I’ve been quiet, both here on the blog and in real life. After a week of weird symptoms, urgent care, ER visits, and a myriad of tests… we finally have some answers. I’m not sure how dramatic to be about it, because there is a lot of conflicting information out there, but I have Lyme’s Disease.
And it totally sucks.
I’m have no idea what to expect in the coming weeks, so I don’t know how this will affect my creativity or posting schedule here on the blog. At this point, I’m just trying to figure out how to take care of my family and myself while Nick is at work.
Speaking of Nick, he’s been such a champ through this. Being super-dad while also managing meals, laundry, dishes, AND bringing me various things that I need. He’s a treasure for sure. My sister has also stepped up and helped out too, and I’m so grateful.
Since Lyme Disease was something I was unfamiliar with before it actually happened to me, I feel compelled to tell you that the ticks that carry Lyme’s Disease are a fraction of the size of your average wood tick. We see ‘wood ticks’ all the time on our acreage, and I find them disgusting. But at least they’re visible. I thought all ticks looked like that. I had no idea that there was a much smaller… much more terrifying tick.
I don’t mean to strike fear in you, but I at least wish I had known to be looking for ticks that might be the size of a poppy seed. So I’m sharing the knowledge with the above handy graphic using my girls’ playdough (penny for scale). #themoreyouknow
So in the words of Ana from Frozen ‘You don’t have to live in feeeear’ …but also in the words of Brad Paisley ‘I’d like to check you for ticks’
Since I share everything about everything here on the blog, I thought ya’ll might as well know what’s happening in my life. I’ve got a few projects that are finished and waiting in the queue, so I’ll be back soon! Till then… picture me laying on the couch.