I was bitten by a Violin Spider about 18 months ago on the right hand side of my neck. No idea how he got there or why he chose that spot – but perhaps it was the universe trying to point something out to me which I failed to notice.
It was then that I discovered a lump on the left hand side of my neck. I didn’t think anything of it. I had no discomfort or pain from it. It was just there. I assumed it was a swollen gland caused by the spider bite. I did some research on spider bites and some sites suggested there may be swelling for a few months.
I did see my GP at the time who provided me with a cream for the bite. It healed quickly and life went on.
However, the lump was still there.
Almost 18 months later, I returned to my GP with a sore foot. I am seldom ill so I don’t frequent my GP very often, so whilst I was there I pointed out that I had a lump on my neck which had been there for quite some time. He pocked and prodded a bit and thought it required some investigation.
So this is the start of my story……..