Tangled Webs-----------Along came a Spider  

free2chose2 66F
868 posts
7/29/2006 6:51 am

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8/1/2006 5:45 am

Tangled Webs-----------Along came a Spider


I'm not Little Miss Moffett, and have no tuffett.

Last Monday when I arrived at work and was getting report from the previous(off going) shift all of a sudden I felt pain in my left leg.

Looking down there was a bubble of fluid on my shin and I felt radiating pain.

A spider or some critter that could inject its toxins had bit me. Maybe I got my "just reward" for previous activity of the day.

Less than 48 hours later, a diagnosis of cellulitis. Not pretty-I now have one brown leg and one angry red one.

Right now the leg looks normal, its elevated-has been since I returned from NYC yesterday and I've doubled up on my antibiotics. If the leg "explodes" again today I think the veins are involved-phlebitis--a more serious occurence.

My vacation starts Monday, I really don't want to spend two days of my time this weekend at home. Not that being home rather than fighting the weekend traffic in this neck of the woods isn't a good thing. Who wants to use their sick time being sick?

Don't worry, be Happy


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
7/29/2006 10:42 am

Free....thats awful! I had that happen to me once many years ago....and it ended up being lanced open and packed daily. I hope and pray that yours heals quickly!


free2chose2 replies on 7/29/2006 11:18 am:
angel me two--last 3 doses of antibiotics first tripled then doubled times 2-back to single dosing next three and we'll see

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
7/31/2006 4:13 pm

oo nasty,

i had some little demon bite me a few years back,i ignored it and woke in the night sctratching by morning a bit swollen and full of angry little spots,scratched all day ,by the night off to the chemist for all sorts of lotions and potions as it spread every where and was infected,from that day on every summer similar rash and when i scratch it spreads,no one knows what it is.

get well soon ,wanders off scratching arm tummy and knes


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


free2chose2 replies on 7/31/2006 9:37 pm:
you know we like to share, but unortunately ugly critter bites isn't one of them

rm_sexxikritter 52F
2715 posts
7/31/2006 10:24 pm

Cellulitis is never fun. I've had it many times in my right leg. Hopefully, yours will not turn into phlebitis and you can enjoy your entire vacation.


free2chose2 replies on 8/1/2006 5:46 am:
Yesterday, I called the Doctor and got 5 more days of antibiotics ordered

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