23 May 2007

It's Official

Yup, I've got Lyme Disease. On the plus side I now have a Really Good Excuse for how whiny I've been lately. The down side is, well, I have Lyme Disease. This sucks. I am trying not think about all the horror stories I've heard about Lyme and focus instead on the fact that my wonderful doctor told me I'd feel better in a few days and that three weeks of kick-ass antibiotics should knock it right out.

The weird part is I didn't even know I had a tick. The bite was on the back of my leg, not the most visible spot, but still, they're supposed to be attached for about 36 hours before they can transmit Lyme, but I don't even remember having one! Guess I should have gotten the bite checked out two weeks ago when it first showed up. I've been less vigilant since we moved to a more rural area, and since it's only May, I hadn't really gotten into full tick-checking mode yet, but the girls are getting a full body check every night now (their favorite part of the day).

In other news: We went and saw Shrek the Third last night (yeah, that was me over-doing it yesterday) and it was pretty good. Steve didn't like it as much as the other two, but can I just tell you how satisfying it was to see Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty get all bad ass? It. Was. Awesome. I've mentioned that I have this thing with The Princesses, right? So, yeah, that was fun. Altogether I thought it was pretty good, the usual fart jokes et al.


Jen said...

Lyme disease = not awesome
kick ass antibiotics = awesome

I hope your're feeling better soon.

Oh, and don't hate me but I love Disney princesses. In fact, the underwear I'm wearing right now has Ariel on it. I love All things Disney really.

Crystal said...

I hope the antibiotics knock it right out! Lyme disease can be nasty stuff.

moosh in indy. said...

tsk tsk tick. Sorry the little bugger passed on it's diseased love through your thigh, hooray for the miracle of medicine right? Right, best of luck and milk it for all you're worth.

Heather said...

nell,so sorry to hear that you are under the weather.know that your writings have certainly not suffered any worse for the wear.

Jennifer said...

Well, that just sucks. Sorry to hear about this. Glad to hear about the antibiotics!