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Details: Shop All Women's Socks
- Crew Length
- Sock size: Fit women's shoe size 4-10.5
- Fiber Content: 52% Cotton 27% Nylon 19% Polyester 2% Spandex
- Sock Maker: Hot Sox
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Description: She was terrified when she saw the insect embedded in her leg. In preparation for her 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail Hike, Sandra had watched a YouTube video about ticks and Lyme disease. The narrator of the video was explaining how to remove a tick without leaving its head embedded in the skin. The process was simple. Take a Q-tip, wet it, place it on the tick’s body and rotate the body. This movement agitates the tick causing it to back out of the skin. On the trail, somewhere in Georgia, Sandra was given a ride to a hostel where she would spend the night. The subject of Lyme disease came up and the driver commented that he had contracted the disease and after two years was just now recovering from it. He said it caused arthritis like symptoms in his joints and muscles—severe swelling and pain in his joints particularly the knees. He was always weak, short of breath and for a long time confined to a wheelchair. A 1,000 miles up the trail, Sandra sat on a log to remove her Gabby Maria Climbing Koala Crew Socks when she noticed a large, brown tick embedded in her calf muscle. Sandra composed herself then searched her gear for a Q-tip.