Monday, July 20, 2009

Lyme Disease

Just so all of you know, I just found out I have Lyme Disease. When the doctor called I was paniced because I really did not much about it or what I was in for. I decided to go to the doctor because I was experiencing some joint pain. Apparently joint pain is a sign of later stages of it, so I have no idea when I got it. Most people (when they are bit by a tick) will get a bulls-eye rash on their skin. I never did get this, unless it was in my hair. I suppose I could have gotten it last year, I also could have gotten it when I was in PA recently, or anytime in between. The doctor has me on an antibiotic for 6 weeks and this should hopefully cure me, if this does not work (which obviously we hope it does) they will have to do IV antibiotics. I am for the most part doing just fine. I still have the joint pain and migraines (and all along I thought they were just because I had 4 kids), it is nothing to bad just kinda annoying. Thanks to all of you who are concerned, I can feel the love and I appreciate it.
Just as a reminder if you are out in the woods, tall grasses, sagebrush, or whatever...make sure to check for ticks.

6 comments:

Dan said...

whoa, I thought that was just something in fairytales. hmm guess not. get well soon!

Amara said...

Oh my Gosh! I guess it's better than a chronic disease diagnosis right? I didn't know you've had migraines either. Let me know if you can use some help.

J.J. said...

That's scary, I'm glad they found out what is is, get better fast!

Jochim Family said...

Wow! that' is so scary. I hope you have a quick recovery. Get well soon!

Kearl said...

Crazy. Lyme disease seems like one of those almost fake diseases that you always hear about, but that never does anyone actually get. Good luck.

Princess Gerty said...

I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I hope the first dose of meds to the trick!