Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a great weekend & are looking forward to an even better week!
As I mentioned last week, Madame Mommy Dearest has been sick. We (& the doctor) thought it was the flu or some other flu-like virus. After about a week, she started feeling better & I WAS HAPPY she hadn’t passed along whatever nasty germ she’d picked up. :evilmonkey
Well, a few days after she saw the doctor, she broke out in what she thought were hives. They didn’t hurt, so she just thought the fever was burning its way out of her body in blotches or—for all we knew—she’d brushed up against something & was having an allergic reaction not related to her earlier flu-like symptoms at all. But she called the doctor, just in case. Three doctors (regular, emergency room, & specialist) & one blood test later, it turns out she didn’t have the flu at all. It’s Lyme Disease.
And now that she knows she was bitten by a tick, she kind of remembers the middle of her back itching for three days in a row while she was at Gram’s house after her stroke. She’d cleared out the weeks & trimmed the bushes around the house, & apparently one of those little bastards hopped on & rode her like a show pony. :patrick2
For the record, this squicks me out. I really, really, really hate ticks. I’ve pulled my fair share off of pets, but itch for days afterward & give myself frequent tick checks, even if I haven’t been anywhere near the outdoors. You just can’t be too careful, & those little bastards are sneaky. Blurg.
However, I AM HAPPY, that her symptoms popped up pretty quickly & the doctors all say they caught it early enough that once she’s finished a round of antibiotics, she should be good as new. No lingering symptoms or problems. In fact, the specialist told her that after she finished the meds, she’s not allowed to say, “I have Lyme Disease,” only that she had it, because it will be gone & soon forgotten. Yay!
And selfishly, I AM HAPPY that I no longer have to worry about catching something, because she was never actually contagious. :happysun Although, I am still extremely itchy. :patrick4
How about you? What has YOU feeling happy & relieved this week?
Now to announce the winner of Friday’s Free Book Friday giveaway—Line of Fire by Jo Davis…
:chickendance Mary M!!! :chickendance
Congratulations, Mary! :patrick3 Please contact me with your full name & mailing information, & I’ll get your book out to you as soon as I can!
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Mary Kirkland says:
Congrats Mary M! *For a second there I thought it was me but I’m happy for the other Mary* lol
Heidi, glad to hear it can be cleared up and MMD will be fine. I hate ticks.
I am Happy that we got new apartment managers that seem like they actually care about the place and put in new pet policies..so now we don’t have to hide our rats anymore. lol
On July 22, 2012 at 7:00 am
Kathleen O says:
So happy to hear that your mother will be okay.. I have psoriasis which itches like crazy… SO I know the feeling.. Thank god I have meds that clear that up… In fact I have to take my needle today…
Congrat to Mary on her win… Enjoy your prizse..
I am Happy just to be getting a chance to just kick back and enjoy the rest of the day..It is going to be a hot one here today. I have finished the laundry, done the dishes and can get into the next book I am going to read… Gonna make my fav :cool beverage and keep Cool…
On July 22, 2012 at 10:47 am
Colleen C. says:
Congrats to Mary! :cheer
Yuck… I am not a fan of ticks… so glad your MMD is getting better.
I am happy that I have gotten in a ton of reading these past few days. Happy to see all of the little baby quail running around outside… so cute! :patrick3
On July 22, 2012 at 12:41 pm
Laura J. says:
Congrats Mary M. and I’m so happy your mom is one the mend Heidi.
Happy this week for:
1. My B’girl is home from camp as the handstand champ (overall 2 years running). Seriously, do not challenge this girl to a handstand contest unless you are an olympic athlete (preferably-gymnast) cause you will lose.
2. 2 of 3 kids are spending the week with their grandparents (this would be B’girl and the Torinator). So glad they are able to do vacations with them. But they’ve been gone 28 hours and I miss them. Plus they went to the BEACH! I want to go to the BEACH!!!
3. Had 2 date days with my husband (another bonus to 2 out of 3 kids being gone). Yesterday went to the prettiest town in America (according to Rand McNally) and had lunch at the Old Talbort Inn which has a really neat history and you should look it up. AND it’s haunted. Of course, I forgot to turn on my ghost radar app while we were there. I guess I’ll just have to go back. On the way back we made it just in time to catch the last tour at the Jim Beam Distillery. Free samples. :howyoudoin Bought 2 cute little shot/mini brandy sniffers with Jim Beam on them. Don’t tell anyone, but mine won’t have Jim Beam in it. I prefer Woodford Reserve (I have elegant taste :cool and my dad works for them indirectly). You can thank my ancestor (direct gt gt gt gt gt (?) grandfather for bourbon being aged in whiskey barrels. He is the one who discovered that if you burn the inside of the barrels it gives the whiskey/bourbon it’s special flavor. If anyone has heard of Elijah Craig Bourbon, that’s who I’m talking about.
4. Today found another neat restaurant for brunch and then went for some ice cream. Great place that saved a historic old building that the previous owner tried to tear down (possibly burn down-but they never had proof that it was arson to charge him).
On July 22, 2012 at 1:32 pm
glad to hear your mom is feeling better, she is very lucky that the drs caught it early. i hate the thought of ticks, tho have never had one. yuck (for that matter i hate bugs of any kind, especially in the house :nowait
not much going on here, it rained a little bit so is cooler. that is a plus, the heat has been horrendous here and we don’t usually get hot summers.
On July 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm
Cindy Rushford says:
I am glad your Mom will be ok Heidi and I hate the nasty little bastages too !!!!!!!! Like you after taking them off of the dogs I always itch in fact after just reading your message and thinking about it makes me itch. YUCK > :happysad :happysad
Mary congrats on your win enjoy your book:) !!!
I am thankful for every day I wake up above ground.
I love the weather we have had this last week and I look forward to more of the same.
Hugs Heidi, :thumbsup
On July 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm