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Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Four Years Later

It has almost been four years since I first got Lyme Disease. Now, since we are dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic this year, I won’t talk about my battle with Lyme Disease in detail. I want to avoid doing that out of respect for the people who may be going through COVID-19 in a big way. Let’s just say my battle with Lyme Disease was a scary one. I’ve been doing well for the past four years now.

Stay safe, my friends!

I will give my computer a break from 7:00 this evening until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th. I will thank more of my blog’s followers in two more of my blog posts next week … and I will give you a surprise blog post next week as well.

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For June 2020

We are almost halfway through 2020 already … and, before you know it, Summer will officially be here.  I hope you guys have been staying safe during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  I know I have.  I will be giving my features a break in June, but I will bring them back in July.  I will be giving my computer a break from around 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th, until around 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 13th.  While I give my computer a break on those days, I will thank more of my blog’s followers in two of my blog posts … and I may give you a surprise blog post at some point during that week also.

Without further ado, let me tell you about some of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in June.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “Thank you for following my blog for one to three years!”  In it, I will thank the people who have followed my blog for one to three years.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Thank you for following my blog for less than one year!”  In the post, I will thank the people who have been following my blog for less than one year.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I still have my Colussy Chevrolet shirt two years later!”  I will talk about the blue and white Colussy Chevrolet shirt in the blog post.  I have owned it for nearly two years now.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Four Years Later.”  I will talk about my battle with Lyme Disease, which occurred in June of 2016.  Now, because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, I will try not to into a lot of details about my battle with Lyme Disease.

I hope you guys will check out at least one of my blog posts in June.  I may also give you some surprises along the way.  Enjoy your day, my friends!

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Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Three Years Later

Three years ago today, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease at St. Clair Hospital after I got bit by a tick at my “undisclosed location” a few days earlier.  Almost immediately, I started taking medicine for it and I was doing so for several days.  My Lyme Disease symptoms went away slowly, but surely whenever I took this medicine.  Since then, I have been doing fairly well.  Please stay safe if you are gonna go outdoors this tick season.

Next time, I will give you a chance to revisit one of my blog posts from my blog’s fourth year … and it will be from December of 2017.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around June 6th in previous years …
Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Two Years Later (June 6, 2018)
Remembering Joseph’s Battle With Lyme Disease One Year Later (June 6, 2017)
I see great clouds everywhere! (June 7, 2016)
I’m just relaxing on a Saturday … and I have a big announcement to make! (June 6, 2015)
I see a lot of “fives” here! (June 7, 2018)

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For June 2019

June is almost here … and Summer will be here in less than one month.  Now, throughout the Summer, I will be celebrating my blog’s fifth anniversary by giving you some great surprises … and, while I do that, my blog’s features will be taking a well-deserved break until the Fall.  I guess you could say my features will literally be taking a Summer vacation.

Today, I will tell you about some of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in June.  At least one of the posts may catch your eye.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “I still have my Colussy Chevrolet shirt one year later!”  Nearly one year ago, I got a blue and white Raglan shirt from Colussy Chevrolet, which was celebrating its 100th anniversary last year.  I still like the shirt and I will try to wear it at some point this Summer.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I have my Yeti Coolers hat one year later!”  I purchased my blue Yeti Coolers hat at Bridgeville T.J. Maxx nearly one year ago.  I like it and I will try to wear it often this Summer.  The hat is very classy and I hope you guys like it also.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Three Years Later.”  In it, I will talk about me getting Lyme Disease from a tick bite three years ago.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “I’m Getting Ready To Celebrate My Blog’s Fifth Anniversary.”  I will be getting ready to celebrate my blog’s fifth anniversary on August 24th … and, in this post, I will be telling you how I’ll be celebrating the milestone.  The celebration will start on July 24th … and it will last for one month.  I will have lots of surprises for you guys between July 24th and August 24th.

I will write a two-part blog post in June … and it will be entitled “Joseph Visit Crazy Horse Coffee.”  In it, I will talk about my trips to Crazy Horse Coffee, which is located in Washington, PA.  The coffee shop is owned by a former veteran named James Bendel.  This coffee shop is fantastic.  I had a small decaffeinated latte while I was there.  Make sure you check this place out if you ride through Washington, PA, someday.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “6,000 Views And Counting.”  My blog will hit the 6,000-views mark at some point in June … and I will let you know as soon as we hit that milestone.

I will give my features a break in June … and, throughout the month of June, I will give you chances to revisit some blog posts from my blog’s fourth year.  Some of them may surprise you.

Also, I will give my computer a break for one week in June.  I will be doing that from around 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7th, until around 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 16th.  You will see two of these blog posts at different times between those two dates … and I may throw in a surprise in there at some point that week.

I hope you will check out at least one of my blog posts in June.  I’m sure at least one of them may catch your eye.

In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around May 30th in previous years …
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For June 2018 (May 30, 2018)
Just call me an expert in various things! (May 30, 2017)
Joseph’s Possible Features (May 31, 2016)
I’m seeing all kinds of clouds in the sky today! (May 30, 2015)
Joseph Watches PCNC During The Day (May 31, 2018)

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Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Two Years Later

Two years ago today, I was diagnosed with Lyme disease, just days after I got bit by a tick.  It happened while I visited my “undisclosed location” back in May of 2016.  Since then, I have done everything I could to stop myself from getting it again.  I stay safe whenever I walk outdoors near wooded areas … and I use our homemade tick repellent, whenever I possibly can.

I received my Lyme Disease diagnosis while I was at St. Clair Hospital two years ago.  In the days before I got the diagnosis, I had flu-like symptoms and I had a rash on my right leg.  It looked like a bulls-eye a little bit.  The next day, I started taking my medicine to get rid of my symptoms … and the symptoms of Lyme Disease were gone by the end of June.  I had a “Charley Horse” in one of my legs just before I went to St. Clair Hospital that evening … and I guys you could say it saved my life.  If I hadn’t gotten the “Charley Horse” then, I probably wouldn’t been able to get my Lyme Disease diagnosis right away … and I probably wouldn’t be here today.

Stay away from ticks if you are gonna go outdoors this Summer!

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts About Lyme Disease

Two years ago, I was first diagnosed with Lyme Disease at St. Clair Hospital, which is located in Mt. Lebanon.  I first received the diagnosis just days after I got bit by a tick in my “undisclosed location.”  The bite happened on the right leg … and then the “bite mark” turned into a rash.  If I hadn’t received my Lyme Disease diagnosis in 2016, I probably wouldn’t be here today.

I will write a blog post about the event tomorrow, but, today, I’d like to show you my top blog posts, which are about my battle with Lyme Disease.

How I got Lyme disease (June 10, 2016)
Remembering Joseph’s Battle With Lyme Disease One Year Later (June 6, 2017)
I’m no longer in the “Lyme” light (June 26, 2016)
I first got Lyme disease three months ago! (September 5, 2016)

Of course, if you guys are gonna go outdoors this Summer, please stay safe … and try to avoid ticks, if you possibly can.  I’m trying to follow suit as well.

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For June 2018

Can you believe it?  The month of June is almost here … and that means that Summer is right around the corner.  It also means that we’re almost halfway through 2018 already.

In this blog post, I’m gonna tell you about a few of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in June.  One of those blog posts will be my 900th blog post.  I’ll be writing it in the middle of the month.  I won’t tell you what it will be about yet, but I will give you a hint right now.  My 900th blog post will be about one of my classiest friends ever.  It could be about any one of you guys.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Remembers His Battle With Lyme Disease Two Years Later.”  I will talk about my battle with Lyme disease, which occurred nearly two years ago.  It seems like I just had it yesterday.  Tick season is getting underway, so I’m doing everything I can to stop myself from getting it again.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph Is Not Going To The Cabins This Year!”  In the blog post, I will tell you why I won’t be going to the cabins this year.  The reason may surprise you a little bit.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “Joseph’s New Colussy Chevrolet Shirt.”  This year, Colussy Chevrolet, which is located in South Fayette, is turning 100 years old this year … and they will have a classy shirt, which will come out next month.  I may buy one for myself next month.  Of course, if I don’t buy one, then I won’t write this blog post.  I will write a back-up blog post … and I don’t know what it will be about yet.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “An ‘ode’ to a classy friend named Michael.”  This blog post will be about one of my friends, whose name is Michael.  I can’t tell you which one it will be yet.

I will also give my features a break in June.  I’ll be giving my computer a break from around 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8th, until around 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 17th, which is Father’s Day.

I hope you will check out at least one of my blog posts in June.  Enjoy your day!

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Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post: I’m no longer in the “Lyme” light

In June of 2016, I wrote a short blog post entitled “I’m no longer in the ‘Lyme’ light.”  I said that my Lyme disease symptoms were gone … and I also said that I didn’t have to take my medicine anymore.  I was inspired to write this blog post down because I wanted to let you guys know that I was no longer suffering from Lyme disease.

Here’s a link to the blog post …
I’m no longer in the “Lyme” light (June 26, 2016)

Again, watch out for ticks if you are gonna go outdoors this year!

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Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For April 2018

Can you believe it?  The month of April is here … and, in just a few short weeks, I will turn 32.  Well, today, I’m gonna tell you about the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in April.

One of my blog posts will be entitled “Happy 30th Birthday, Sarah!”  On April 26th, my cousin, Sarah Smith, will turn 30 years old … and I will talk about the event in a blog post then.

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “‘Mr. Classy’ Goes To Pittsburgh” … and, in it, I talked about Mr. Classy’s first trip to Pittsburgh.  Well, on April 4th, he will take another trip to Pittsburgh … and, at some point in April, I will write a blog post entitled “‘Mr. Classy’ Goes To Pittsburgh Again!”  It will be about Mr. Classy’s second trip to the Steel City.

Another one of my blog posts will be entitled “An ‘ode’ to a classy person named Jay.”  It’s about a friend of mine, whose first name is Jay.  I won’t tell you who it is yet, but I will do it in a blog post at some point this month.

I will also write my 850th blog post in April … and, in it, I will make an announcement about the future of my blog.

I will also use my features in four of my blog posts this month.  Let me tell you how I will be using them this time around.

Joseph’s Flashback-We were the only ones in the movie theater?!
Joseph Has A Question For You-Should Joseph wash “My Pillow” this month?
Joseph’s Moment Of Peace-Joseph’s blog itself
Let’s Talk About A Past Blog Post-I’m no longer in the “Lyme” light

I hope you guys will be able to check out at least one of the blog posts that I’ll be writing down in April.  They may catch your eye.  Enjoy your Easter!

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The homemade tick repellent worked!

It has been one week since I returned from my “undisclosed location.”  Last year, whenever I went to this “undisclosed location,” I might have gotten bit by a tick while I was walking through a grassy area.  This year, while I was at my “undisclosed location,” I stayed out of the grass … and I did everything I could to stop myself from getting tick bites and even Lyme disease.  I wore a hat throughout most of this trip … and I also wore a long-sleeved shirt while I was on my trip.  I tucked my shirt into my long pants … and I also tucked my pants into my socks as well.  I also wore my new Revolution 3 shoes from Nike.

Now, let me tell you how I was able to stop myself from getting tick bites this time.  I used my new homemade tick repellent, which is made out of peppermint oil, and it seemed to work.  I was able to stop the ticks from coming towards me.  Ticks hate peppermint oil … and I think I was right about it.

I will continue to use it here at home this summer … and I’ll use it again if I ever travel to another “undisclosed location” this year.