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Ever had an incomplete card game play in your head non-stop for 3 days?

Posted Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 9:20 PM

I was barely able to sleep this weekend with this incessant game similar to solitaire flipping cards during my conversations or while trying to sleep.

Yes I was running a fever and it was a wild ride and I never really liked roller coasters. Don't know why the game stopped but about 4:00 a.m. Sunday morning, it was gone. When I finally did get up Sunday, I went to my computers and removed any and all card games. GONE!

Then I lost my phone after mowing our property in BB. Thought the local dog had found it and buried it somewhere, so after reporting it lost, I got another one Tuesday only to have the lost one found on the side of the road by a neighbor who runs our road a lot.

Since I had already gone through some of the pains of setting up the new one, I continued on, but the transfer was not as seamless as I thought.

My cell phone service did not have the answers, nor the manufacturer until about 4 calls to them and escalation to an advanced level. Even then, it was somewhat a hunch by the tech but it worked so sanity is staring to return.

Thanks to Aubrey at the ENT group for restoring my physical health. He has somehow always been able to be available for me and if any of you know my past experience with my previous doctor (who remains unnamed) that is a refreshing change.

Alas, he cannot be my GP, (because he is in an ENT office) but he gave me a local referral that I look forward to developing. If Aubrey says this is doctor a good choice, I'm game.

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During my bout with non-stop card playing, I was not keeping thoughts very straight and organized, so I started turning over my projects to a cohort who had his own stuff going on, but that's what we do, fill in for each other.

Today, I am starting to feel confident to move on but BOY did I have a lot of emails to catch up on, appointments to rearrange, double-checking to see if I had done other things, etc., etc.

And what did it? We don't really know. I had little extra nasal congestion, no sore throat, no headaches, just huge over-all body aches. sharp joint pains and chills that made me look possessed. Or maybe I was?

Could have had a touch of pneumonia, but slight enough it was not positive, so what?

We got skin biopsy of blood sample of a bite that had been with me for several weeks. Maybe?

If I ever know, I will pass it a long.

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 9:28 PM

BUT, the silver lining on all of this might be the finding of a new General Practitioner. I am not big on throwing money into doctors offices but if this person lives up to Aubrey's opinion, it will be money well spent.

So, there is an upbeat ending to what sounded pretty dismal.

Sorry folks. Sometimes I just have to get it out. :-)

-- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 9:31 PM

An update for those who were kind enough to check on me. After an initial relapse yesterday morning after about two hours of being up, the rest of the day seemed to level out.

No more card games, but I have noticed my typing is much worse than normal. (which was not good before). Luckily I can recognize that I typed wrong 'cause the spell checker does not do it all.

This morning also seems to be starting off well, so maybe I am over the hump.I would estimate this at about day 12. There is rarely a convenient time to be sick.

But, with that said, unless I come back with a reverse report, consider me recovered. (almost)

Thanks for your calls and notes.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Sep 8, 2012, at 8:02 AM

Be sure to ask for a Lymes disease test. A family member suffers from Lymes, sounds like what she went through. It is hard to detect as it mimics many other ills.

I'm stunned that caregivers don't ck more often, as here in Wisconsin it is found in the whole state! Simply carried by that nasty little deer tick.

Good luck, you were a pretty sick cookie.

-- Posted by moonwalker on Sat, Sep 8, 2012, at 8:26 AM

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.