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We've been in our house for two weeks



We've been in our house in South Carolina two weeks and I've had an encounter with fire ants and kidney stone. This is a dangerous place to live. My little chiwawa, Princess, sat on a fire ant nest. I grabbed her and ran her inside and put her in the sink flushing the area with cold water. I could not get those ants to let go so I put dish soap and massaged it in. She has bumps on her right hind leg and I have a swollen pointer finger that hurts. I can't seem to get the swelling to go down. I can't even bend my finger.

Last Sunday I was in so much pain I went to a walk in clinic and they told me to go to the emergency room. After morphine to control the pain I had CAT scans and they found my first kidney stone. I will see the specialist today, my pain is gone and I have been drinking lots of water. I'm pretty nervous because I know I will have to pass it. I'm also afraid that the specialist will put me on more food restrictions.

It will take some time to get use to the climate change and pests. I don't think there was anything that could hurt me in western Washington.

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lol your post made me laugh, because I also live in South Carolina, but I am also not from here. I originally came here from California about 17 years ago. I promise you will learn to love it, it took me 3 years to get used to the heat and humidity, but I promise you will. As far as the pests go you also learn to deal with them and know when and where to expect them and how to get rid of them. SC is the home of beautiful places and smiling faces, on behalf of us all...welcome :)

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