Thursday, September 07, 2006

Why the Internet is Not Alway Good

I spent Labor day weekend out in the country at LD's house. When he first explained where his house was he explained that they did have bobcats, poisonous snakes, and ticks. I was nervous about the bobcats and snakes, but the thought of getting ticks almost every time I went outside just grossed me out. Since then he has treated the grass immediately around his house and the ticks disappeared. So as long as I stayed near the house or on the gravel drive I was ok.

However while we were down there we went to a neighbors house to see LD's horse. While I was there I found 2 tiny ticks crawling on my legs. I quickly pulled them off and inspected my arms and the rest of my legs. I then moved on to inspecting Munchkin. I found no sight of any more ticks. I assumed I walked in some grass at the neighbors that hadn't been treated. I had double checked Reese when we got home and we both had showered multiple times since that day, so I assumed we were both clear. I was wrong.

Yesterday I was scratching my waist and something came of in my nail. To my dismay it was a disgusting tick that was twice the size of the ones I found crawling on me, so I could only assume it had been attached for a few days. It grossed me out and I immediately started to freak out about the head being stuck in me and Lyme disease. I couldn't get hold of LD to see how to remove the head, so I looked on the internet. Bad Idea!

The more I read the more freaked out I got about Lyme Disease. Why is it that when I research something on the internet I only find the sites with worse case scenario. Where is the site that says it is ok. Lyme disease can be easily treated with antibiotics and it is not that common. Instead I find the one that says it is common and even if treated with antibiotics and you have a negative test you may still have it and it can come back later in life to cause more problems. I finally got hold of LD and he told me not to worry that he and his family have always dealt with ticks and the haven't had any problems. Even after all of his reassurance I still couldn't help being a little creeped out because I had a tick sucking my blood that could possibly give me Lyme disease.



Jaelithe said...

I am glad to see you back in blogland I hope you can find time to keep blogging.

(BTW your blog title seems to have misplaced a Y during redesign).

Linlee said...

I love the new look!

Lisa said...

I love this new design. Very cute! And yeah ticks freak me out too!