Friday, September 12, 2008

I Wonder What The Food Would Be Like On A Hospital Tour?

Pin It I think I have a tick.

I think this because I had a sharp twinge of pain on the surface of my leg after my husband and I took the kids to the mountains last week. It felt like a bug bite or a pinch. We searched all over, but no tick, no bug bite, nothing.

Yesterday morning another sharp twinge in the exact same place woke me out of a dead sleep. Still, no swelling, no mark, nothing. I don't know what's going on, but it's freaking me out. Unfortunately, googling "sharp twinge of pain" doesn't come up with anything very specific. It could be anything from a bugbite to a nerve disorder.

Myself, I think it's some kind of tick. After all, it first happened RIGHT AFTER we went for a walk in the woods. We just can't see it because it's an INVISIBLE tick, probably. Maybe a whole new species. I think if I have a tick, this would be the best kind to have, because then all of the science shows will want to interview me, and they'll write about me in journals, and there would be a museum/hospital tour and I would be FAMOUS. Or maybe I'll just get invisible lime disease and die a lonely and cruel death. One of those.

My husband thinks I'm being dramatic, but I really am kind of worried. I don't like mystery pain. Too much scope for the imagination (quoth Anne).

I'm actually posting today to remind you that tonight at midnight mountain time is the deadline for the $50 contest. It is NOT, however, the deadline for the contest itself. There are a lot of people who want to contribute something new, but need additional time to write their pieces, so I decided to extend the deadline for the overall contest to September 30th.

As of this morning, I've gotten over 100 submissions. Every time I login to that gmail account, I feel like crying. Thank you all SO much for embracing this project and helping us to do something that might help. You guys are the BEST.

27 comments:

  1. Welcome to aging, when our bodies start doing all sorts of weird things.

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  2. Hey, but I get bonus points and extra consideration for submitting early, right? :-)

    Invisible ticks? *snort*

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  3. maybe it's not a tick at all. maybe it was the insertion point for an alien species and you're going to turn boring and normal instead.

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  4. This is what happens when you watch too much House.

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  5. Hey, maybe you could go get another ultra sound! You know, just to rule out "invisible tick".
    I think they've got an express lane just for you at the hospital by your house.

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  6. I don't know where you live but there has been recent news about how the cicadas where infested with mites... google cicada mites and also here is a link to a story... http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/itchmiteupdate9_6_07.htm
    Hope this helps!

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  7. I totally don't want to freak you out, because you have made me laugh for months now and I really love this blog, But don't you hate But! I have MRSA ( I am getting better) and it started with a twinge in my leg... But there is that but again it also has a pimple so if you get a sore or pimple with the twinge girl head strait to the Doctor!

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  8. I know how you feel. I have this bump on my knee that has been there for like 4 months. It started looking like a mosquito bite that didn't hurt, then I kept getting bigger and bigger, and then all of a sudden, one day is starting hurting like crazy, so I took a razor blade and try to cut it open to get the venom out (because I was sure it was a spider bite--my little boy said I was going to turn into spidermom)
    Then, it just went down and stopped hurting all by itself.
    Very weird.

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  9. I'm not the best but I'm -trying- to be. The funny just isn't coming right now.

    Unexplained twinge of pain would freak me out a bit too. And what to you do if you don't know what it is and what might make it worse? Yeurgh.

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  10. I thought I had an invisible tick once but it turned out I had just been shot.

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  11. it stinks having pain of any kind, but it's worse when you don't know what it is or how to treat it! good luck!

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  12. Maddison10:59 AM

    My husband has an autoimmune disease that has utterly attacked his nervous system so I have a little bit of knowledge in this area. He describes the pain as "lightening," it comes quickly and sharply, without warning or reason. Sounds like this may be the case with a nerve that is pinched - did you stretch before or after? And if it is a nerve, it will go away with time. Not claiming to know, but that's what it sounds like to me. :)

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  13. Naah, no tick - definitely a DVT...

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  14. Well you really have to worry when you start yelling obscenities in public. Then you'll know for sure it's a tick! ;-)

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  15. OH that one is easy...you got bit by a weird species of a spider and are in the changing process of becoming half spider half human...where you leap from buidling to building by web and save peoples lives and stuff...

    Oh wait...

    That's already been done...so not to original. Hmmmm...

    Oh wait...

    You could be the very first SPIDER WOMAN! That's it!

    You were bit by a weird species of spider! Good luck! :)

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  16. Heh, I liked Robyn's diagnosis.

    I've had that sharp tiny pain before, where it feels like something just stung you and there's nothing there and then a while later you feel the exact same thing in the same place again. I just assumed I had been stung by some evil bug and was having phantom pains after the fact. If not, and you turn out to be dying, could you let me know? 'Cause I'd surely like to get myself checked out. You know, just to be safe and all.

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  17. I like the alien probe thing.

    That would make you SUPER famous, you know. More famous than the invisible tick with the invisible lime disease.

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  18. Do you feel like crying because there are crazy people submitting way too many things? LIKE FIVE, leaving you far too much to read and no time? hmmmm?
    Sorry bout it.
    You could just scrap that email. I wouldn't blame you.
    Um, yes you do have an invisible tick. I'm sure of it. I've had one. It felt just like that. Sucked ALL of my blood out before I figured out what was invisibly happening.

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  19. No, don't apologize, I'm glad. And for the record, 100 submissions actually means that I've received entries from over 100 people. A number of people sent multiple entries - which I LOVE. Thank you.

    Uncle Alan, are you calling me old? I NEVER.

    You guys are giving me too many new diseases to google. My husband thanks you, I'm sure.

    Alien probe or spider woman. I LIKE IT.

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  20. It would be really sad if you died of lime disease. I mean, they're just harmless citrus fruits that go really well with cherries. I'd hate to lose them as a fruit just 'cuz you died.

    But I really do hope it's nothing serious. Sounds like it merits some looking into.

    And I could use fifty bucks, but haven't even attempted to come up with a witty enough post to send you. I thought I was done blogging for the day and could actually get dressed and take the kids outside. Guess not.

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  21. You've never heard of ILD? Invisible Lyme Disease?

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  22. Maybe it's a wolf spider bite.

    Happened to Beck. (SO NOT JOKING!)

    And hers got infected.

    That would send your husband back a peg or two, wouldn't it. A non-invisible ailment worthy of a Navy SEAL.

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  23. Anonymous2:46 PM

    I think thier is an emergency room visit in my future!

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  24. It's voodoo.

    Do you have anyone who is maybe a little unstable and who also may be holding a grudge?

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  25. I'd go with the voodoo. Or, ennervation issue with your muscles, which is actually the definition of "tic" that you are describing--not the little thing that sucks your blood. See? I just gave you ANOTHER thing to google. You owe me one, babe.

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  26. Thank you for extending the deadline! I had forgotten when it was, but knew it was coming up and I had to get on it. I really want to help them, too. If I don't make the cut I will, of course, buy at least 1 or 2. (After reliving all those memories of not making the cheerleading squad year after year...ah, rejection)

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  27. Sorry to bring a more realistic possibility into the picture. There are weeds all around here that have stickers so thin that you can hardly see them if you get poked with one (kind of like a little piece of hair),and they stick in sort of permanently until you find it. The place where they are imbedded hurts like mad when you brush against it at random times. Eventually the sticker works it way out and all is well.
    Maybe you could glamourizde this
    by calling it "the imbedded invisible sticker of death" or something.

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