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What happens when a Brown Recluse Spider bites you on the face? Extreme grossness warning on this video: I've heard people tell they were so grossed out by the amount of puss involved in this short vid that they threw up. And, although surgery vids squick me out to no end, for some weird reason, I find it fascinating how much of this goop was in there.

Not for the squeamish.

Uhm. Ew.

Date: 2008-09-29 04:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ndmzero.livejournal.com
I hate to quote Cordelia - but you know, sometimes she says everything necessary. And I have no desire whatsoevcer to see the vid you described. So, I suppose that makes this a driveby post?

Take care.

Re: Uhm. Ew.

Date: 2008-09-29 04:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
That's what the warning is for! Heh.

Of course, there are other folks, like me, who are endlessly fascinated by grossness like this.

The most recent (new) Dirty Jobs with Mike Row featured a fishing boat that specialized in collecting eels for Korean comsumption. What I *didn't* know about fishing eels was that, well, eels are slimeier than anything I could have dreamed of or up. Way disgusting. This video? Was roughly comparable.


Date: 2008-09-29 05:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenaya.livejournal.com
I work in a hospital. A couple of times I've had to go to ER to stand by on a short term anesthesia of abcesses on heroin addicts. The worst was a grapefruit sized abcess on this guy's arm. They use dirty needles and it gets infected. I was told to put on a mask and pour cepacol (sp?) a mouth wash on the mask so all I'd be able to smell was the mouth wash. It helped, but I still wanted to upchuck when the doc sliced the lump and the crap gushed out all over everything.

This vid brings back good times. *g*

Date: 2008-09-29 06:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
That must have been something to see. Wow. That must have really hurt the guy, if he was sensate enough to realize it was even there.

What were those wormy things that came out? (did you watch the vid?)

Date: 2008-09-29 08:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] szeretni.livejournal.com
I don't know, I'm kinda fascinated by stuff like that... :P
What always makes me feel sick is when someone pukes, that's difficult for me to handle. Puss and blood, not so much, but still that vid was kinda yucky.

What disturbed me the most was all the shouting and yelling though, I had to turn off the sound cause it annoyed me.

And I kept thinking, man he should really go see a doc... Then I remember that he's American and I just watched Michael Moore's Sicko, so I know he'd probably not get any help and if he got help it'd cost like a thousand dollars or something. ;)

Date: 2008-09-29 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Heh. I didn't even THINK to put my headphones on while it was running. I didn't realize until about half-way that even was sound. But you really don't need to listen to the sound.

Well...I haven't seen Moore's Sicko, but he would have been able to go to a clinic or urgent care room, or maybe to a hospital. But yeah, a typical emergency room visit here can cost $100 to get through the door, and then more $$ when you actually get treated.

I'm lucky in that if I was NOT covered by insurance (and I'm fortunate that I'm on a really good plan becuz of hubby's job) Los Angeles has a decent county health program, where you can go in and get treated. I used to use it when we weren't insured. I'd take my kids there, and the folks who worked at the clinic I went to were really nice and very decent. I liked it so much, in fact, that I called them when we did get insurance, and was surprised to find out that, if I went there with insurance, I'd have to pay $400 to get help there. It was for uninsured folks *only*.

Yeah. US health care is very weird right now.

Date: 2008-09-29 10:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] schmusimausi73.livejournal.com
Someone's been reading Big Girl Pants ;)

Date: 2008-09-29 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Sure have!

It's one of my two Must Go to forums. If only for the interesting stuff that comes up.

And oops. Usually I credit the person who finds these things on the posts I make. Forgot to do it this time.

Date: 2008-09-29 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khek.livejournal.com
Ew, ew, ew! Not looking, not looking...

Seriously, one of my acquaintances got bitten by a brown recluse spider on the back. Because it's not common around here, she was misdiagnosed, and ended up in the hospital, almost dying before they figured out what it was. She had to have a chunk of necrotized (sp?) skin removed, and went through a couple months of skin grafts.

Date: 2008-09-29 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Hmm. I don't think I saw signs of necrotic tissue on the guy's face. It could be he didn't know what kind of spider bit him, but whatever did bite him, wow.

Date: 2008-09-29 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nialla42.livejournal.com
Not looking at the vid, but one of my multitude of cousins got a bite on the front of her lower leg while living with our grandmother when she was finishing her last year of high school (her father was transferred out-of-state, but she wanted to finish school here).

Most disgusting thing I ever saw, and I don't think I ever want to see anything like it again. They did have to cut out a section of necrotic tissue about the size of a quarter, which left a pit on her leg, but they didn't have to do skin grafts.

Date: 2008-10-04 04:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennywren102.livejournal.com
Okay, that was certainly the grossest thing I've seen since...Toonces burst his tumor sac (pretty similar). What I want to know is how you got "brown recluse" out of that.

Date: 2008-10-04 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
Apparently the original uTube entry said he'd been bitten by a Brown Recluse. Of course, I don't know for sure. But, that was the claim.

Toonces? **runs off to google**

Date: 2008-10-04 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennywren102.livejournal.com
If you Google "Toonces" you'll get references to a skit on Saturday Night Live from back in the 1970's. Originally written by Steve Martin, it involved a married couple who allowed their brown tabby cat "Toonces" to drive their car. "Toonces The Driving Cat" skits even had their own jingle, since they became so popular that new episodes were written for several years (including a hilarious "Tooncinator" episode).

We have a cat named Toonces, too. He's an older dilute red tabby who found us last year with a gigantic (and I mean, the size of a grapefruit) tumor hanging off his throat. He's had many health issues, and at one point he burst the sac surrounding his tumor. The result was much like the video you posted. Recently the tumor was removed and we have a brand-new, highly-improved spunky, happy Toonces.

I think I've neglected to tell his story on my LJ. Sorry 'bout that. I'll try to post photos and updates as soon as I can.

Date: 2008-10-05 12:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gategrrl.livejournal.com
I used to LOVE SNL in the seventies (it was one of the few shows my mother let me watch past my school bedtime ie after 10pm on the weekend) but I don't remember Toonce at all!

Poor kitty! That sounds disgusting; I'm glad you were finally able to have the tumor removed. I love orange cats.



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