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A couple weeks ago, the Man convinced me to help him take the dogs out before bed. Usually he takes out alone. Reluctantly I went.
I had Hailey and as we were walking off the porch it felt like there was something on my hand. I thought my sweater or watch was rubbing funny and I was shaking my hand. It was too dark to see anything. Maybe 30 seconds later, my hand started to burn. It felt like it was on fire. I handed Hailey to the Man and said I had to go in, something was wrong.
When I got to the porch, I could see 2 very distinctive bites on my left hand. I also had one that didn't burn very much on my lower back (because I happened to have an itch there as we were going out).
Our best guess is a spider bit me. My hand was red and swollen and painful. The back less so. I took a Benadryl, I iced them, I put an anti-bacterial cream on. I broke out from head to toe in a rash and was soooo itchy, but the burning only lasted maybe 20 minutes.
To the disappointment of the Man, I did not wake up with spider powers. In the morning I was fine and the only evidence of the night before were two very small red dots on my left hand. I hope that this is the one and only time I get bitten by a spider.