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    My wife Nancy has been diagnosed with a tick born ailement known as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. She contracted it at the event and is under treatment and is doing better.
    The symptoms are flu like with stiff joint movement. These symptoms can sometimes be dismissed as usual normal illnesses.
    The long term effect of this can be devastating though. Please if anyone that participated at the event is having any symptoms like this, go to the doctor and get a blood test. It is treatable if caught in time.
    Thank You
    Terry Sorchy

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    I had to read this twice to let the she is under treatment and is doing better part sink in. My parents paced the floor several years ago as this fever ran its course in my brother. He came through it perfectly and I have all the faith in the world that your dear wife will as well.
    Last edited by Vuhginyuh; 10-21-2008, 11:06 PM.
    B. G. Beall (Long Gone)


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      I'm so sorry to hear that Nancy's been ill. I've seen tick fever in adults as well. Giver her all our best.

      Kind regards,
      [FONT="Book Antiqua"]Kind regards,
      Emily Burns[/FONT]


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        I have seen this in my family as well, hang in there she'll get bettter.

        Sean Wilson
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          Praying for a swift recovery for your wife.
          Ron Mueller
          New Madrid Guards

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          Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."
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            thanks for posting. My prayers are with Nancy for a speedy recovery.

            I feel lucky that in spending 4+ days and nights down there, I contracted zero ticks. (Chiggers? some, but much fewer than most) Maybe, there is something to the natural elements and repellents I use.

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              Sorry to hear your wife is ill from Marmy's. I trust in God that she'll be better.

              I had BAD chigger bites from that event. Ms. Silvana told me not to scratch them, and I didn't, but my socks and pants scratched them for me. I still have healing sores on my legs and wrists from that event.

              Just 'battle scars'... that's all. :wink_smil

              All the best to you and your wife, sir.

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                I had three tick bites. Two are still a little red, but no illness. I'll say a little prayer for your wife.

                Sean Collicott
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                  I hope Nancy feels better very soon! I said a prayer for her.

                  Thanks for the "words to the wise" on the ticks!

                  I've never been chigger-bit like I was at Vicksburg last year! I HATE those little sons of... !
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                    Tell Nancy to get better soon!
                    Nathan Hellwig
                    AKA Harrison "Holler" Holloway
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                    • #11
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                      Lyme's Disease is also fairly common in Missouri from tick bites. Both my wife and oldest daughter have had that. Symptoms are also fluelike and there may be a rash/ring around the bite area. Early treatment with antibiotics will knock it out.

                      But, in my daughter's case it left a continuing problem in that blood tests always come back with some positives for ailments she has never had.
                      Michael Comer
                      one of the moderator guys


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                        Prayers sent, and I hope she has no further problems. Glad you and your doctor caught it.
                        Becky Morgan


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                          I hope your wife gets better,

                          best wishes
                          Kyle (Cuffie) Pretzl
                          The Tater Mess


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                            I'm surprised but hope Nancy is doing well.
                            She will be in my prayers.
                            Frank Aufmuth
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                              Terry, Hope your wife is doing well and wish her a speedy recovery. We had a fellow at work with that a couple of years ago from mushroom hunting, I know it takes some time.
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