Not the good kind either, as in the kind that is followed by a tock. This is the kind of tick that you find on, er, in your skin when you are just minding your own business, having a nice bath.
Or rather, my skin, while in my bath. At first, I thought I had a bit of dirt on my leg. But it wouldn’t scrape off. My heart started to pound because I then thought, “holy crap, is this a cancerous mole that I am scraping at?”. That thought quickly gave way to disgust and shocking pain as I realized that at that very moment, I was pulling a tick’s face out of the tender skin on my inner thigh.
It was still alive, still is actually. I put it in little plastic baggie and went on with my day, which, coincidentally included a class trip to a nature preserve for some hiking and identifying of early spring woodland creatures.
You know, like Deer Ticks.
Which my new plastic baggied pet was identified as.
So, I called my oncologst,Dr. H, whom, as I predicted a month or so ago, told me (actually, had an assistant tell me) that it is time to cut the cord. Get thee to an ordinary internist,primary care physician, whatever all you normal people see every year,or call for a Z Pack when the flu strikes.
Not too happy to be abandoned in my time of need. I feel like Galatea must have felt when Pygmaleon saw fit to abandon her. Or Dr. Frankenstein’s creation, in Mary Shelley’s telling of the tale of what happens when the creator abandons the createe. Oh, it’s a tale told often. In many forms. And though I am not the creation, exactly, of Dr.H, I certainly owe my life to her, at least in part, as well as who I am today.
So, here I sit in a strange (to me), new (to me) doctor’s office on the outskirts of Scarsdale Village, not looking forward to giving my medical history, telling and reliving it all over again.
Nah, it’s no so much a big deal. But it’s often the small stuff that gets ya bent out of shape. And no amount of yoga can take that away from me for more than a few moments at any given time.
Primary later today, at home. Took on more classes at Yoga Sutra – next Friday intermediate/advanced and two lunchtime vinyasa classes in May. Should be fun!