Lyme Chat: 8-25-13

For the first Lyme Chat, I would say it went very well and had some great conversations! I’m still learning but have to be proud of myself- and after all, I did stay awake and remember the time of my own chat!

Read the chat by clicking the link below:

If you missed my explanation about the Lyme Chat, check out my previous post

If you missed the Lyme Chat yesterday, no problem! Here are the questions that were asked yesterday (as well as my responses!) and feel free to leave a comment, answering the question(s)!

The next Lyme Chat will be Sunday, September 1st @ 8pm EST/ 5pm PT!

Q1: Tell us a little about yourself! What’s your name, where are you from? Any fun facts about yourself that you want to share? #LymeChat

A1: I’m Stacie and live in NY/NJ. I write a blog, fightlyme.org, to share with others what it’s like to live with Lyme #LymeChat

Q2: How long have you been a Lymie? #LymeChat

A2: I was first diagnosed at age 12. I’m 24, so I’ve been a Lymie for over 12 years! #LymeChat

Q3: What was your initial reaction when you found out you had Lyme/other tick-borne illnesses? #LymeChat

A3: I was young and didn’t understand. All I knew was that I had a DISEASE and thought I was going to die #LymeChat

Q4: Do you think there was anything you could have done to avoid being infected with Lyme? Why or why not? #LymeChat

A4: I don’t think there was anything I could have done differently. My parents had always checked me when I was little for ticks #LymeChat

Q5: If you had a microphone to talk to the world, what would you want to say to them about Lyme/ticks? #LymeChat

A5: CHECK FOR TICKS! No matter what time of the year it is and where you live. Always check you, your loved ones & your pets! #LymeChat

For those of you who are not too familiar with Twitter:

The chat took place on Twitter, which is why there is the hashtag #LymeChat at the end of each question/response. The responses are also 140 characters or less, again because the chat takes place via Twitter, but feel free to respond as short or as long as you wish in the comment section below! Please number your responses like a did above, corresponding with the question you are answering.

Sharing what it is like to live with Lyme disease & other chronic illnesses to spread awareness; health advocate;

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