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Friday, September 5, 2014

attacked 2, the sequel

On Wednesday, I was once again bicycling along, my neck all a-itch from Tuesday's bee attack.  I was thinking I could use a "counter irritant".  My step-father-in-law introduced us to that term.  He's a retired medical doctor, and he confessed to sometimes administering treatments for the sole purpose of giving patients something unpleasant to deal with in order to take their mind off the primary unpleasant thing.

"A shot of milk in the butt usually did the trick"

So as I was thinking that I wouldn't like a shot of milk in the butt, nature provided my counter irritant.  In the form of yet another bee!  Really??

This one viciously attacked my right hand.  Divebombed me similarly to the first bee bully, plunging its stinger all the way through my glove.  I had to pull over, remove my glove, then remove the hammering stinger.  By then, the damage was done.





I hoped I had efficiently cut off the nasty thing, and that there would be little lasting effects. But by yesterday afternoon, the telltale poofiness had begun












By this morning, my hand had taken on a certain club-like appearance



I'd say it worked, I've hardly been bothered by the neck mound since.  

But enough already!  I can't remember the last time I was bee stung before this, and here I am with two stings in two days.  I've rarely been a fan of sequels.

I think I'm ready to say good-bye to summer now.
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19 comments:

  1. My neighbor is a giant hypochondriac and is still in the throws of "recovering" from a wasp sting two weeks ago. Here you are, the victim of two bat....uh....bee attacks. I'm glad not to have had your doctor relative. Nothing like breaking an ankle to make you forget it was sprained to begin with.

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    1. Suggest a shot of milk for your neighbor's butt.

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  2. OMG what is it with you and bees! How unlucky can you get. It must be something you are wearing. :D

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    1. Magnum says I'm just "so sweet", but I know that's not it.

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  3. Holy FUCK! Are you allergic? Wow. Here's to no more suicidal bees.

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    1. I think the answer is, "f*ck yeah".

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  4. Growing up I went everywhere barefoot, and stepped on a fair number of bees. The honey variety never really bothered me more than mosquito bites, but one time a yellow jacket wasp flew up my shorts leg while I was riding a 4 wheeler and stung me a number of times before I was able to dislodge it. I was sick for about a week after that. The buggers. Hope you heal up soon.

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    1. I remember stepping on a bee when I was a kid, but I don't think I swelled up quite so much then. Maybe the bees are getting stronger? I do feel a little "off" in addition to the swelling and don't know if it's a symptom of the allergy or just from lack of good sleep.

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  5. Remember that time when something in your bed stung you on the foot? Puffed up so bad, you couldn't go to work -- and we didn't have a phone yet! I had to carry you to a pay phone to call in sick. 'Member?

    Guess all those pre-stings didn't boost your immunity toward them, judging from that paw.

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    1. I remember ALL that, especially with this little walk down memory lane!
      I was fairly new to that job too, and bothered to already be calling in sick (fat footed). Good thing I had your beast-of-burden-ness to at least get me to a phone!

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  6. Oh ouch!!!! That looks terrible :(

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  7. OMG. Seriously!? Here I was expecting an update on your neck. Not another attack! You're going to have to start wearing a beekeeper's suit. Sheesh.
    What are you going to do now, to forget about your hand? I'm almost afraid to find out.

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    1. Ha! You're the second person who's suggested a beekeper suit. Another suggestion was tequila...

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  8. The bees go for the sweet nectar, ya know.

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    1. Maybe so. I don't think those two were the sharpest bees in the hive.

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  9. You need a break! What is happening with these bees! Your poor hand.

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  10. The bees know a cold snap is coming and they have lost their minds. That's my theory.

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  11. Bizarre... and I haven't even worked my way up to reading about the next sting.

    My husband has swollen up like that from a sting, too. He immediately ran to the Patient First for treatment.

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