If you're squeamish, you may want to skip this post!!
Thursday morning I noticed a small white bump on my knee. It was a little sore, but I didn't think anything of it. Friday morning, the bump had grown a little and there was also a little redness around it. Saturday morning, I could barely bend my leg, my knee was stiff, the entire surface of my knee was red and inflamed and it was extremely sore. I originally thought this was just your average infected hair follicle, but after the rest of the symptoms appeared on Saturday, I started to think that this maybe something else.
Now, anyone who knows me also knows that I don't like going to the Dr. and I will endure pain just to keep from going!! (yes...I know it's crazy! LOL!) Well, I started to surf the web thinking that this may be some kind of insect bite. I ran across some spider bite pictures and quickly put on clothes and drove to the nearest after hours Dr.'s office.
Definitely a Spider bite of some kind!!! Not exactly sure of the species, but thankfully it didn't appear to be the infamous Brown Recluse or the Black Widow. So, after removing the top so that it could drain, I was sent home with antibiotics and told to keep pressing to help it drain and use a heating pad to help with the soreness. It's still draining, but the swelling has gone down A LOT!! I have a follow up appointment tomorrow so I'm praying that things will be much better.
Here are a few pictures of what it looked like yesterday. EWWWWW!! Sorry for all of you with weak stomachs like mine. I can barely stand to look at it myself!! OUCH!
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