RE: Ticks! That's what today (June 20, 2021) means to me.
It seems like a real jungle out there @wakeupkitty.pal. And to to think no research is being done on those small but dangerous parasites is frightening. I live in a two season country and ticks are also common here. Just that I have never heard of it attacking humans. I remember my Dad used to check for ticks on our dog every Saturday then disinfect him.
I'm really sorry you have to go through all that. Hope things get better.