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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.

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Madison Woods. Or maybe today I'm Ima Erthwitch, my other alter-ego.
9 September 2017 3:22 pm

Thanks to all of you for the well wishes and prayers. I’m feeling a lot better today. Today makes a full week of being in bed from this illness, which is just so hard for me to believe. I don’t think anything’s ever kept me down this long, and so… Read more »

7 September 2017 7:29 pm

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

7 September 2017 3:23 pm

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.

7 September 2017 9:59 am

I can’t like this, Madison, but I can keep you and Rob in my prayers!!!


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