The Squeeze Bit Back

Odd title but it is the only explanation I could think of after looking at my blown up pointer finger.   It was around 2 p.m. this afternoon when I decided I would wipe my window sills and shine up the windows with some Windex and paper towels.  I finished all of my rooms and was on my last bedroom window when I saw out of the corner of my eye a black bug that seem to drop from behind the furniture onto the carpet next to my foot.   My quick thinking was not to step on it especially on my carpet and so I decided to grab it with my paper towel in hand.  I did but as I opened my hand to check,  it moved and I squeezed but not before he got me, with his bite. ” Ouch and wow!  and all kinds of not so nice words left my moth,” as  I quickly dropped the towel and bug and realized it was a black spider.

I  seem to fly into the bathroom and ran the hot water onto my finger and added some liquid soap and then poured a half bottle of peroxide and I tell you it stung and I could feel the throbbing.  All I could see was little bump but I  decided to look up the danger of a spider bite on the computer.   I read about the different types and if it was a black or brown color,  it could be fatal in some cases.  Now I know I am basically a calm person but in this instance I became a coward and it seemed within minutes of reading the symptoms I could feel them happening to me.

None of my neighbors were home and so I thought why bother 911 when I could drive?    And so I drove to the Urgent Care facility a few miles down the road and fortunately it wasn’t crowded and they didn’t seem anxious when I described my situation.   After a short waiting period the kind doctor checked my finger and listened to the happenings.  He then smiled as he told me it would be alright as I had taken the right action by cleansing it, to prevent infection.   Just to be safe he prescribed an antibiotic and told me to keep an eye on it for the next 24-48 hours.

I left there relieved with prescription in hand and just a tingling  in my finger.   About an hour ago, I took my first dose of medicine and my finger looks almost normal .  I did promise myself that never again will I think I can squeeze the life out of a spider but just to ignore it or get the spray.

By the way what would you have done?

Current Mood:Surprised emoticon Surprised

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