Monday, June 15, 2015
I Have Lyme's Disease
G pulled a tick off my hip about three weeks ago. On a Monday. By Wednesday I had the fever which lasted three days. And after the fever I was very tired and listless.
This is when I should have gone to the doctor.
I have had a small red spot with a black dot in the center. A larger red rash spot. Then smaller. Then larger. My knee started aching but hasn't swelled.
I have gone to the doctor today, (been given hell for not coming in sooner), purchased my antibiotics and will be on them for 3 weeks. I have yogurt with live cultures to eat while taking the pills. I have spray on sunscreen and have to be well covered and wear a hat if I go outside as the antibiotic will make me very sun sensitive. I work in a greenhouse and out in the sunny perennial yard.
If I wear long sleeves, long pants and a hat at work (which is what the doctor has ordered me to do)---I will certainly pass out from overheating since the greenhouse potting bench is regularly in the 90's and up to 110 on hot summer days. How I will deal with this is up in the air. I am trying to deal with the news of the Lyme disease.
Sigh. It's always something.