Sigh....men....

So, I got bit by a moderatley poisonous spider while sleeping.  I sleep with my arms above my head and the little bugger bit me under the arm.  So then, because it's a dark, often damp(I work out alot) place, the already venom infected bite, got double infected!  So my armpit is swollen, the doc called it an abcess, and my arm is basically useless.  Just moving it, or letting it sit too long and get sweaty, aches.  It hurts more then labour did!  And the pain is the kind that makes your stomach cramp up and threaten expulsion.
 
I got some medication for it.  Ten days.  The medication also makes me nauseous.  And it gives me a headache, but the doc said these are fairly normal side effects. 
 
So I'm sore, nauseous, and irritated.  And Joey is doing little to appease this.
 
He won't help me with our daughter unless I beg him.  And then he curses the whole time.  This weekend I got him to get up with her and he did, and he fed her breakfast, and then lunch, and then I decided to crawl out of bed and check the damage.  Well, the second he saw me he started whining that he had to do everything and how, even though I can barely use one arm, I should now take over total care for her.  Ever change a diaper with one arm?  And the arm that cradles my daughter's head when I lay her down is the one that is useless.  So I basically drop her the last six inches into her crib.  Dressing her is a battle too, she hates clothes and it's so painful to use both arms.
 
If the medication doesn't work they have to cut my armpit open and manually remove the infection.  I was told to take it easy while I took the meds to help aid their progress.  But I can't!!  And now I'm probably looking at surgery!

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johnnycake
johnnycake

this must be \"Harass Jolene\" month. It\'s been awful for you.

How about an update on the bite? Is your arm still hurting>
joleneLS
joleneLS

lol, naw, I finally got some really strong antibiotics and it took care of it awhile. I\'m still on them to finish it up. It\'s not really pick on Jolene month, I just use my journals to bitch...everyone wants to hear the good news so I can always unload that, but no one wants to hear the troubles so that\'s where all this goes! It sort of makes me sound like a whiney nag...which...being female...I sort of am....