Welcome! this place is really getting loaded with Texans. We are going to take over the forums. =)
Hell yes we are!!!!! That's kind of the point!!! LOL. Anyway, love the intro. And if I haven't told you welcome enough....here's another one. Welcome fellow Texan!!! I hope your name suits you because The Brotherhood deals in chaos, so we may call upon you assisstance from time to time.
Before the Lyme, I used to enjoy being outdoors and being active (camping, hiking, biking, scuba diving, etc).
So hello everyone, and watch out for those darned ticks!!
Sorry to hear about that. I do a lot outdoors, and I try hard to avoid the same fate. I've so far managed to catch the ticks before they burrowed, but did have to pull one from deep in my daughter's scalp last year. :steam:
Good gravy, I leave for a few hours and come back to a mess full o' welcomes!
Many thanks to you all.
Let's see if I can answer some of the questions that were asked (if I miss one, remind me!)
whatever: Nope, those aren't my dogs but I wish they were. They actually represent my three sons, who are exactly like Husky pups in every way! We are hoping to get a Husky or two, but we will be rescuing them from a pound.
I will fill out that survey when I get some time...
Griffi97: Nope, didn't get the Lyme from a Texas tick, but I know many, many people who did get it here. Believe it or not, there are Lyme support groups all over the state! I'm SO glad they were able to catch your father-in-law's and get it treated. Frankly, I'm surprised a Texas doc caught it, because they don't usually know what to look for!
ByMySword, you crack me up. The "Chaos" is a reference to my life... trying to raise four children... there is never a dull moment in our house! I actually love order and would happily alphabetize my CD collection if I had the energy (my spice rack is alphabetized, at least!) But I'm learning how to live with chaos. Not LIKING it, but learning... Anyway, the Brotherhood can call anytime...
JAVO, good for you for being aware and careful! Scary about your daughter -- glad you caught that one. Especially since nobody would notice a rash on her scalp.
Sandy, there would be hope if the docs had caught it early on. But I went for several YEARS before somebody finally thought to test for it. My specialist says that, at this point, it has burrowed into my heart and other organs, including my brain, and will be very difficult to eradicate. Years of long-term antibiotics, which have nasty chemotherapy-type side effects... the pain is a big problem too, and the nerve damage is something I will always have to live with, even if I do eventually eradicate the Lyme. Thank you for asking. I like to tell people all about it, not only because it helps them understand me and why I act the way I do at times, but also to help educate so that others can avoid the same fate.
Well, got to run... promised the wee ones that we'd watch an old episode of "MacGyver" tonight. Does that give away my age or what, LOL.
pretty puppies you've got there. sorry about the illness. Don't worry, you'll find lots of friendliness here.
You gave me hyacinths first a year ago;
They called me the hyacinth girl.
Yet when we came back, late, from the Hyacinth garden,
Your arms full, and your hair wet, I could not
Speak, and my eyes failed, I was neither
Living nor dead, and I knew nothing,
Looking into the heart of light, the silence.