I did get my teaching credential. thankful for that. wasn't able to renew it (yet) due to lyme.

So, I guess timing is the question for you. Wishing you luck. Like your dream.

don't know what scale your husband is thinking about

Wondering if he might consider working for someone who is doing what he eventually wants to do.

I was thinking the other day that I would just like enough land to grow my own lemons, apples, avocado's, berries, have fresh eggs, etc.

I sure hope it would be less expensive than what things are in the store now.

A lemon is 90 cents here. One lemon.
 
Posted by Keebler (Member # 12673) on :
 
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Barbara Kingslover, a contemporary novelist, moved to a farm.

One or two of her last books (non-fiction, I think) is about that. It may be insightful for you and offer some interesting views on the subject.

I think, though, that their farm is just to feed their family and close friends who are facing a zucchini shortage. Emphasis with their farm is organic and seeing how little they require from a store.


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Posted by TS96 (Member # 14048) on :
 
Keebler... That's the idea... Self sufficiency and help those around us. If there is an abundance give to others.

Oh.... and house off the grid! no bills! That's a dream! [Cool]
 


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