Saturday, June 30, 2012

Oh Deer.......tick......

This is more or less a public service announcement. 
If you wake up one morning and find this on your shoulder (or anywhere).....go to Quick Care, immediately. (that's me)


It's a Deer Tick bite with the telltale bullseye ring around it, precursor of Lyme Disease. Now, I've had plenty of wood ticks sucking on me ever since I've lived here....they're not an issue.


I would just rip them off of me and throw them out. But this, I've never seen. A Deer Tick is the size of a pencil point and I never even saw it. But I saw it's results, so I immediately flew into action like any medical professional would.


I googled it.


And then I went to Quick Care. Have to take two weeks worth of antibiotics so that I DON'T get Lyme Disease. Whew. (The rash goes away all by itself even if you don't do anything about it, but years from now many, many things can go awry, like arthritis and brain issues, etc. You don't want that.) (Google it.)


That night, after Quick Care, I got really sick with flu like symptom....chills....aches.....the works. That lasted almost 2 days.






Now, this all happened just 5 days after THIS:
Just me and the electric hedge clipper. We did it. (Don't ask.)


Had to get a tetanus shot that for 4 days, made my arm feel like it was run over by a truck. That was after I got a Shingles shot in the same arm the day before.


And this is after the refrigerator died and a repair man couldn't come for  5, count them, 5 days!!


Now, THAT was bad.

10 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

Yikes, what a run of bad luck. So glad you got treatment for Lyme disease quickly. Now go sit down someplace safe and don't touch anything.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

OhMyCat, Trouble comes in 3's...

Traveling Bells said...

Your life has entirely too much drama lately. Let's go back to dull, k?! Yikes!!!...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - sounds like this has kept you busy - not the best way to spend summer vacation - hope you find some quiet and a nice cold refrigerator (and some iced tea).

Balisha said...

Elenka...please be careful.That wound and bite look nasty. Find a cool spot, drink something cold, put a cool cloth on your head and chill out.
Happy 4th...don't touch any fireworks.LOL
Balisha

Anonymous said...

That's a bit much! Glad to see you still have your sense of humor after this.
Remind me not to do ANY work outside!
Hope to see you this summer! Please don't do anything rash till I get there!
No pun intended!

Lakeland Checks In!

Pam said...

oh my! That is what I call a run of bad luck. Hope things are MUCH better from here on in.

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! You certainly have been put through the ringer! Hope things get better going forward!

annie'smom said...

Holy cow! I didn't even know that ANY of this had happened!! :-(
I'm glad that you're on the mend and that the past few days have been . . . uneventful???? xxoo

Sharon Creech said...

Oy! Eesh! Ack!