People can get snippy off the hair boards, but we also fight there, too. Mostly about hair types and when someone argues that she really has one type of hair instead of another, because she believes it to be "better." This happens even with wavy v. curly, I promise.
Anyway, Midgi's not really argumentive, ime. I live in Ohio too, and I really hate parasites, which is why I don't walk in the woods behind my house ---- I'm afraid of ticks landing on my dogs or me. Also, it has been very hot lately, which certainly takes away my appetite: have you seen a doctor and had the site where you think the bite might have occurred examined? It sounds like it would be helpful.
Get well soon, regardless.