It was a great weekend spending time with friends – hanging by the pool and grilling. However, when I got home I had a nice, gentle reminder that not only do I need to wear sunscreen but I need to use bug spray! I found a tick crawling on the underside of my arm!!
For those who don’t know (or recall), I was diagnosed (tested positive) with Lyme Disease back in November 2012. I completed my antibiotic treatment and finally felt back to normal this spring.
In the spring and June (before vacation), I was vigilant with my bug spray. I think I was spoiled down at the beach for two weeks – no trees – no high grass.
Today was a gentle reminder that Lyme Disease is all about prevention! I need to wear bug repellant (I’m trying to find a good combo sunscreen / repellent) when I’m out and about at any pool – friend’s, family or a complex. I’m sure I didn’t get bit as the tick was crawling around and it pretty darn flat – so I caught him or her before I became dinner. He is still crawling around in a zip locked baggie. 🙂 By the looks of it – it isn’t a deer tick, but still freaked me completely out. Now I’m off to Amazon to find a bug repellent / sunscreen I can use!