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William Schlafer
#1 Posted : Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:51:31 PM
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Got a stern lecture from my doctor today to check for ticks after every fishing outing. It looks like a big year for Lyme disease in the Northeast corridor and the upper Mississippi River basin hotspots.




-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
wibirdhunter
#2 Posted : Wednesday, March 08, 2017 9:41:17 PM
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Pulled a tick off my dog a few weeks ago and a couple since. They're out.
TheDancingMan
#3 Posted : Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:03:27 PM
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Global Warming has so many great benefits!!
“What's his offense?
Groping for trout in a peculiar river.”

Shakespeare, Measure for Measure
wibirdhunter
#4 Posted : Wednesday, March 08, 2017 10:12:24 PM
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TheDancingMan wrote:
Global Warming has so many great benefits!!


😂 thanks for the laugh.
Guillermo
#5 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:49:54 AM
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I think it's a pretty safe bet that I'll end up with Lyme disease at some point. Heck, with the amount of back-country hiking I do and the amount of deer ticks I've pulled off me in recent years, I might even have it right now and not know it. They're so dang small I've surely missed more than I've found.
William Schlafer
#6 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 6:39:12 PM
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Guillermo wrote:
I think it's a pretty safe bet that I'll end up with Lyme disease at some point. Heck, with the amount of back-country hiking I do and the amount of deer ticks I've pulled off me in recent years, I might even have it right now and not know it. They're so dang small I've surely missed more than I've found.


You should get checked by your doctor. Lyme disease has bee mis-diagnosed for years, but the medical community is finally getting up to speed. Treated early, Lyme disease is quite manageable. Wait too long to seek treatment and it can ruin your life.


-Bill
“You'll never look back on your life and wish you had spent more time in the office." -- Brian Trautman, Captain SV Delos
snbrd4evr
#7 Posted : Thursday, March 09, 2017 7:48:27 PM
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William Schlafer wrote:
Treated early, Lyme disease is quite manageable. Wait too long to seek treatment and it can ruin your life.


I was diagnosed with lymes after finding a tick from a fishing trip up in the Chippewa Flowage. Everyone experiences symptoms differently (if at all) but mine started with the worst headache of my life and a fever above 103. I tolerated it for 3 days while living by myself up in Ashland before a few friends of mine drove me to the hospital. A shot in the rear and some crazy crazy antibiotics and I haven't had an issue since. I did catch it super early though and the doctors where I went were familiar with it. Now I try to take a shower right when I get home from fishing or hiking because it's the easiest way to find those little bastards Cursing
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