Rov Qab Tsev Los Ntawm Chris Hardie

Kuv ntsia ncaj nraim rau ntawm cov vuas qab nthab hauv chav kuaj thiab sim xav tshem kuv lub siab tawm qhov uas tau tshwm sim hauv kuv thaj chaw qis. 

mos lwj zuam
Txheeb xyuas tus zuam mos lwj txhais tau tias saib kom paub cov ntsiab lus.

"Koj nyob nraum ua kheej?" tus kws kho mob tau nug nws li nws tau ntev ntev.

"Yep," Kuv teb, sim coj nws zoo li ib tug txiv neej.

Tom qab li 60 vib nas this qhov mob thiab siab dheev tas.

Tus kws kho mob hais tias “Tau lawm.

Dab tsi yog nws? 

Ib zuam imbedded. 

Qhov twg yog nws?

Muaj cai nyob nruab nrab ntawm tsev neeg cov hniav nyiaj hniav kub. Tsis yog Kuv tsis ua qhov no. 

Lub caij ntuj sov tseem tsis tau pib thiab kuv twb tau mus ntsib kws kho mob ob zaug rau kev zuam cov zuam. Thawj tug yog kuv sab caj npab. Kuv kuj tau tshem ob peb lwm nkag nkag ntawm kuv lub cev. Lub caij ntuj sov dhau los no Kuv tau muaj tus mob Lyme, yog ib tus mob kis los ntawm tus zuam tom.

Kuv yog tus hlau nplaum zuam. Kuv yog gigolo ntawm cov ntshav-nqus cov kabmob, tus menyuam roj hmab ua si rau Ixodes scapularis, tus mos lwj-zuam tus poj niam. Feem ntau cov zuam yuav los so ntawm nplooj nyom tos lawv cov tsiaj hla los ntawm ua ntej lawv tus kheej. Txhua yam kuv xav ua yog saib cov nyom ntev thiab lawv tuaj nkag tag ib yam li kuv.

Cov zuam uas pom tau tias zoo rau thaj chaw ntawm lub cev uas sov thiab thaj chaw uas tiv thaiv lawv - zoo li lub qhov tso quav, lub plab qis dua thiab thaj tsam puab tais. Tom qab ntawd lawv txuas lawv tus kheej nrog lawv cov harmpoo hu ua hypostome thiab pib nqus ntshav.

Zoo qhov no me me ntshav-ntxais tau khov kho hauv qhov chaw thaum kuv pom qee qhov mob thiab o hauv kuv lub puab tais thaum noj ib da dej. Kuv paub tias yog dab tsi tam sim ntawd. Thiab raws nws txoj hauj lwm thiab qhov chaw ilv, nws yuav tsum muaj qee qhov deft thiab meej.

"Sherry," Kuv tau hu rau kuv tus poj niam thaum kuv tawm hauv chav dej. “Kuv xav tau koj kev pab.”

Tsis txhob yog tsis muaj tus khub zoo ntawm cov tog raj, uas yog qhov tseem ceeb pabcuam ua ntej rau kev tshem tawm cov zuam thiab splinters. Yog kawg peb tsis muaj hlo li. Kuv thaum kawg nyob teeb tawg-down. Sherry nyob tsis ib qho tab sis ob khub ntawm tsom iav nyeem vim tias lub khob tsom iav kuj tau ploj lawm. Qhov ntawd yog qhov tsim nyog kom pom tseeb tus zuam, tsis yog, vim tias tsis muaj lwm yam me me nyob rau ntawd.

Kuv tau muab kuv lub ris luv thiab nthuav dav rau ntawm kuv sab nraub qaum.

 Sherry hais tias, “Nws tsaus heev. 

Kuv tseb nws lub xov tooj thiab muab nws zoo li lub teeb nyem.

Kev khawb me ntsis thiab ob peb feeb tom qab Sherry tau hais tias, “Zoo kuv xav tias kuv tau muab lub taub hau hle tawm thiab 90 feem pua ​​tus zuam nyob hauv qab koj cov tawv nqaij. Thov txim; qhov no yog yuav mus rau kev phais me. Koj yuav tsum tau mus kho mob sai.

"Yog tias koj xav pom qhov nws zoo li, Kuv xav hais tias koj tuaj yeem nqa ib daim duab tab sis nco ntsoov koj muab nws tshem tawm tam sim ntawd."

"Kuv tsis xav tias qhov no yog lub tswv yim zoo," Kuv hais, xav paub yog tias kuv tau nias lub pob tsis raug ntawm lub xov tooj thiab peb twb tshaj tawm hauv xov nyob rau qee qhov internet channel zoo li TikTok.

Tiag tiag yog ib qho app uas tuaj yeem rub tawm ntawm thetickapp.org uas yog ib feem ntawm kev tshawb nrhiav los ntawm cov kws tshawb fawb los ntawm Columbia University thiab University of Wisconsin uas yog ib feem ntawm Lub Tsev Haujlwm Saib Xyuas Kab Mob thiab Kev Tiv Thaiv kab mob kis kab mob rau cov phiaj xwm. Qhov kev soj ntsuam tseem tab tom ua kom pab tiv thaiv tau tus kab mob Lyme; cov ntaub ntawv sib sau yuav raug siv los tsim kev tswj xyuas kev tshawb fawb. 

Tab sis lub sijhawm ntawd kuv tau xav paub txog kev tiv thaiv kuv tus kheej tus kab mob Lyme. Yog tag kis hnub Saturday, kuv taws mus rau kev saib xyuas sai. Peb tsis tau sim ib txoj kev rho tawm tus zuam uas tsis qhia - xws li ua pa zom zuam nrog Vaseline, nyem tus zuam lub cev, siv cawv lossis ntsia thawv zawv plaub hau, lossis tso cov pa kub lossis luam yeeb ntawm tus zuam rau ua rau nws tawm rov qab.

Tus poj niam ntawv sau npe ua tus poj niam hais tias, "Dab tsi ua rau koj tuaj ntawm no hnub no, Mr. Hardie,"

 Kuv tau hais tias "Kuv muaj zuam tawm uas yuav tsum tshem tawm," Kuv hais.

“Tus zuam nyob qhov twg?”

Kuv teb nws hais tias, "Kuv daim me me, kuv ua tsaug rau chav uas yuav luag tas."

Nws tau hais tias "Huag yog qhov tsis yooj yim."

Kuv rov ua ib zaj dab neeg qub rau tus neeg kuaj mob tham. Kuv tsis tau nug tias tus kws kho mob yog txiv neej lossis poj niam. Kuv tsis saib xyuas. Kuv xav tau tus zuam ploj mus.

Tus kws kho mob sau ntawv los ntawm kuv cov ntaub ntawv kuaj mob tiag tiag qhia zaj dab neeg luv luv:

“Ntawm kev tshuaj xyuas thaj chaw mos mus rau hauv nruab nrab lub hnoos qeev, nws muaj tus zuam uas zoo li yuav cuam tshuam thiab zoo li tus zuam mos lwj zoo li. Thawb zuam nyob rau ntawm lub hauv paus ntawm zuam ntawm daim tawv nqaij, Tom qab ntawd kuv tuaj yeem thov maj mam nias siab thiab muaj peev xwm muab zuam tawm tag nrho. "

Kuv kuj tau raug muab tshuaj rau ib hom tshuaj tua kab mob ua kev tiv thaiv kev ntsuas; tom qab chaw nres tsheb ceev ntawm lub tsev muag tshuaj Kuv nyob ntawm kuv txoj kev hauv tsev. Mob me ntsis, tab sis ntau ntau mob siab.

Nov yog qhov kawg ntawm kuv zaj dab neeg zuam.

Chris Hardie tau siv sijhawm ntau dua 30 xyoo los ua tus sau xov xwm, tus sau xov xwm thiab tshaj tawm. Nws tau raug xaiv tsa rau Pulitzer Prize thiab yeej ntau lub xeev thiab kev sau xov xwm hauv xeev. Nws yog yav dhau los tus thawj tswj hwm ntawm Wisconsin Cov Ntawv Xov Xwm. Hu rau nws ntawm chardie1963@gmail.com.