The other night as I was getting dressed for bed, I noticed that the lower side of my back was sore. I thought, at first, that it was a new ache----from yoga. I get some new aches every once in a while, but chalk it up to it being a "good" pain---and figured that it would be gone by the next day.
So, I laid down in bed, and started reading my book. Suddenly there was a sharp pain in my back----like something sticking me. Wha the? I couldn't figure out if I had something sticking in me----maybe a splinter or something?
So, I got back out of bed and went into the bathroom. I took off my P.J. top and checked out my back in the mirror. It was at a strange angle, but I noticed a lot of redness, and there in the middle was a small dark brown dot. A-HA!
It was a tick. Burrowing into me.
Of course, I freaked out and ran into the bedroom---waking up my hubby....and demanding that he get it out!
He had just gotten a tick remover a few days before this incident, thank goodness----but of course, we couldn't find it! We have been packing and the place was upside down, so it had been misplaced. On to the next idea. We found my eyebrow tweezers.
He grabbed that little sucker---yes, play on words----and popped it out. Then right into the toilet----and flush!
A few days later, I checked in the mirror and there was still a red dot there----and I could still feel that soreness. Thank goodness that they hurt so much when they are trying to burrow in---or I would have never even noticed!
A few days later, Aydan found one crawling up his shirt---he had only walked from the bus stop----thank goodness that it hadn't found skin....
So, now I have to remember to check everyone after they have been out doors. UGH. Such a pain.
Its not too bad for my little doggies.....I just put flea and tick meds. on them---and check them every once in a while.
Now, why isn't there a flea and tick medicine for humans. I would sure invest in some.
And yes....I thought that I would super gross you out by this little display of
an engorged tick....enjoy.