first of all i would like to thank all who showed concerned and sent good thoughts my way throughout this ordeal with my leg. certainly this has contributed to my quick healing so that in less than three weeks i am much further along than the doctor said i would be in 3 months.
in particular i would like to thank as many people as i can identify.
newport and glaxony for the blue vervain. i drank shots of the tincture and ate capsules of it freely. the manuka honey (thanks to whoever suggested that) worked so well in the wound i didnt deviate much from that and never got to use the vervain in the wound as a result.
Cautious Guinea Pig gave me some good advice about dmso and vit c. i was able to use it once and it certainly sped up the healing.
problem was that the bite was far advanced and i did not use it until after the excision and the staph infection was systemic. it was then a fairly dangerous thing to do as the staph toxins got mobilized. i toughed it out and gained in the long run but certain do this as soon as you think its recluse. good job, cgp.
i received other advice about healing poultices, some in private so i wont mention them in public but it has all helped and i have tried various of them only to go back to the honey which worked the best imho. one of them did reference uniquitys post here:
uny and the messenger are quite cool people.
youve been here a long time, my friend, and you really came through for me in this. thanks for the herbs you sent. i have always had good results with barefoots products and i am eating these bone flesh and cartilage like they are candy. awesome.
fivetoedsloth hagood info on magnets, thank you.
john had a good post about the danger of staph toxins
i used muscardins advice about magnesium which was very helpful.
pixer, this pirate can use every scrap of scripture he can get.
thank you much.
opihikaobob, i wont hold the MMS against you but boy did you nail the maluka honey.
if i had been using it all along i think the excision would have been unnecessary. thank you.
vektek, your kind offer and good thoughts were much appreciated.
i sincerely thank you.
twilight of mortals
your good wishes by no means went unnoticed. thank you both. the manuka honey is a winner. i am still using it.
more good stuff from muscardin
utterg and mrgreenhousewhy, youre in there and much appreciated.
agingtree, thanks for your company.
i didnt need the gse and such but the backup was comforting indeed.
i really appreciated your post and know its right on. i can tell the difference now with the olive leaf i am eating in the bfc. all the best in what is sure to be coming trials for you ahead there in jordan.
ginagirl, i love ya. i wated too late for several things but boy have i learned a lot. thanks, kiddo.
johnny apple bomb
shame on me for not having a way to zap. thanks.
#89471, from one a**hole to another, i still feel the love coming through, you prick.
doc 10, i havent forgotten you. how could i? even so, i appreciated your contribution in my time of need. thank you.
illys / elisah and Whispering Wind, thank you for your input as well.
thanks to the webmaster for making all of this possible.
and thanks to anyone else, seen and unseen, who have followed along and/or been rooting for me. my apologies to anyone i may have overlooked. you all helped and i am most grateful.
be well everyone