"I actually saw the wound the next day," she said. "It looked like you could see her ribs. [The doctor] took 40 pounds, the size of a football or a loaf of bread off her breast and the muscle behind."
At first, Franklin couldn't use her arm or legs, but slowly she has been regaining use of her limbs, which have swelled to large, she has difficulty walking.
Dapaa called a friend, who is an exterminator to fumigate the house.
"I see spiders all the time," said Franklin. "But I never knew how dangerous they were. This is very serious. I live in a neighborhood with a lot of children and they play with spiders."
"That spider can kill you," she said. "Its main job is to get in the skin like Pac-Man and eats your flesh and destroys your tissue. That's why I put the story out there. I had never heard of it and wanted to make sure the community knew about it."
"I am working with therapy, going through redressing myself," she said. "I can wash and take a shower. I can't stand for long periods of time. I am walking with a walker."
Franklin said she remains optimistic and plans to move in with her sister Valerie -- at least until she can climb the stairs to her second-floor bedroom in her own home.
"I'm glad it took my breast," she said. "If I had to lose an arm or leg I'd have been torn up. They can do reconstruction on my breast."