When I had my spider bite last June I thought I had the flu. I was "unconscious" for 36 hours - dead asleep except for brief periods to stumble to the bathroom and call in sick for work. Someone from work had to come get me to take me to the doctor. I couldn't drive. The first day, my elderly neighbor who I keep an eye on called to see if I was ok because she saw my car in the driveway. It sure was good to know that someone would notice if I didn't follow my usual routine.