I'm a little slow today. I just switched to Sanka. So...have a heart?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wherein I decide I have Lyme Disease.

This weekend, I went to Tampa, up and back Friday to Sunday.

Yesterday, I felt like crap towards the end of the drive home. I landed at around 4, and was achy and my skin hurt, and I couldn't thermo-regulate. Today, I feel even worse. I woke up last night in a cold sweat that was so profuse, I actually sweat my shape onto my fitted sheet. That's right. Arms n' legs. And I basically had to wring out my pillows.

So that was pretty awesome.

Today I'm disoriented and my head aches, and my neck hurts, and my back hurts and my skin hurts, and the backs of my knees are sweating, and I'm pretty sure I have swollen glands.

Not to be content with having a simple cold or flu (I got VACCINATED for that this year...) I've decided I have Lyme Disease.

I mean, it makes perfect sense. My father is one of the world's foremost experts on the disease, and when I was in Maryland two weeks ago, I (stupidly) went hiking in Patapsco Valley State Park without wearing tick repellent and wearing flip-flops. And shorts. Maryland is like the Lyme Disease Capital of the World. But Lyme, CT can keep the name. "Maryland Disease" just sounds stupid.

I never noticed a deer tick bite, but I'm pretty hairy, so I could have mistaken it for a freckle, and if I had the bulls-eye rash, it could have gotten missed among all the fur...

So, that's where we are. If I'm not better in a couple of days, I'm going to go to the Doctor and announce that I have Lyme Disease and demand a course of strong antibiotics so I don't get joint damage, heart damage, or brain damage.

Until then, I left work early today because I felt so godawful. Meh.


Blogger Rootietoot said...

well, ok then. That would suck. Yes to the doctor. If your father is a foremost authority, then why did you go hiking in the woods without tick spray? And that's all the fussing I'm going to do. From here on out it will be sympathetic noises.

6:48 AM

Blogger SuperBee said...

I went hiking without the spray because 1) I hate it. HATE. I'd rather get chewed up by bugs than spray myself with repellent; and 2) I didn't know I was going to go hiking. I was sort of blowing with the breeze, and that's the direction I blew. I have to give it another day or so before I go to the doctor... I don't want to ACTUALLY be a hypochondriac. But I still feel icky today... and all I want is a decent night's sleep, without profuse sweating.

4:12 PM

Blogger Rootietoot said...

You sound like Terry.
"I think I'm dying."
well then go to the doctor.
"It's not that bad."

Maybe it's just the flu brought on by too much air conditioning and living in Miami, and you need some chicken soup.

10:25 AM

Blogger SuperBee said...

Going to the doctor is generally an awful experience. And there are sick people there.

6:02 PM

Blogger Rootietoot said...

You should get yourself one of those SCBA suits, with the little air tank and all the zippers, upgrade it with air conditioning and an ipod dock. Maybe you could find an unscrupulous veterinarian, at least the sick patients there usually won't cross-infect.

Are you feeling better?

10:43 AM

Blogger SuperBee said...

I'm hoping my fever has finally broken. I have some booze in my system once more, which should help. I went to an urgent care center today, where I was prescribed Amoxicillin and lidocaine for my throat. And told that I have high blood pressure. Fan. Tastic.

And it's not a bacterial infection. But I'll take the drugs anyway.

8:00 PM

Blogger Rootietoot said...

I think being sick will make your blood pressure go up. Pain etc will do that. Gin is a remarkable remedy for illness,especially if a sore throat is involved. I don't know if it makes a person better, or just makes the person not care that he's sick, but ice cold martinis are my remedy of choice. I hope you're feeling better today!

5:52 AM


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