*I know a lot of people can relate to this story. I can’t possibly be the only one who imagines these crazy things happening that involve the toilet. I close the top of the commode so snakes won’t be able to climb up from the sewer. I check before I squat to pee just to make sure nothing is creeping up there. Hey, TMI, is what you might be thinking. But tell that to the lady who was bitten by a spider while she was on the toilet. The same one that ended up going to the hospital numerous times to have operations.
Lauren Boddy from England noticed the red mark on her leg as she sat on the toilet, but didn’t think much of it until the next day, when she couldn’t ignore the pain.
She told The Sun, “I could barely put any weight on the leg,” and said the bite kept getting more red, bigger and “looked like it was full of pus”.
“It was really bizarre. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life,” she added.
She went to the hospital, but was sent home with antibiotics. Two days later she was back.
“I was shivering, had a red line running down my thigh and the bite area was oozing pus,” she said.
This time she was placed on an antibiotic drip. The doctors had found a bite that was 10cm-deep, and told Boddy they had to operate.
“It was such a big hole that they had to pack it, it couldn’t be stitched. I had to go back every other day to have it seen to,” Boddy said.
But wait. There’s more. Boddy wasn’t the only one who got bit by the spider. Apparently her boyfriend, who had been watching the kids during her illness, got bit too.
And the bite was done in a very intimate area: his testicles!
Here we go again, the doctors must’ve thought.
In the meanwhile, fearing that nasty spider was still inside, and threatening to bite her kids, Ms. Boddy cleaned her house from top to bottom.
It didn’t help. A few weeks later as she was lying in bed with one of her kids, she felt a bite on her back.
She went back to the hospital.
“This time, surgeons had to take a chunk of skin from my lower back, even removed some of my tattoo. I was gutted,” she said.
A short time later, when she wasn’t even looking for it, there it was. That nasty insect was resting on a piece of clothing.
See the photo directly below. You can tell that nasty spider is full. Look how fat it is!
Boddy placed a bottle on top of it so she could show us…before smashing it to smithereens!
She said as horrible as that might sound to insect lovers, she’d do it again in a heartbeat.