Most of you that know me would have to agree that I tend to worry...about EVERYTHING! As my husband would say, I am slightly anal (I added slightly, but if HE were writing this I am sure he wouldn't have included it). So I went to an outside birthday party over the weekend where I acquired...oh...close to a zillion (if that's even a #) mosquito bites. Literally, I think I have half a hundred on each leg. Ok, well maybe not that many, but darn near close. This morning I was sitting at work wondering how the heck I was ever going to answer the 25 emails in my inbox because I couldn't type without reaching down every 3 seconds to itch another bite. So instead of being miserable for another 6 hours I decided to head to Walmart to get some anti-itch cream (and yes this is the same cream I had at home before I used the ENTIRE tube on my son's diaper rash...but, I'll save that story for a later date...and no I am not a terrible mother...I just can't read).
Needless to say, I am feeling much better now that I don't feel like I just took a bath in poison ivy. However, I am not going to lie, I mentioned to my husband that I could potentially have WEST NILE VIRUS! Although he thinks I am a nut job...I was half serious. And being the anal individual that I am I started googling west nile on the internet. Initially I was thinking, 'well, if I had west nile surely I would know. I would be sick or something...fever, rash, something'. NOT THE CASE. Do any of you know anything about west nile? Apparently I didn't.
THE WEBSITE READS: "No Symptoms in Most People. Approximately 80 percent of people (about 4 out of 5) who are infected with WNV will not show any symptoms at all." DID YOU READ THAT??? 80% SHOW NO SYMPTOMS. So this just confirms my fears that I could be dying and never even know it!
Here's a sign...USE SOME INSECT REPELLENT! How I am the only one out of the 3 of us that has an absurd number of mosquito bites is beyond me.
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