So many of you know that I am a beekeeper, and enjoy it immensely. This is a very busy time of year for us, making sure that all the hives have plent of room for them to keep producing honey, and not swarming.
Thursday evening we went down to MIL's to check on a hive there, and work on a boat for her, she lives on a small lake. I went for the soul purpose of swimming, real swimming for exercise. After crossing the cove multiple times, and recovering by floating on my back for a few minutes I get out of the lake, and am drying off, and suddenly out of NO WHERE....WHAM!!! I was stung smack dab center of my forehead. I was not the one working the bees, and wasn't aware that they were thoughrouly pissed off d/t my H tearing their brood box open, looking for queen cells. So with wet hands I "pull" out the stinger, and go about drying off, gathering tools from working on the boat. A couple minutes later the sting is hurting worse, Yup the stinger was still in. So I recieved a full dose of angry honeybee venom. By bedtime I had the look of a Klingon. I dosed up with benadryl, and slept with an Ice pack on my face. Friday morning I arise to not being able to open my eyes, mouth, nose, head the whole thing swollen. I vaguely resembled a sharpei.
Off to the Dr. She gives me oral steroids. I'm not sure at this point which was worse, the sting, or the cure to my response to the sting. I have snapped at my H, my kids, random people in traffic, and understand how 'Roid rage occurs. Doing a rapid wean off the roids, and hoping that I will be back to me by tomorrow.
My kids and spouse took great pleasure in laughing at me all weekend.
There is no real point to this story other than I wanted to share it. I hope I brought a smile to your day.