Wasp sting and major swelling - I just need to complain a wee bit. I put a call into the doc's office today - this is day 2 without getting better. On the 4th, unbeknownst to me, a wasp crawled under my big toe and stung me. I was wearing sandles, so the wasp crawled between the sole of my sandle and my toe. I stepped on him - I had no clue he was there. Of course he didn't like it and stung me like crazy. I ended up ripping a sandle strap from the sole to get my fingers under there to pull him off me. As I get older, with each bee sting the more allergic I am. My breathing was labored the night of the 4th, 4 hours after the sting. I took oral Benadryl and applied a baking soda paste to the puncture wound - so I took care of myself. But, yesterday and today, my foot, ankle and lower leg are so swollen I can't get flip flops on. It is throbbing and painful. I can't walk, I can't drive, and if I'm lucky I can shuffle around.
The unusual thing about all of this.....I've been stung maybe 3 times in the last 3-4 years, but each time I've been stung it has been in the same manner. A wasp/yellow jacket crawls between the sole of my sandle and up under my toes and stings me when I unknowingly step on them. All I can think is "get out of town!" This is too wierd. "Alright Wasp, you have my attention, now what do you want?!"
So, Mouse I thought of you on the 4th as I was nursing my wound. It didn't affect my arms - no wings involved - but my land mobility sure has been hindered! I figured at least I was in good company. However, that was the 4th. Today is the 6th and I'm just plain 'ol tired of it and getting crankier by the hour.