There I was watering my plants. Minding my own business. When out of nowhere a wasp comes at me and gets me in the face. @tubbiaswolf refused to suck the poison out so I’m pretty sure I’m going to die. Or lose my cheek.
I do not understand people who find gardening “therapeutic.” While weeding my front flower bed and adding some cuttings generously offered to me by my friends Barry and Carla Green, I had to listen to a dog barking for a solid hour and a half. Why do people leave their dogs outside in this heat? But that’s a rant for another day. Then I had to sacrifice one of my shoes to the wasp gods after I apparently moved their vacation home disguised as my garden hose reel. #waspsting#blackthumb
‼️Warning‼️ Don’t swipe 👉🏻 unless you wanna see my ridiculously swollen arm at it’s worse. It’s better now, you can read 👇🏻 what happened.
So I’ve been a bit inactive the last few days. Thursday I worked out and it took me practically all day. 😂 I also got stung by a wasp, not much of a problem Thursday. On Friday, my arm was just bothering me enough I didn’t workout cause it irritated it more. On Saturday, half my arm was swollen, so I went to the doctor and found out I had a mild allergic reaction, got on medicine and it’s improving now.
Long story short, workouts have been on hold. I’m gonna try to get one in today, but monthly visitor is here so I’m playing it by ear. Chasing the crazy in the first picture is enough of a workout. 😂
My hand got better late yesterday afternoon and was looking normal before I went to sleep last night but woke up this morning looking like this....the swelling is worse and up to my wrist area and it feels kinda numb....I was scratching it while sleeping b/c it was super itchy even with the Benadryl I took. Matt told me to go to ER but made a Doctor’s appointment for later this afternoon... #waspnest#waspsting#waspstingssuck#gardeningproblems#lawncareproblems#insectbite#allergicreaction
Not even a wasp sting right above the eye at 8:45 this morning can keep me from coming to work.
Two good things though.
1. I finished my yard work, and the grass looks pretty good.
2. I always wanted to be able to raise one eyebrow, i.e. The Rock, now my eye is so swollen, I’m doing it all day long! 🤣
Don’t worry, I’m still going to the @Braves game tonight.
Thanks @mizunobaseballnorthamerica for the tix!
Oh Monday! While this scene looks relaxed, it was not earlier when I stepped on a wasp. I was attempting to fill the bird feeders and bam....so we made a baking soda paste and I'm limping around. Man those suckers hurt. And I would hate them except my old college roomie friend @jenniferpantall just told me about how some species help pollinate figs...which we ironically have which is probably why we have wasps. Great. Can't kill em and can't avoid em. On the upside I'm getting waited on very nicely by 2 empathetic children who have both been stung recently....wonder if they can feed me grapes too!
when you got #stung from who knows what #beesting 🐝 or #waspsting while gardening, and still going on with your #weekendToDos ... that’s me. feeling the burn on my leg, and somewhat cramping #ImStubborn . the hubby @sirhchris being a sweetie of a husband, checks my leg with his #microscope 🔬 and handy #scalpel 🗡. he scraped what was on the skin that may still be partial residue, and tried to suck out what he could. but 😔, since I wasn’t quick enough with telling him I got stung and went about my gardening....this is what I get. it’s stinging at the moment now, but I’m still feeling fine-ish
Anyone else ever had TWELVE WASP STINGS on one leg 🔫😱🐝 I've never wanted to pull my trousers down on a public street so much in my life!! I had to cut my jeggings from the bottom up with nail scissors 🙈. #waspsting#hatewasps#theyhadapartyonmyleg 🤣🐝🙈
La corteccia che ci rende più forti!!
Classici rimedi contro la puntura di vespe in assenza di medicine, si rimuove il pungiglione se rimasto dentro la pelle e si mette il fango.. #wasp#wasps#waspsting
Soooo a weird thing happened to me tonight. I decided to bake GF banana bread for a snack tomorrow, reached into my pantry for the eggs and was stung by a wasp! Now I have no idea how he got inside , we don’t even have any around at the moment but I know that bees seem to love me. I’ve been stung many times in the most random of situations and apparently now wasps too. 🐝Well wasps definitely hurt more than bees! This is my family remedy. Organic raw onion cut and held on. It’s a great drawing poultice and it never fails to take away the swelling and pain. A dose of homeopathic Apis Mel and I am all set. No antihistamines needed here. Some lavender oil on this after the onion comes off will help any itchiness too.
I just love natural remedies and I love that they work for us.
Anyone else use the raw onion method? #waspsting#naturalremedies#homecuresthatwork#onionpoultice#rawonion#homeopathy#apismel#crunchycures#essentialoils#familydoctor#healthyself
Do NOT try this at home!! Thought I’d knock out a yellow jacket nest that’s been plaguing us. Turned out to be WAY bigger than I thought. Not a pesticide user, but did zap this hive with spray killer. These things covered me entirely in my bee suit and were definitely trying to kill me. Holy shit! That was dumb...
I was stung by a wasp 6 days ago (pics are from a couple days ago..but its still super itchy)
I had to take benedryl...which sucks cus benedryl will literally make me fall asleep walking.
Of course it was the 2 days i work 10am-6p at one job and then straight to the next job 7p-1230am.
I took #memoryworks right away in the morning and #xfuel when i got to job #2 and i was zooming! Literally couldnt believe how good i felt after taking it.
So yes. These supplements not only helped me through 14 hrs of work, but 14 hrs of work while on benedryl!!! #xenesta#natural#waspsting#energy#mindandbody#pcos#stress#stressfix
Oh no! Miss Tess had a run in or should we say muzzle in with a wasp!! But don't worry she came in and saw Dr. Steele and got some medication to take down the swelling. She'll be good as new in no time.. though you have to admit that pudgy face is pretty darn cute!!! #allergicreaction#waspsting#ouch#vetsofinstagram#yegvets
Knitting and hospitals... any extra healing vibes would be welcome. I’ve been sick this week and now hubs has had a severe allergic reaction. I’m just thankful I was home to convince him to go to the ER.
Know what to do if your dog is stung by a wasp ?🐝 Go to my Facebook Page and listen to what happened to me today! Thanks to @rachelbeanrvn for her First Aid Training, I was well aware of what I needed to do. **please note Bee Stings are different and need a different course of action** firstaidtraining #registeredvetnurse#waspsting#caninefirstaid @melanieharvey72
This is the face of someone who has just been stung by a wasp! We were walking back from school, I was next to the road, and suddenly felt a sharp pain at the top of my left arm. I looked down and saw a wasp stuck on me. I flicked it off in a quick reaction but obviously it was too late. Hence the huge red patch, which is still sore now a few hours later. Argh I hate the little pests! I’ve only been wasp stung 3 times in my life, and every time it’s been similar, I’ve just been going about life, seemingly not bothering them, and they’ve just decided to sting me. I’m just glad it decided to land on me rather than a twin, as it wasn’t far off either of them as you can see. #twins#instatwins#twinstagram#twinsofinstagram#babywearing#toddlerwearing#carrying#carryingisnormal#ispyfispi#fispiseptember#oachasling#wovenwrap#waspsting#tandemcarry
Whilst sketchily piloting a laden touring bike + trailer down a steep, wet, rutted track I managed to catch up with a bee or wasp and catch it in my mouth. Skills! Anyway said insect stung me on the lip which, this morning, has me looking like I’ve had lip fillers and Botox on one side. So today I’m hoping to do the other side!! In case you wondered I managed to extricate said insect in bits, including the sting, without stopping. #madskillz#bike#cycle#touring#beesting#waspsting#swelling
What an eventful last long run ahead of the Berlin Marathon next week! 😆
I was going really well at the goal marathon pace of 4:35min/km until at 9km when I was stung in the lip by a wasp! It *really* hurt and managed to pull out the sting. My lip got really swollen and I had visions of suffering an anaphylactic shock and falling into the canal! 🙈🆘
The surge of adrenaline, panic and my desire to get home asap led me to run the remaining 7km at 10km pace!😨. Not what was on the training plan!
Luckily, after taking an antihistamine the swelling has now subsided! Phew!😅.
I'd like to enjoy my taper now, please!😆