Dear ATS Readers, Writers,
Thanks madmac5150, appreciate the thoughts, and the important reminder of Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
Good grief, I looked it up on google just now, and yep, we got RMSF in Oz too! How anti-American of us down here in Oz... stole your bloody tick
disease there too eh? At least they could have named it with an Ozzie term like "Kangaroo Spotted Fever"; or "Koala Kickbut Fever". Sorry, dark humour
is helping me be a bit distracted from sitting here dwelling on my dead fur buddy. And trying to figure out exactly where he will reside etc, all that
damn sad stuff.
Oh man, I do feel for you with your episode with Lyme disease...
Were you one of those poor people that were constantly being told Lyme disease does not exist, it "is in your head"? Nowadays, they at least
acknowledge it is real.. Did you get the awful rash with it? Some don't.. I guess if you had the rash, the doctors couldn't say it's in your head then
Well, we have another thing in Oz too, called Ross River Fever.
You get it from a mozzy, or mosquito bite that has it in it's blood. A good friend of mine had RRF some years ago, and it's like Lyme disease; it can
muck with you for years really.
His immune system has been severely damaged by his bout of RRF... he now catches ANYTHING that is going around. If a gnat sneezes across the football
field, he will catch it, it seems. Poor guy has always got a runny nose it seems.
If you got Ross River Fever in the USA too now, then we are entirely getting too friendly and sharing things a bit too much. Ha!
Thanks for the words and the momentary distraction from dwelling on my fur buddy.
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