In March 2018, I woke up one morning with a large hot spot on the inside of my upper thigh, apparently a bug bite. I didn’t think much of it, assuming it would just go away after a while. However, it continued to worsen, and by the end of the week I could barely walk because of the pain and inflammation.
My coworkers were quite concerned and pressured me to see a doctor or go to a hospital emergency room. I never saw what bit me, but a couple of friends did some internet research and declared it was probably a brown recluse spider, whose bite is considered quite poisonous and potentially life-threatening.
I wasn’t tempted to seek medical help, though. I felt at peace about relying on Christian Science for healing. However, I really wanted the pain to go away—and fast!