Friday, July 2, 2010


So I am not a big fan of bugs in general -especially spiders.  I used to be terrified of spiders.  Now I have relentless need to smush all that cross my path.  Well, I do not know if the spiders send a Guido wasp or what, but last Thursday I stepped out my door to go get my mail from the mailbox.  All of a sudden there was this intense pain on my left index finger's knuckle - probably the worst pain I have felt in a long time.  I immediately recognized that I was being stung and flung the SOB across the porch into our poly vinyl fencing (there was a definite thud). 
I grumbled in pain down to the mailbox and retrieved the mail.  Came back into to the house grumbling louder.  My chest started to feel tight, and I started to feel faint.  I thought great - that SOB is going to send me to the ER.  It was like I felt the wasp's venom running up my arm and into my chest - like the SOB hit a vein.  I sat down at the kitchen table and put my head between my knees and finally the tightness in my chest began to subside and the faintness disappeared.
It this point my husband popped out of his office to see what all the commotion was - which was not the easiest to explain at that point other than I had a wasp sting and not doing well.  I washed up the wound and put some hydrocortisone cream on it, but it itched like a motherfudger and was swelling.  So, of course the next step was antihistamines and ice/heat rotation.
Here is a pic of what it looked like before antihistamines and ice/heat rotation:

The hand finally returned to normal by Monday of this week except the sting site still had a little red spot.  I figured that it was just taking its time to heal.
Today, the sting spot and surrounding area started to itch like a motherfudger again and hive up like an allergic reaction.  So, I clean up the spot AGAIN.  More antihistamines...snoooze.... and I am hoping that this will resolve on its own.  I really do not want to have to go to the doctor just because some Guido wasp was sent to give me a message about smushing spiders.  I think I need to reiterate - I hate bugs.....
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