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5 years 9 months ago #48335 by Shane
Just got back from the clinic after having a tetanus shot. Seems the prickly feet I experienced weren't feet at all. Got tagged on the elbow, which explains the lack of pain. I felt a prick, but at the time I was more concerned about getting my wife to get the camera. I thought nothing of it at the time. This morning, I noticed a swollen area on my elbow, and it was quite sensitive. Then I started experiencing lower back pain. In the beginning, it was just a little bit of discomfort, but through the day it has progressed to the point where it is rather uncomfortable. I was still convinced it was nothing. The final straw, was the spasming in my lower back and right buttock. It feels like a pinched nerve. Also have some joint pain in my right hip. I can't bend over, as I get a shooting pain in my ass and muscle spasming. It is not nearly as bad as what Cascade experienced, but it is very uncomfortable.

Something else that is interesting, I was bitten on the left elbow, but most of my pain (besides the kidneys) is on the right side of my body. Also experiencing random hotspots. It's hard to explain, but it's a burning feeling that occurs in my forearm. It comes and goes. Not too bad really, just interesting.

Seems I've been making every mistake in the book lately. :blush:

Will post a pic of the bite site once my wife figures out how to use her new phone

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #48338 by U Kruger
Funny, I didn't know I was being bit either.
Hope you recover quick.
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5 years 9 months ago #48339 by Shane
What did you get tagged by Meteor?

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5 years 9 months ago #48342 by Calvin
Wow that's quiet something. Hope you feel better Shane, watch out for those pricks man ;)

Thanks for the report though, interesting how the venom affected you.

Get better!

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5 years 9 months ago - 5 years 9 months ago #48356 by U Kruger
It is a very good report.
I had a bite from an Golden baboon spider while searching in my veld. The pain was a hard knock for a tough laaitie like me:)
Conserning the bite itself, I think it only hurts if you see the teeth moving, ne Shane.
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5 years 9 months ago #48360 by Shane
You're quite right Meteor. If you don't see something happening, you often won't feel it, or be barely aware of it.

I didn't feel the tetanus shot in my shoulder last night, and was very surprised when the lady said she was done.

From reading the TKG, my biggest fear was tetanus. I know it's unlikely, but I wasn't going to take the chance. At least now I'm in the clear for the next 10 years, and I can handle my T's without worrying about that.

I still have lower back pain, but I can bend over without the shooting pain in my ass. Seems this will blow over pretty soon.

I'm sure it would have been alot worse if it were an adult, and I got tagged in an area with more blood vessels in it.

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