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Can bacterial infections last for several decades?

Discussion in 'Infections: Lyme, Candida, EBV ...' started by Arnie Pye, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    @Liv aka Mrs Sowester :hug::hug::hug:

    My husband and I decided not to even attempt to adopt. The idea of having total strangers poking around our lives and judging us to decide if we could adopt a child just made both of us shudder. And we were also aware of some failed adoptions where the personalities of the adopted child and the adoptive parents didn't work together at all, so we feared the outcome even given the remote chance we were approved. But in reality we would have failed the vetting process because of all these doubts we had anyway.

    That must have been a terrible decision to make with your remaining embryos. I was "lucky" in that respect - I never had enough embryos to have "spares". On one occasion I had one embryo put back. I ended up in hospital with a query ectopic pregnancy because I was in so much severe pain. An obs and gynae consultant asked me "How many embryos were used?" and I said "One - it was all there was." This was at a time when the standard procedure was to use three. The consultant's response to me was "I'm surprised they bothered."

    The pain I had turned out to be caused by two large functional cysts - one was 5 inches across and the other was 4 inches across. It turned out I was pregnant in the right place. So I'm glad the IVF clinic "bothered" to put the one back, even though it didn't last.
     
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    Thanks for finding the reference, @TigerLilea
     
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    I'm often asked why there is so little research into ME, and I say I have five main reasons. One of the big ones is that the illness mainly affects women, and the medical profession has a terrible history of ignoring women's pain and symptoms. Some people think that with more women in the profession, things must be improving, but my impression is that many women doctors are just as bad.
     
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    I actually think that in many cases women doctors try to "out-nasty" the men, if you know what I mean. It's a bit like female politicians being tougher than men because they can't afford to be seen to be "soft".
     
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