My civil relationship with the spider has thus ended..........

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  • Timbales

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    Apr 19, 2011 1:15 PM GMT
    ouch
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    Apr 19, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    Ouch is right. Even the weight of my shirt on it hurts. I'm thinking it was a Brown Recluse spider. They're very poisonous and they're very common here. They inject a venom that turns your flesh to liquid so it can be easily digested later. Got news for him though.....he ain't gonna find me again. icon_evil.gif
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    Apr 19, 2011 5:33 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidOuch is right. Even the weight of my shirt on it hurts. I'm thinking it was a Brown Recluse spider. They're very poisonous and they're very common here. They inject a venom that turns your flesh to liquid so it can be easily digested later. Got news for him though.....he ain't gonna find me again. icon_evil.gif

    How long ago did this happen? You could still suffer secondary infection and other effects from a Brown Recluse. I would see a doctor with some experience in this field ASAP.
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    Apr 19, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Scruffypup saidOuch is right. Even the weight of my shirt on it hurts. I'm thinking it was a Brown Recluse spider. They're very poisonous and they're very common here. They inject a venom that turns your flesh to liquid so it can be easily digested later. Got news for him though.....he ain't gonna find me again. icon_evil.gif

    How long ago did this happen? You could still suffer secondary infection and other effects from a Brown Recluse. I would see a doctor with some experience in this field ASAP.


    It's probably a staph infection at this point. A good friend of mine is a doctor. He told me to avoid antibiotics unless I had to. He said if it happens to be a MRSA and I take antibiotics and they don't work, I'm screwed. So just taking things easy for now and trying not to get too stressed out about it. If I start to get a fever or flu-like symptoms we'll begin the antibiotics. *Sigh*
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    Apr 19, 2011 7:00 PM GMT
    This is one of the reasons I moved to Europe. The spiders are timid, but the men are not.

    To the OP: ur just all kinds of tough guy, aren't you? When you aren't living in a swamp and wrastling gators, do you even notice your scrapes?
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    Apr 19, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    shyshortguy saidThis is one of the reasons I moved to Europe. The spiders are timid, but the men are not.

    To the OP: ur just all kinds of tough guy, aren't you? When you aren't living in a swamp and wrastling gators, do you even notice your scrapes?


    Ha. I don't wrestle them, but ironically I do love taking my kayak out in the bayou and get as close as possible to them. I just like to take their picture though. This is a pic I took of one.......
    http://i.imgur.com/NU8JD.jpg
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    shyshortguy saidThis is one of the reasons I moved to Europe. The spiders are timid, but the men are not.

    To the OP: ur just all kinds of tough guy, aren't you? When you aren't living in a swamp and wrastling gators, do you even notice your scrapes?


    Ha. I don't wrestle them, but ironically I do love taking my kayak out in the bayou and get as close as possible to them. I just like to take their picture though. This is a pic I took of one.......
    http://i.imgur.com/NU8JD.jpg



    I have to go grab a few towels now. 'Scuse me.
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    Apr 19, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
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    Other than the nasty spider bite, this is a freakin' hot picture. Sorry for my one-track mind.
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:43 AM GMT
    Lemme know if you need someone to suck out the venom.
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:58 AM GMT
    Spiders are disgusting creatures.

    I hope your shoulder heals up quick..... If its a staph infection, wouldnt there be pus? I'd be dumping rubbing alcohol on that, no matter how much it burned. That might help dry it out?
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    Apr 20, 2011 5:06 AM GMT
    ...um...if that IS a brown recluse spider bite...I hope you are heading for the doctor's office or emergency care...it is serious [not life threatening, but serious]...and that picture of the bite, does not look good...

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    Apr 20, 2011 5:21 AM GMT
    ewww nasty i hope u killed it
  • needleninja

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    Apr 20, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    damn that is bad. you should also do a google search on their bites. its pretty nasty.
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    Apr 20, 2011 5:36 AM GMT
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    ......And I told my boys to leave you alone...... well, somebody is goin to catch some hell!! Kidding aside, get it looked at, secondary infections can occur, best, spidey
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    Apr 20, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    ouch is right damn i got one once on my leg camping and it sucked big time.
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    Apr 20, 2011 6:29 AM GMT
    I lived in a holiday trailer in northern Canada for awhile. One summer a spider moved in and built a web over my bed and across the window beside the bed. I considered it to be a pet (or sorts) who would at least catch a few mosquitoes before the bloodsuckers got me. If we had anything that would produce a bite like that I can guarantee you that spider would have been dead the first night I saw it.

    I suppose a wound like that is the trade off for living in a climate where ice never forms on the roads and you don't have to shovel your walk in mid April.
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    Apr 20, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    That's some nasty looking shit........damn......could have been worse, though....Get better soon, sexy.
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:23 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidSpiders are disgusting creatures.

    I hope your shoulder heals up quick..... If its a staph infection, wouldnt there be pus? I'd be dumping rubbing alcohol on that, no matter how much it burned. That might help dry it out?


    While alcohol is my first instinct, apparently it kills the good guys too. I'm told just to wash it with soap and water. No Neosporin or anything because my body has already created some magical force field around it. I'm just doing lots of hot compresses to bring it to the surface and keeping it clean.
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    have you looked into antimicrobials?


    Not a doctor by any means, but Im quickly becoming a fan. Seems like nothing they can't do.
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:28 PM GMT
    Ouch.
    I do hope you are good
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:29 PM GMT
    gone to doctor ?! ... aww man it looks danger ... i hope u r fine ... get us updated
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:33 PM GMT
    iHavok saidhave you looked into antimicrobials?


    Not a doctor by any means, but Im quickly becoming a fan. Seems like nothing they can't do.


    My doctor tells me he'd rather see my body fight this off on it's own and I agree. If I start to get a fever or flu-like symptoms he said we'd talk about antibiotics. I know that's not the same as antibicrobials but he hasn't suggested that either.

    It does seem to be clearing up though. I actually briefly slept on my right side last night, which is the first time in a couple of weeks.
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    Scruffypup saidOuch is right. Even the weight of my shirt on it hurts. I'm thinking it was a Brown Recluse spider. They're very poisonous and they're very common here. They inject a venom that turns your flesh to liquid so it can be easily digested later. Got news for him though.....he ain't gonna find me again. icon_evil.gif

    How long ago did this happen? You could still suffer secondary infection and other effects from a Brown Recluse. I would see a doctor with some experience in this field ASAP.

    It's probably a staph infection at this point. A good friend of mine is a doctor. He told me to avoid antibiotics unless I had to. He said if it happens to be a MRSA and I take antibiotics and they don't work, I'm screwed. So just taking things easy for now and trying not to get too stressed out about it. If I start to get a fever or flu-like symptoms we'll begin the antibiotics. *Sigh*

    OK, just so long as you and a doctor are monitoring it. Has a doctor actually seen it, or are you just telling him about it?
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    Apr 20, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    iHavok saidhave you looked into antimicrobials?


    Not a doctor by any means, but Im quickly becoming a fan. Seems like nothing they can't do.


    My doctor tells me he'd rather see my body fight this off on it's own and I agree. If I start to get a fever or flu-like symptoms he said we'd talk about antibiotics. I know that's not the same as antibicrobials but he hasn't suggested that either.

    It does seem to be clearing up though. I actually briefly slept on my right side last night, which is the first time in a couple of weeks.


    Always nice when that happens.
    Have you began to come up with fun stories in case there's a scar?
    My favorite always involves taking a bullet to protect baby monkeys...