Tango, hows the spider bite doing?

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  1. Shygal

    Shygal Unreality star Supporter

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    Hey :)

    Was just wondering how your foot is, and the bite? Still having pain? I hope your second doctor was better than the first!
     
  2. Ravenlost

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    I was wondering about this myself.
     

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    Wow! I am so touched that anyone asked :) It just slipped by me and I didn't think anyone would care or remember when I remembered. I am much better and have been since Saturday. The antibiotics were effective and I started feeling the improvement on Friday morning so I didn't go to a second doctor. I now wear shoes everywhere :( it is a drag but I like my feet. Nothing like a scary episode to put life and limbs in perspective. On the question of what it was, I'll never know. I met up with someone who lives 35 miles away who told me he was bitten by a type of black widow spider; I think he called it a red widow. Said it was the most painful bite he's ever experienced and that it swelled up immediately also. I hope your kindness Shygal, Ravenlost Cathy, and Star, is repaid in multiples. It has really been nice to see someone was thinking of me, especially today as I run ragged in preparation for Hurricane Frances. Thank you.
     
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    Glad to hear you are doing better. Hope you weather the storm with no problems. Praying for all you folks down there.
    Kim
     
  7. Tango

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    Thank you Cyngbaeld. We need prayers. We really, really do.
     
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    I think there were many that have been wondering.
    I know I've been giving all spiders a second look.
    Thanks for the update.
     
  9. Shygal

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    Glad to hear its much better! :)

    Now I hope this hurricane misses you all, actually misses everyone. It sounds like its going to be bad :(
     
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    Oh I'm so happy you're doing better. I've been praying for you. I have severe allergies to certain insects and wasps, so I was very worried. I'm glad you're keeping those shoes on now. I hate shoes too, so I really sympathize with you.
     
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    I'm so glad to hear you're recovering! Spider bites can be so nasty. And I hope you are not in the path of this new hurricane!
     
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    I am so glad you are okay. Spider bites are scary. I pray the hurricane misses you. :) Cathy
     
  13. Snuffy Smith

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    Well now I'm curious. Can you show us a picture of the bite?
     
  14. countrygrrrl

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    Oh good! I'm glad to hear it's okay. :)

    You've given me a new respect for spiders, however. Yesterday, while going to work on our curvy, hilly two-lane highway with no shoulder, I looked up and spotted a spider on the rearview mirror.

    :eek:

    Fortunately, I keep a bottle of Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner in the car. I grabbed it and shot it with the cleaner without hardly even taking my eyes off the road.

    Nothing messes with Mean Green, dirt or not. :yeeha:

    I also second (or is that third? or fourth??) the hope that the hurricane misses you all.
     
  15. Tango

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    Thank you all. Between the two hurricanes in three weeks and classes starting, I haven't had the time to hang out on this forum the way I like (nice place to visit :) ) I sincerely appreciate your concern and well wishes. Snuffy, I took a couple of photos of the bite immediately after it happened. It still hurts directly at the site when I pss my finger over it but nothing else, and it still looks the same, except for the swelling and redness. The photos are not great but I can post a link once I get them on line. I don't have the time right now. After Frances I'll post them here. CG what is mean green? I also have a new respect for spiders and a new curiousity :) There's so much to learn. Like you, I entertain myself everyday watching the critters around here; it's my t.v. Amazing how diverse and numerous they are and how little I know.
     
  16. countrygrrrl

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    Tango, Mean Green is a biodegradable cleaner that's not only great, but cheap! And it does everything. It cleans things nothing else will clean --- I've even used it to strip paint. :haha: