Monday, April 12, 2010

UPDATE: My Spider Diary

Day 22:
My spider bite saga continues, so I am going to keep on documenting it here. When I first got these three bites, I wish there had been a place for me to check in and see how long this whole thing was going to take to heal up, what kinds of symptoms to expect, and how big my scars were going to be. I never expected that it was going to be such a long, drawn out process!

I am very happy to say that I have not see any spiders. I'd like to think that it's because of the electronic insect repellent devices working really well, but I didn't see any spiders before my bites, so I'm not sure where that leaves me. I'm still sleeping better knowing that they are there. Sometimes at night when everything is quiet, I'm sure that I here them humming, but I should probably see a Dr. about that!

WARNING: The following picture was taken on Day 22. I'm warning you, it looks really gross!

As you can see, the top scab has come off but I'm still carrying around the two largest ones.

Wiley sits on my lap with a very concerned face, while looking at my scabs and says, "Why did that spider bite you, Gramma?" I tell him I don't know why that spider bit me. "But why, Gramma? Why did he bite you? I don't like that spider, Gramma!" I agree with him that I don't like it one bit either. "But why, Gramma? Where is he now, Gramma! I don't like that spider to bite you Gramma! How did it get in your house?" All that love and concern makes me feel so much better as I'm carrying these scabs along with me, everywhere I go!! 

Day 24:
I'm  very happy that the final two scabs fell off today, but I was shocked to see how big the holes/scars were! I'm hoping that over time they fill in a little more, but then, I'll just have to take what I get, won't I!

As you can see, there is still some swelling and redness involved. At least there isn't any pain at this point. I'll post another update in a couple weeks and I'm hoping it will be better by then!

My Spider Diary 

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