Ehrlichiosis~Can you spell that without looking???


If a tick infected with ehrlichia or anaplasma bites you, the following flu-like signs and symptoms may appear within five to 14 days of the bite:

  • Mild fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Confusion
  • Rash — rare in adults, but more frequent in children

This is one of the infections I’ve tested positive for. The last few days have not been quite right and I suspect it’s Ehrlichia. Not a pleasant one to have visit me right now. I was doing so well….and now this. I’m having a lot of the Chronic Fatigue stuff with it and as I’ve learned the last three years, the best thing to do is rest. So if you don’t hear from me it’s because I’m resting. I just don’t feel like doing anything.

It’s funny this disease. As you heal from one infection then just like the layers of an onion you peel it to find another layer. Yuck! I guess that’s why I needed an early mental health day yesterday….I guess I could go see another movie? Na, it costs toooooo much….$8 bucks for a 11 AM show!!! That’s highway robbery.

I did manage to get all my potatoes dug and my cabbage cut this AM. I’ll have to post pics another time…I don’t feel good. 😦


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