2 months after initial bite -
I feel my ordeal is over and I'm back to normal.
The wound doesn't hurt even though it isn't finished healing. I
have full use of my leg. My energy levels are back to 'high'.
The wound's edge still has a purplish cast and
increases the more I stand on my leg. At this point people think
I had a bad burn. I still put Vitamin E oil on it once a day and
lotion as needed. There will be no need for plastic surgery.
I haven't developed a spider phobia but I do
practice more caution and look closely at every spider I see. I
also examine every little bite or sore spot that appears with great
There are those that say my bite can't be from a
Brown Recluse Spider since these spiders aren't known to live in
Wisconsin and I didn't catch the culprit. (I argue that with world
travel these days and the climate changes, the spiders could be
anywhere.) I am open to hearing
what could cause such a bite if not a BRS? Please
send details and pictures
of these other spiders or insects and their resulting wounds. It
is hard to protect yourself from getting bit again when you are not
certain what got you or where and when. (Analysis of my bite from a