Sunday, September 21, 2008

Apparently, I'm delicious

This is a current picture of my stomach.

You will notice a few small moles, but mainly you can see four huge red splotches. I think these are spider bites (at least that's what I've had two people tell me). I haven't been to a doctor, but I'm pretty sure that's what they are. This is not the first time this had happened to me. A few weeks ago I had them on my legs, and about a month before that I had some on my stomach and two big ones on my back.

Craig is not convinced that these are spider bites. He has no marks on him at all, and thinks that I'm getting bitten at the barn. I think if something flew up my shirt and bit me four times, while I was riding or grooming or whatever, that I would have noticed it. He thinks that if spiders are biting me in our bed that he would be getting bitten too. I say that he's probably getting bitten but I just have an allergic reaction to them, and he doesn't.

Either way, these damn bites are extremely itchy, even after I've been using Benadryl cream on them. They take a really long time to go away, too, so that makes it really pleasant. The bad thing is that one of them is right where my bra sits and it gets rubbed all day. I'm sure that won't make it heal any faster.

Damn spiders. I think we're going to bug bomb the house here soon. That should take care of them!


craig said...

thought you said you didn't want to show people your extra nipples. Sexxy!

AnnL said...

Chiggers!! Do the red splotches have little white blisters in the center? Chiggers! One time, years ago, the barn I boarded at got a load of hay from the south that was loaded with chiggers! Horrible things! The itching drove me mad. Try some alcohol on them. Other people said to paint nail polish on them to smother the chigger, but I never tried that. Cortisone cream might help more than the benadryl.

Oh, ugh. More than 10 years ago and I still shudder at the thought of them. Good luck!


Caroline said...

Yep, you've definitely got a spider sleeping with you (or at least hitting you for the midnight smorgasbord). Especially if the bumps are more raised flat areas instead of raised pointy bumps.

Also, it's not uncommon for only one person to get bitten - you really are the more delicious of the two. :) As for the bug bomb, I find they usually eat their fill, maybe twice, then move on. If you get hit a third time though, drastic measures might be necessary.

Wiola said...

OMG, that looks painful!! I have a spider phobia, if spiders did that to me I would sleep in a tent over my damn bed! ;))
Hope you catch/kill the buggers!

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