Wait a tick!

Had to go to the doctors this morning to have a tick removed from my scalp. ‘Orrible little things.

We seem to have had a bad tick season recently, this is the second one I’ve had removed in a matter of weeks.  The earlier one took two nurses to get the critter out. They said “you’d never have got that out yourself”.

If you are not on intimate terms with ticks here is a link to explain more.

I have never thought of vegetable gardening as an Extreme Sport but it’s obviously not for whimps! Lol

On a lighter note, after the doc removed the offending parasite from my cranium I showed some interest in it as I’d never actually seen one.  So the doc popped it into a little ‘urine sample’ jar and handed it to me. I didn’t ask him to do that – but as I have it anyway I will put it with the DVD they give you (why?) after your colonoscopy.  Straight to the pool room!

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Maria
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 11:57:30

    Touch wood, Jean, I’ve never had a tick on me, but I’ve had friends who got quite Ill from having a tick in their hair and they didn’t find it for a few days. Lucky you are so vigilant as it seems the ticks must quite like you as a host! Glad you are ok…but maybe a little sore?

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 01, 2013 @ 14:36:25

      I’m fine thank you Maria. Fortunately when I found the lump I resisted scratching it and phoned the doctor’s as soon as they opened and they fitted me in. The lump the tick left is sore if I touch it – so I don’t (often).

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  2. livingsimplyfree
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 12:58:10

    Jean, what a horrible side-effect of gardening 🙂 I’m glad you found it in time and hope you are feeling fine.

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Aug 01, 2013 @ 14:40:28

      I found it pretty quick thank you Lois and got myself over to the doctors. He soon had it out so no real ill effect as long as I don’t scratch the lump the tick left. I know some people who have become really sick with tick bites so it’s not a thing to ignore. (How anybody could ignore it anyway beats me!) I’m feeling fine now thanks.

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  3. Kimberly
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 14:16:56

    Hi Jean,
    Along time since I have commented.
    What kind of ticks do you have? We have had dog ticks for a couple years now. After 20 some years living withought ticks they really freaked me out. Luckely they aren’t deer ticks, so we don’t have to worry about Lyme. Anyways, we found that tea tree oil on a cotton ball swabbed all over the tick and then held on it, works really good for getting them to back out. Its also good for applying to the bite. Then my Mom discovered that a little wasp spray on a q-tip applied to the back of the tick, kills it instantly.
    Uhh, Every time I think about them it makes me shiver.

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  4. MrsYub
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 18:38:17

    Oh gosh. I hate ticks. Have never had one on me but I’ve had to deal with them on cats and dogs and horses. Yeck. I’m glad your okay!
    Ha! You putting it on display is exactly what I would have done, too!

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  5. JonesGardenBlog
    Aug 01, 2013 @ 22:37:36

    I’m sorry, that’s horrible. I think I’m kind of sheltered in Arizona. Ticks are a non-issue down here. The only time my kids have even had one was when we went to Kentucky to visit. Beautiful country but when the kids came inside my grandma would yell, “Tick check!” Ugh…

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  6. narf77
    Aug 02, 2013 @ 04:39:32

    Something to save and show the grandkids Jean…you might want to put off showing them the colonoscopy till you can use “age” as a real reason though 😉

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  7. cathyandchucky
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 09:32:39

    It’s funny what we keep isn’t it? I’ve got every tooth my youngest child lost or had pulled as well as my “wisdom” teeth from about 30 years ago. I smuggled an acorn from the Canberra war memorial back to WA and it’s rattling about in my bathroom. Thankfully, i’ve never had a tick or a leech on my personage ever. 😀

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