Bitten by black widow

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Monday I got bitten by a black widow spider. My leg swelled up and by wednesday my muscles in my arms and legs were shaking, and I was passing in and out. Today is Friday, I am getting better and mostly ok. Just a headache and my leg is back to normal size.

Anyway, I just wanted to blast about it for no reason. I didn't die (obviosuly), but it was close.
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How'd you get bit ?
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joebert wrote:
How'd you get bit ?


spider crawled on him and sunk his fangs in :)
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Black Widows aren't aggressive MasterZ, you have to make them feel threatened to get bit.

If you get bit moving firewood or an old car, you just have to be more carefull next time.
If you slide your legs under a blanket on your bed or couch & get bit, it's time to tent the house.
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I was actually laying outside in the sun, and I fell asleep. I think my sweat attracted it and maybe I rolled over or something.
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Wow, was this where you live in San Diego?
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Ouch, what a crappy thing to wake up to.
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those things are nasty, glad ur ok! I saw my first one last summer.. i reached down to turn on my hose and it scared the crap out of me. there HUGE
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Yeah I live in San Diego. I have seen them before here and was scared like crazy when I just saw it.

Monday afternoon, I started to get cramps and didn't know or realize what had happened. But by Teusday my leg was swollen and the cramps were worse. But I didnt go to the doctor, since it wasn't bad enough it was almost like I had bumped my knee really hard. I figured I woud see what the deal was the next day. To tell you the truth I don't think I got a ful bite.

Wednesday the knee and leg were returning to normal - "Maybe I just bumped my knee". Then the posion started to go through my bloodstream, and I was feeling dizzy in wave after wave of near - passing out. My muscles started shaking all over. That's when I drove myself to the hospital which is only about 3 miles from my house. Wednesday night I was terrified to go to sleep as I was seriosuly worried I would not wake up.

Today is Saturday, and my leg is back to normal, I have 0 dizzyness, and I only have a slight trace of a headache.

Since I work for myself, I don't have health insurance. I didn't get much work done this week either as I spent most of it laying down.

JM
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Wednesday night I was terrified to go to sleep as I was seriosuly worried I would not wake up.


Terrible feeling isn't it ?
I felt the same when I overdosed on caffiene pills a couple years ago.
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how many caffeine pills did you take and why and what'd it feel like joe bert.

and camper john, you are awesome!
f*** gunshot wounds. real gangsters get half bit by black widow spiders! rock on dood!
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I almost stuck my hand in a black widow web once when I lived in Phoenix. Went to reach into my kitchen cabinet to grab a pan, and "something" stopped me. I looked right where I was going to put my hand and there she was. Well the male was there too. Apparently they hadn't had time to mate and her to eat him. Nailed them both with a different pan from a different cabinet.
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So glad we don't get them here.

Does anyone know if they are common in Australia? :?
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We have red backs - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-back_spider

Sydney funnel webs - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_funnel-web_spider

Mouse Spiders - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mouse_spider

White Tail - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampona_cylindrata

and we have 9 out of the 10 most venomous snakes in the world :P http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0214503/Top%2010.html
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:pale:
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Went to reach into my kitchen cabinet to grab a pan, and "something" stopped me.


It was your spidey sense wasn't it ?
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Apparently they hadn't had time to mate and her to eat him. Nailed them both with a different pan from a different cabinet.



hahahaahahahahahaha. O and apparently to discovery channel, black widows have more potent venom than rattlesnakes.. so go to the hospital lol.
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Oh my that's so gross ... I absolutely hate spiders ... Can't stand the things ... Poor you camperjohn ...
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lol, now I know what to get for a chrissy present for you, RT.
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I am surprised that I haven't been bit more. I am 27 years old, and the average person eats 4 spiders per year in their sleep, so looks like I got lucky by not getting bit by the 108 spiders I consumed during my lifetime.
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vetofunk wrote:
I am surprised that I haven't been bit more. I am 27 years old, and the average person eats 4 spiders per year in their sleep, so looks like I got lucky by not getting bit by the 108 spiders I consumed during my lifetime.


As disgusting as that sounds I've actually heard that stat before. Taking a guess I've swallowed my share of flies in my sleep as well *lol
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I'm a single male - you do NOT want to know the disgusting things I have eaten and places I've put my mouth.

...but I liked it...
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camperjohn wrote:
I'm a single male - you do NOT want to know the disgusting things I have eaten and places I've put my mouth.

...but I liked it...


:hmm:
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camperjohn wrote:
I'm a single male - you do NOT want to know the disgusting things I have eaten and places I've put my mouth.

...but I liked it...

I'm a single male aswell and I don't eat disgusting crap because of it ... or at all for that matter ...
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Well, at least I don't eat that stuff conciously... like camperjohn up there to the north... of this page... NO, THE OTHER WAY!
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I know a girl who went to the hostpital in the middle of the nite because she heard noises in her ear, when she got to the hostpital a tiny roach crawled out of her ear.
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Did you hear about the kid who had the lil nest of spiders in his ear:
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,21685997-2,00.html
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I'm sure camperjohn will eat them ... lol
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Well on the bright side, chances are he never would have had mosquitos buzzing in his ear.
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UPDATE:

After 4 weeks, I am still feeling it the effects of my spider bite. Not really really bad, just lathargic.

Anyway, I figured I would work it off with a little yardwork, so I went outside to pick up the palm leaves that I had cut sometime ago, and put them in the trash bin.

Something told me (my newly aquired spider sense?) to turn over this one branch I had in my hand, and this is what I found:

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Fuc king little fu ck er. This is probably not the one that bit me, as there are probably more in the yard.

I think my heel of my boot surpassed the sound barrier as it stomped on his little face.
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