A few weeks ago, I was bitten ON THE LIP, by a
I know it was a Jumping spider because I caught and killed it…gross thing.
It took me forever to over-come it.
First, my bottom lip looked like I had a Cold Sore…A HUGE Cold Sore! Like HUGE!
The pain was like spear thrusts on my lip, in my gums, my tongue swelled…
Then the venom traveled into my nasal passages and my throat and my ear canal
It was like I had a cold, but not like a cold…it was horrible
After two weeks I had to go to the Doctor and get a shot. I just could not fight it anymore. Terry started to get worried, and to tell the truth, so did I.
Even after the shot, the left side of my face swelled up so much I looked like I had collagen shots on the left side of my face ONLY
The right side was as wrinkled as before, BUT with the big fat left side, it looked even more wrinkled 🙂
Then the headaches started, and the earache, plus the continued running nose.
But, actually, by that point (two weeks ago) I was feeling better and
knew I wouldn’t be whirling away with the spirits of the dead.
So…………..today I can say only my ear pain is left…and it is diminishing.
What a long process! But I made it!
(And I didn’t let it get me — I still went for walks, took photos, had company, bought groceries and continued the best I could with long, long naps in-between—it’s been a haul, but I’m here now. YAY! )
Your friend on a western Colorado farm,