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good news: I'm up to date on my tetnis shot - a world of possibility
good news: I'm up to date on my tetnis shot
so i'm kinda too lazy to re-type this so i'm gonna copy and paste what I IM'ed my friend with (minus the rest of the conversation)

me: lol can i tell you about my evening?

me: at least i am updated no my tetnis shots, lol

friend: you may

friend: wow, sounds fun

me: lol so i was going to see a movie with my neighbor

me: i was quite excited about getting out of the apartment

me: (and getting dressed rather than abck in pj's after a shower)

me: and I look down - ready to get in the shower - and lo and behold something on my leg - which i first thought was a scab

me: turns out to be a tick

friend: ack

me: lol
me: which means it's probably been there since sunday

friend: as if last night's House was not enough, they are nasty

random insert - I watch house semi regularly and thoroughly enjoy the show

me: eep which reminds me i should probably head out to get th e prescription (but i'll finish the story first)

me: LOL

me: yeah that made me laugh that it was on House last night

me: I had a "connection" (aww how sweet)

me: ;p;

me: lol*

me: just teasin

me: anyhow so i call my neighbor who's nurse

me: but she doesn't know how to get it out (cause i kinda freaked and pulled 1/2 of it out, but couldn't get the rest)

friend: ack again

me: so after much freakoutage and calling the 2 doctors in my family (neither of whome were home) and attempting to find out if I needed to come in ASAP or could make adoctor's appointment for tomorrow

me: I just went in (my dad said it would be a good idea since it was a tick of the small and possibly therefore deer tick variety)

me: btw - people at the doctors/hospital office reception are silly - I call to find out if it is an "emergency" and they say they can't have a doctor call me unless it is in fact an emergency

me: erg, lol

me: but i'm now updated on my tetnis shot while i was there

me: and the doctor who saw me was nice

friend: fun

me: and we both learned about what to/not to do to get a tick out

friend: yeah, yanking it out probably on the no list ;-)

me: and luckily i was already taping ghost hunters

me: kinda - supposed to take tweezers and attempt to pull it out from the part that is closest to the skin

there was more - but mainly unrelated to the tick other than that I will just throw on sweats tomorroah to get my prescription as I don't feel like going to any of the 24 hour pharmacies since they are none too close

so yeah - on meds, all is ok, and i'm updated on my tetnis shot

back to the grind again tomorrah - oh yeah, and i still got out of the apartment - just not with the intended purpose, lol.

enjoy your evening/day :)~
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lizzie_borden From: lizzie_borden Date: April 6th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC) (Link)
1) I can't heave tetnus shots because I'm deathly allergic to them and the last one almost killed me, it runs on my family.

2) being an escaped Southerner, the easiest way to get a tick out of your skin is with a match. Light it, and as soon as you put it out, touch the tick's body with it. When the tick feels the burney pain of a hot match, it'll pull it's little hooks out of whatever it's attached to to get away from it. Some people do it with lit cigarettes, and if you've got a stubborn tick you might have to go as far as that, but usually a hot match does the trick.
moowazz From: moowazz Date: April 6th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
good to hear this info 1st hand as they said not to use fire stuuf :) thank ye!
lizzie_borden From: lizzie_borden Date: April 6th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've also just been told that you can take a rag with gasoline or kerosene on it and hold it over, or drop a drop or two stright onto the tick... but make sure you do it after you've given up on the heat thing LOL or you'll have a lot more to worry about than a tick. I don't really think that way is all that good, expecially is you've got delicate skin, and I'm not real fond of dousing people with flammables.
jen_rocks From: jen_rocks Date: April 6th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
i second the match trick. ^^^^
moowazz From: moowazz Date: April 6th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
yay - good to know (hopefully i won't need to try this, lol)
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