Wednesday, July 11, 2007

CHIGGERS!

EWWWWWWWWWWWW! THAT IS WHAT BIT ME! I couldn't deal with the itching. . . . I was miserable. Then I got paranoid that my home was infested by some phantom bug biting me while I sleep (but we have memory foam. . . bed bugs can't live there!). So, I walked into my local urgent care center, feeling like such a whiner. Really, if the paranoia about home invasion wasn't there, I could have sucked up the irritation (probably) but I couldn't live with the unknown possibility of needing an exterminator. Thankfully, the urgent care center is nothing like an emergency room where you need to wait for 6 hours. .. though I had the knitting with me just in case. I saw a doctor in about 20 minutes. . . she had not even closed the door to the room when she said 'Good Lord, the Chiggers really got you, huh?'. Being a northerner, I have never heard of chiggers. Apparently they are too small to be seen by a naked eye and they anaesthetise you while they bite you so you don't feel it. The doctor proceeded to make me feel better by saying I had the worst case she had seen in at least 3 years. "It's nice to be the best at something, right?" she told me. . . . ha ha, enough with your doctor comedy. . . can you make it itch less and are these things in my house? Bottom line, they can't live indoors so I guess I picked them up fishing without bug spray (so much for avoiding DEET). The good news is my house isn't infested. The bad news is there is nothing you can do for them except keep yourself slathered in anti-itch cream until they dissipate in 6-7 days.

Tip: Buy shares of the company that makes Deep Woods OFF. . . . I shall be purchasing copious amounts to avoid this issue in the future!

1 comment:

Brittany said...

Aw, chiggers! That's too bad! At least you found out what it was. I'm so glad you're blogging! I can keep up with your life now! All of your knitting projects look great--I'm so impressed. Tell Jake and Zosia and Jimmy Ray hi from me! Hope all is well.