This morning I am listening to the rain, eating my yogurt/blueberry/granola mush with the dog and cats on the couch next to me. What could be better?
Ever since the spider bite, a brown recluse about two weeks ago, I have been a total slug. Not that I need much of an excuse to be a slug but the pain from the bite has made it nearly impossible to do any housework besides laundry, dishes and minimal cooking. Now that I am on the road to recovery I will have to get my ass in gear and clean up this mess.
I had no idea that brown recluse bites were so common. Every time I tell someone what happened to my arm they relate either their own personal story or one about a friend or family member. The range of damage from the bites goes from minimal to large holes in the affected area. Fortunately, I think I will be in the first category as the bruising is shrinking daily and there still is no skin funk.
I am still sleepy even after 3 cups of coffee. I got more sleep last night than I have since the spider bite and was actually able to sleep on my side for awhile. I have been sleeping on my couch on my back with my affected arm on a pillow and until this week had to wrap the arm in an icy cold towel just to keep it from throbbing. I would have to get up every so often to change the towel so I have been sleep deprived for quite some time. I guess it's all catching up to me now.
Nothing more to report from my neck of the Northwest Arkansas woods.