July 21, 2009

Total Rambling on a Tuesday Morning

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.

1 comment:

  1. Great reading your blog, chicapie! I signed up to be your FIRST follower, whoohoo! I STILL cannot find my old blog on here, dammit. I want all those writings back. I've learned my lesson and will always save whatever I write to my documents folder from now on. Guess I'll have to start a new blog. You've inspired me! :D


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