I'm just curious if anyone here knows the story of Spider Woman. I'm wondering if it's any different than mine. This past Saturday I was bitten by either a Black Widow or a Brown Recluse. Not sure which, but it was definitely a nasty, nasty bite. I haven't gotten any necrotic tissue yet - odds are good now that I won't - but got plenty of pain. I don't know if anyone has ever been bitten by a spider before, but damn does it hurt after a few hours.
The infection spread out to about softball size making the whole area hard. It got into my muscle and made it tight and hurt. It's getting better now, but damn was it bad. The bite-bump right now is as big around as as 2 liter soda bottle cap. It was originally much larger.
Saw a doctor Monday and he put me on a high does of antibiotics. Seems to be doing the trick. I thought it might have been an ant bite as fire ants are all over the place in south Florida.
I've had alot of things happen to me in the past, but this is a first for a spider bite. Anyone else been bitten before?