Thursday, August 6, 2009

I am the Tick Bus stop

Above is a loverly picture of a tick bite - sort of looks like the one I have. I feel great but just knew this type of bite wasn't normal. So now - a month of antibiotics - yuk. But it could be worse & hopefully I got it early enough to avoid all the other symptoms of Lyme. But I'm luckier than a lot of people, I have health insurance, a job to help pay my out of pocket deductibles and I caught it early.

We have a cat that loves to go in and out and even if we dowse him in tick meds, he still has them, he is a tick magnet. My doc said cats and dogs are just tick buses and people are the bus stop for the ticks. I suppose it was a matter of time.

Lesson learned? If you get a bite, watch it and if it doesn't go away in a couple of days - go see your doc! Now, off to the pharmacy to get my drugs!


Trillian42 said...

Ooh - be careful. My hubby was just diagnosed with Lyme a couple of weeks ago. His tick bite was 20 years ago, and it went undiagnosed (thanks to a false negative test) until now. Hope they have you on the good antibiotics. (Hubby's on doxycycline.)

floribunda... aka Julie said...

yikes! I hope it doesn't feel as bad as it looks... maybe the cat needs a crewcut?

Shana said...

Ouch! We're dealing with fleas at the moment, and I thought I had it bad.

HB said...

Yes - big, furry tongue producing(i'm sure) antibitics - amoxicillin. The bite is actually looking better after one dose. I feel fine but am still glad to get started with treatment.
Thanks everyone!