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Feb Update 2012
Hello again readers,
this is our 17th Birthday edition .
In my last update I was going into hospital to have my knee replaced WELL,
I asked for an xray and it revealed it was not my knee so much but I had been living with 2 fractured bones in my lower leg and being made by the physio’s at the hospitals to walk on it.
I am now wheel chair bound and do not know yet when they can be fixed.
So I will carry on regardless giving talks to groups ,with the first lecture scheduled for next Tuesday evening.
It never ceases to amaze me how after 17 years ,giving lectures and showing people the devastating effects of the white tail spider bite. I am still finding people that have never heard of this spider.
One person told me he picks them up and puts them out side ,I asked what was he using to do this and he said a tissue !!!!!!!!!!. He claims he could not kill them.
Then I heard from the parent of a new victim that went to a major hospital for help and was told there is nothing they can do!!!!!!!!!!!!
Honestly running a support group is not easy and it doesn’t make you rich.
The only thing that is good about it is I am helping those who want to listen
To what this some what small spider can do and I have many testimonials that are in my second book .
I have many good colleagues who assist me with up to date information on the spider world and they are at Uni SA Uni Melbourne plus Uni Qld .
I only have to ask and they send me the latest info so I am sure that what I am saying is the latest .
The latest report from Uni Melbourne venom research unit, is questioning the use of anti Venom in regards to the Red Back Spider bite , after reports came in where victims have become quite ill after receiving it.
The question -- Is it better to use a pain killer instead of Anti Venom?
In the case of a Red back bite and by intra muscular or Intra veinous methods.
Tests are being carried with newer victims .Results will be published when I get them.
Last evening we had the biggest wolf spider come indoors ,he would have measured 2 ½ inches across he was dispatched to heaven.
In my last update I spoke of the La Nina weather pattern that is reeking havoc
Interstate and how I believed it had not finished its run ,
Well sure enough its still causing big problems with floods and I feel for the poor people who have lost everything due to this .
It is a strange phenomenon and I just wish that South Australia could get some of that water without the devastation of course, we really need it.
Until next time please be careful and don’t become the next victim.
Dame Helen Midgley .D St J. AREMT 1. JP .