"I think that people appreciate it when you're real". Meanwhile, the bite underneath her left eye continued to worsen, even turning black as dead tissue developed. "I had muscle spasms, then I had a body rash all over". We all go through hard stuff.
Meghan Linsey is dealing with the aftermath of being bit by a spider in her sleep in February, and has been updating fans throughout the recovery process.
Linsey, who was the runner-up on the show's eighth season, woke up to a "stinging sensation" on her face in her home in Nashville on February 12. I looked and in my right hand was a dead spider. It has been confirmed that I was bit by a brown recluse spider, one of two of the most poisonous spiders in the US.
Linsey told her Instagram followers that she knew she must have been bitten when she started to experience some of the symptoms associated with a brown recluse bite, including, "excruciating nerve pain in my face, muscle spasms, full body rash, extreme swelling. etc", and an open sore that she later described as "a hole on [her] face".
Although she saw a doctor immediately, the antibiotics and saline didn't do anything to stop her eye from swelling shut.
"This scenario is literally on the top of my nightmare list", she wrote in the Instagram post. I am still dealing with the wound on my face, but I finally found the right meds to control the nerve pain. They tell people to not look up things on WebMD, and I had looked up everything on WebMD and I had every symptom. The stinging was bad and I knew it had to be poisonous.
"I was supposed to be getting better, but I was getting worse - up until day nine, which is when the symptoms stopped happening and the necrosis started on my face", she recalled. I know I'm not out of the woods on this yet, but I am so incredibly grateful for my health and I will never take it for granted again. She went through an experimental hyperbaric chamber treatment, according to People, in addition to a gel called Stratamed, which is able to treat wounds while also having on makeup. I will be getting back in the studio this week, to work on the new record!
The star was anxious about, what she describes as the "hole on my face", as she was about to go on tour and admits that her make-up routine is now much more extreme as she puts several layers over the bite. The singer said the treatment has helped but she still has a scar on her face which has changed her makeup routine.
"I'm one of those people that just throws it on and goes, but now I have to put three or more layers on this one area of my face", she explains. I'm like, What am I going to do? "It's not talked about a lot and I have a way to get the word out". "Thank you everyone for all the love and support you've shown me during these hard months", she wrote.