Bedbug Burnout(7 posts)
I'm just burnt out about bedbugs. Reading the media and scientific info about them (fabulous links here, Nobugs), reading the posts from people who have them (great posts here, folks), taking steps to fight bedbugs, keep learning as much as I can, hearing about bedbugs in conversation all over the place, being bitten by them ...
I guess I have bedbug burnout.
Parakeets, I've only been doing this for 1 month, and I'm already feeling that way. Of course, I could take a break from reading the forum, but I can't seem to focus on t.v. or books. It's all so exhausting, isn't it?
Looks like you joined in March ... that five months! I only joined a month ago. Sometime, I don't know some of you have maintained the battle for so long.
Parakeets joined March 2007 - not last march
Wow ... Ok, I'll repeat it with even more emphasis : I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU KEEP DOING THIS!!
Perhaps that is why, despite being burnt-out from reading about bedbugs, fighting bedbugs, listening to conversations, being bitten ... I somehow end up back at this forum. It is because I know that, in this one little corner of the Internet, I will find hero's. I will find people whose lives have been turned upside-down and yet they offer advice and support to others. I will find people who have lost most of their worldly possessions and yet still manage to find a way to laugh. I will see courage in the face of adversity and persistence when the odds are against them.
I know people are flocking to see the new Batman movie "Dark Knight", but this is where the real action takes place. We may not wear capes, and we don't have any fancy gadgets (except maybe steamers), but quite simply, this is where the true bravery lies. Not on the big screen.
Thanks for your support, fellow warriors. I know a young Navy lieutenant who was just diagnosed last week with a life-threatening cancer that was only detected after it had metastasized to his liver. Today I heard his response when hearing his diagnosis was "I am prepared to do battle." Oddly, those brave words helped me. I think of them as I deal with bedbugs.
I just joined last Wednesday, and your postings have helped me a lot.
When I can, in the midst of my chaos, I am reading old posts to learn more. I quoted your report on the Bed Bug convention to my mother. I read about your early experience with a therapist and realized that I had better give advance warning to the counselor I was arranging to see (or I might end up counseling her rather than the reverse.)
Wanted to let you know how grateful I am for your contributions.
Actually, the Bedbugger.com forums only started in March 2007, but the Bedbugger.com site started in October 2006, and Parakeets was here contributing from day one.
Parakeets, if you ever feel the need, take a break! Enjoy yourself. I believe you have to take a vacation from bed bugs now and again. You do so much for everyone by contributing. But everyone needs a vacation now and then.
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