Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Who Doesn't Love a One Legged Woman?
It took me forever to get that picture. For some reason the camera kept focusing on the long hair on my legs instead of on the spider bite. Anyways, back to the reason for this post...Remember how I told you that I went to Mammoth this weekend? Well, on Sunday, we rented a boat and went fishing and I saw this huge brown spider skitter across the floor of the boat. I didn't want to freak Noah out so I calmly asked my husband to please step on it fast. He did and I forgot about the spider until about 3 hours later when I started to feel an intense itch on my leg. I thought maybe that dang spider got a piece of me before my husband killed it. Fast forward to the next day: My leg is swollen from the shin down, the bite has turned dark red with a blister in the middle and it hurts to stand on it. I Google spider bites and conclude that I have been bitten by a Brown Recluse spider. A poisonous spider. I found all of these disgusting pictures of people's Brown Recluse spider bites and find that people have had to have chunks of skin and fingers removed because of these stupid spiders. GREAT, just what I need: a leg removed. My bite is making the progression that all the articles said it would and if it continues, I just know that I will end up with a peg leg. My husband says that peg legs are cool but I am not so sure.