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    SonyaSonya
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    I’ve had quite an eventful 24 hours leading up to NYE…

    Wednesday night I went to bed early so I could get up early to head out to Woodford Folk Festival to spend the day there and deliver a presentation (as part of a forum of four) in the GreenHouse Tent about Transition Towns.

    But I woke up around 11pm with an itch on my head, and in my sleepy state, scratched it.

    Turned out to be a paralysis tick.

    I got up and asked my husband to get it out for me, but by then I started having a systemic reaction to the bite.

    Full body rash, terrible itching, swelling of my hands and lips.

    DH is a paramedic, so it was straight off to hospital for me – by the time I got to A&E, I was nauseus and getting quite concerned about the whole situation.

    But with some quick action by the good people in A&E and I was ok…

    I had to stay in overnight for observation, but was released by 6.30am and off to Woodford, as I had the powerpoint presentation on a memory stick… so by the end of yesterday, I had a hospital tag on my wrist and a Woodford tag – which told the whole story really.

    After a night in hospital, and a day at Woodford, we didn’t do much last night, just fell into bed early!

    Beware the response to tick bites!

    Anyway, just thought I’d share a tale of 24 hours

    Cheers,

    Sonya

    #448968
    AnjaAnja
    Member

    Thank God you are OK Sonya, and happy new year!!! :hug:

    #448969
    Hummer HumbugHummer
    Keymaster

    What a fright you must have had Sonya, glad you are ok now :tup:

    #448970
    fluffy chookfluffy chook
    Member

    :awch: Glad to hear you’re alright Sonya:tup: Isn’t it amazing how such a tiny little creature can cause such a massive reaction!

    #448971
    BobbeeBobbee
    Member

    Glad to hear you are ok now Sonya. :hug:

    :hug::hug::hug:

    #448972
    MetuMetu
    Member

    Some people have all the fun. 😆

    No seriously, glad you’re okay and lived to tell about it. Some reactions can be lethal.

    Happy New Year anyway, LOL. I hope 2010 will prove to be tick free!

    #448973
    Lady BeeLady Bee
    Keymaster

    Cripes. I bet you were ticked off

    😀

    #448974

    :hug: Glad your ok and hope this year is so much better for you 🙂

    #448975
    KirstyKirsty
    Member

    Gosh glad to hear you are OK now. I am glad we don’t have them down here (yet)

    #448976
    WombatWombat
    Member

    I’ll add my wishes to those gone before, glad to hear you’re OK Sonya!

    R’s

    Nev:hug:

    #448977
    GiannaGianna
    Member

    I hope you squisherated it good and proper Sonya. Poor you. :hug: Gosh, you’re a trooper though, nothing was going to stop you from delivering that presentation, was it? Well done and I hope you’re feeling much better now. :hug:

    #448978
    baringaparkbaringapark
    Member

    :jawdrop: :hug: :kiss1:

    #448979
    darlsdarls
    Member

    Oh boy! Glad its out of way for the year now!

    I’ve had a tick on my ear years ago.

    Take care and stay tick-free.

    :hug:

    #448980
    luvinluvin
    Member

    :hug::hug::hug:

    #448981
    jeanette kirkJeanie
    Participant

    Glad your ok sonya:hug:

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