Originally Posted by FreeTheWeasel
I've recovered physically, but the emotional trauma and heightened sense of paranoia will last a lifetime.
you've got that straight. As a college kid I went canoeing one weekend down the St. Croix River. We got a late start Friday p.m., and when we came out of the water to make camp it was dark. I was in shorts. We pulled the canoes up right into the midst of a patch of PI the size of Cincinnati; and then of course proceeded to go back and forth through the patch to unload the gear.
Two days later I was at the doctor, I was a solid mass of blisters from ankles to navel. Think about it. Happy to say that later I fathered four children. I learned that cortizone comes in injection form, and that even then it takes a long
for the PI to dry up.
I don't wear shorts when hiking now. Ever. Anywhere.
Grizz the PI traumatized