Rocky Mountain spotted fever

I feel about as close to a miserable death as I’ve ever been.

If not for Rob who has been vigilant in his care, and his promises to hold my hand if I have to go back to ER so they can dig around and fail to find veins again, I’m sure I would have already.

This all started about a week and a half ago. It’ll be a while before I’m back online.

If you notice anyone asking me questions here or on FB, please clue them in for me. I’ll be back as soon as I can keep my eyes open. Very light sensitive and under immense head pain and just trying to stay hydrated right now.

Note added 2/21/18: I wrote a little bit more about my experience with RMSF in the Musings newsletter. Click to read the September issue.


About Wild Ozark
Wild Ozark is a nature farm. Mostly we grow rocks. I use those rocks and some of the herbs to make earth pigments and watercolor paints. We also grow native clay that I use for making my Fairy Swing Mushrooms. And then there are the trees. We grow lots of trees. My husband uses some for his woodworking and some for our Burnt Kettle Shagbark Hickory Syrup, but for the most part they stand around creating good air, shade, & habitat for the ginseng nursery.
Click HERE to sign up for our newsletter

About the voice behind this blog, Madison Woods
I'm a creative old soul living way off the beaten path with my husband in the wild Ozark Mountains. You can find my art on display and for sale at the Kingston Square Arts shop in Kingston, Arkansas. It's a tiny little town and a bit off the path to anywhere at all, but a wonderful ride out to a most beautiful part of our state. Besides homesteading, growing plants & making arts & crafty things, I write books and stories. My rural fantasy fiction, written under the pen name, Ima Erthwitch, usually takes place in a much altered Ozarks.

6 thoughts on “Rocky Mountain spotted fever

  1. Oh wow! Ive never had it but have some close friends that have. Its a very debilitating sickness. Are they treating you at the VA? Our family will keep you in our prayers and thought. Hang in there and listen to the staff.

  2. I had RMSF in 2012 it is not fun but you will be ok . It’s really wears you out . Listen to the docs stay in bed and try and relax

    1. Thanks for the encouragement. Once this head pain passes it’ll be easier to relax but harder then to stay in bed. This morning I feel really good and think hey, I’ll go make breakfast! Then I’ll get out of bed, stand up and say hey what were you thinking!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.