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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. 


Tiffany said...

Okay um...I don't mean to freak you out, but we had a college student who was bit by a Brown Recluse and he almost died. Seriously.

Hopefully it isn't a Brown Recluse...cause they are ugly things.

Sarah said...


Go to the hospital. Go now. Big Mama will drive over everything necessary to get you there.


Stop reading now, and GO!!!

Well, okay, maybe it isn't that urgent, but seriously, do at least go to the doc tomorrow!

Holy cow. I'll be able to say "I knew her!!" when they talk about you on the 11:00 news.

Pamee said...

I am NEW to the blog thing... and I posted in the WRONG place... not unusual for me... BUT OH MY!!! That is sooooooo BAD!!! I hear really nasty things with that spider!!! I do hope YOU are better now!!