Tomorrow is my birthday.
My husband bought me a flower garden to plant. He was going to plant it tomorrow but planted it today instead since tomorrow it is 80% chance or rain. He wanted me to wake up and be able to look out and see the flowers anyway!
Plus he knew it’s been a hard few days.
I was bitten by a tick. I already have Lyme disease. A battle I’ve been fighting for 4 years now. This’s tick came with his own set of disease. Rocky mountain spotted fever. I’ve been really hurting the last few days. I tried to suck it up to enjoy our anniversary and our outings but the pain has gotten worse. After I found the tick and pulled him out my joints started to hurt, I got a rash, and just all over felt awful. This is the norm with a muscle disease and Lyme disease I am used to pain but this is worse. The ache in my hip where the tick was is unbearable. So,, after 4 years of treatment I am back on MORE treatment.
Thankfully my husband knew it’s just been a struggle of a few days and planted my garden. While he was planting I had a wonderful gift of a fox who I discovered moved in next door to the rock pile with her babies! I only got a quick glimpse but I hope to get some better pictures in the next few days. I can’t wait! Something to look forward to. I think we always need something to look forward to. Photos of a fox and her babies would definitely be a positive for me!!! Side note, she is not where I got the tick. She just moved in. It was from being in the woods. If I had a normal immune system it would hopefully not be this bad but mine is in the tank so… onward and upward. Here is this cute little fox. Ok another side note. We have gray foxes and we have red foxes. This fox has decided I think she wants to be a mix of both!!! I’ve had foxes in those rocks every year since we moved here and photographed them and never had one that’s front end was red and back end gray!!! I caught a glimpse of her babies too!
AND this is what rocky mountain spotted fever looks like. What it feels like is the flu and a thousand bugs biting me and my joints and muscles aching and my eyes swollen and hurting, swollen splotchy hands and body, red streaks and splotches all over my face and neck, but there are ofcourse photos. Education is always good!!!!