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Posted by Tracy9 (Member # 7521) on :

We should pack the room! [Mad]
Posted by tdtid (Member # 10276) on :

Boo Hiss.....but I agree it would be interesting if we could pack this room with lymies but dang, would this duo probably have our blood boiling by the end of the night.

Posted by Lymetoo (Member # 743) on :
I'll come and throw rotten tomatoes!!! [cussing] [rant]
Posted by Cobweb (Member # 10053) on :
Originally posted by tdtid:

Boo Hiss.....but I agree it would be interesting if we could pack this room with lymies but dang, would this duo probably have our blood boiling by the end of the night.


How do ketes do in boiling blood? Might be a good thing for us and a bad thing for them.
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
tracy, i hope many of you WILL PACK THE ROOM since it's free, and if he doesn't have Q/A, i'd have signs, banners, etc.


take lyme brochures; tick cards; ABCs of lyme; and any of you are welcome to print off my combined 2 LDA brochures together I typed which have extra info in them too!!

Betty G's LYME/TICK BROCHURE with 2 LDA brochures combined together plus other stuff from Betty including:

lyme books, support groups, lyme/co-infection illnesses, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, hunting/gardening ... how to dress; how to remove ticks, etc.

prints out to 9 pages 2 columns per page!;f=1;t=045337
Posted by stella marie (Member # 7216) on :
I agree w/ OptiMisTick...... could someone planning to attend give him this very special present for me?

The Golden Poop Award!!!

Thank you in advance.

[ 08. April 2008, 10:16 PM: Message edited by: stella marie ]
Posted by HEATHERKISS (Member # 6789) on :
I think the award is too good. Also it is meant for someone who has a sense of humor.

I have a freind that pooped her pants that I'd love to give this to. What a hoot!
Posted by Eight Legs Bad (Member # 13680) on :
Originally posted by HEATHERKISS:
I think the award is too good.

Yes, you're right. Good quality manure makes farms fertile, and brings forth life. Steere, on the other hand, has brought nothing but suffering and destruction of lives.

If anyone is going, please ask Dr Steere how his buddies in the shadowy CDC unit Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) are doing. The EIS was set up at the beginning of the Cold War as a unit of elite infectious disease experts, specialising in biowarfare.

Years ago Steere told the NY Times that the whole idea of him joining it was a bit of a joke, that he only joined to avoid service in Vietnam. Yet 30 years later, he was still deeply enough involved to be on the committee organising the EIS' gala anniversary event:

Still, he's in good company there, as Alan Barbour, David Dennis, Captain Paul Mead and many other Steerites are involved in it. Isn't it strange how a disease that is "hard to catch" and "easily cured" with 3 weeks antibiotics attracts so many of the top infectious disease experts in the country, who then go on to spend their careers studying it?

Elena Cook [shake]
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
copying this here for refresher of details..

Lyme Disease Community Forum

Date : 30-Apr-2008 Wednesday

Time : 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Department : Board of Health
Type : Meeting

On April 30th at 7PM at the Westwood High School auditorium "The Second Annual Lyme Disease Lecture" will take place with 2 world renowned speakers:

1.) Dr. Alan Steere- The noted physician and scientist from Massachusetts General Hospital who first described Lyme Disease as a true illness - will speak on "Update on Lyme Disease."

2.) Dr. Tom Mather- Chief of Entomology at the University of Rhode Island who studies the deer tick and Lyme bacteria - will be speaking on "Manageing Your Lawn to Prevent Lyme Disease."

There is no fee for this lecture.

It is sponsored by The Westwood /Mansfiled Pediatric Associates in collaboration with the Westwood Health Department.


COLD FEET, since you plan to attend, i've got a great suggestion to you:

could you print 50-1 page sheets with the phone/fax nos. of PALONNE, KENNEDY, & DINGELL for the public to call on getting our 2 lyme bills on the agenda for hearing dates?

also, leave room on the bottom of this 1 sheet about our MAY 7 PROTEST with the info listed; when, where, who, and how to get there details!

My statement/question for Steere is this?

I'm appauled that Steere does not want to see us chronc lyme patients to get well and into remission so we can enjoy QUALITY OF LIFE with our loved ones, and make HAPPY MEMORIES TOGETHER.

Steere and IDSA has made chronic lyme patients lives pure HELL by NOT acknowledging that chronic lyme disease exists in us, and for UNDER TREATING LESS THAN 30 DAYS OF ANTIBIOTICS to kill off the spirochette in our bodies. "IT'S NOT ALL IN OUR HEAD"!!

I feel IDSA is very vindictive to our chronic lyme patient society of using every trick in their book to STOP our 2 federal lyme bills,
S 1708 and HR 741, which have been in congress for 10 years, NOT to be heard at an actual lyme disease hearing of our 2 proposed bills.

IDSA sent a lengthy letter to Pallone filled with lies about chronic lyme disease.

My questions are:

WHEN WILL THESE IDSA LIES STOP and why do you want to see all of us DEAD from undertreating and failing to provide PROMPT AND ADEQUATE TREATMENT?

signed by BettyG
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
up for april 30th meeting this wed!!!

hope lymies can attend and sound off!!
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
up for lymies to attend this wed., 4-30-08 !!!
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
up for lymies to attend this wed., 4-30-08 !!!
Posted by CD57 (Member # 11749) on :
I sure hope someone can go to this and take notes and post as to what is discussed. I note that this is in conjunction with a pediatric department, so will affect kids.

It'll be interesting to see if they focus on the Lyme spirochete as the pathogen responsible (or in this case, not) for everything. No one except our LLMDs have a clue that the co-infections may be more responsible for why we get so ill.
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
i'm hoping and praying that many will go tonight to listen and REBUT things. [bow]
Posted by bettyg (Member # 6147) on :
Cold Feet
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posted 30-04-2008 11:39 PM

I attended the event tonight, it was almost beyond words. A bit surreal at times.

I'd like to explain more, but given how odd the event was, it will take me some time to digest, analyze and write about it.

This event epitomized everything that's wrong with Lyme disease! Even the Q & A was constrained by both time and editorial guidelines.

More in a few weeks...

Diagnosed 2 Years After Onset
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Disgusted with Lahey Clinic in Mass.
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posted 01-05-2008 12:41 AM

cold feet, that's quite a CLIFFHANGER YOU LEFT! [confused]

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