Out of the Blue

I want to thank Brian, a user who registered an account here yesterday to suggest I get myself tested for Lyme disease, as the symptoms I describe fit that pretty well. Recalling Hudson the wonder dog's bouts with Lyme remind me that her limping was the first symptom we noticed, so my achy joints fit that aspect of it too well. I'll call the doctor today, and hopefully they can get me in pretty quickly for a blood test and/or examination. This will be unusual for me, as I am not someone who is prone to visiting the doctor when I'm not feeling well. I think the last time I was at the doctor outside of a checkup was when I had knee surgery, and the last time I went to the doctor because I was feeling ill was when I had the chicken pox as a little boy.

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I grew up in Lyme (yes, the namesake of this illness). My brother was one of the first to contract Lyme disease in the early 80s, and was paralyzed by Lyme-induced meningitis. Since we both played outside a lot and owned several dogs, we had extensive anti-tick protocols: pants tucked into socks, anti-tick spray for clothes, tick examinations for both kids and dogs after coming in, and so forth. IIRC, once you get it you have it forever.

As for my brother, he got better, and as far as I know hasn't had a flareup in decades.
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