Friday, July 24, 2009

Sting Like a Bee...

...Cry like a baby. Or rather, scream like a potty-mouth.

I got stung by a wasp while picking blackberries last night.

"Ow! Ow! Fuck! Fuckity fuck fuck fuck!" I howled as I scurried down the ladder and ran far away from the blackberry bushes. (Thankfully, the kids were in the house!)

Thing is, I knew there were wasps in the bushes, I'd always been careful and when I saw a wasp, I knew it was time to move away and go to another section of berries. I got distracted last night when the Husband was ogling my butt while I was bent over on the ladder and he called to me. Yeah- blame the husband!

I got stung on my ring finger and I took my ring off and I can't get it back on yet. My knuckle is still swollen and it's hard to bend, and now, it is starting to itch, itch, itch. I miss my ring. I don't think I have ever seen my finger so swollen before and it's interesting to see how big my knuckle is. I hope the swelling goes down soon, at least it doesn't hurt anymore.
In yard sale news:: We did pretty good today. Sold some bigger items and made over $100. Whoo-hoo! Looking forward to tomorrow and hope we have repeat success.


DJ Kirkby said...

Oooh nasty. That has put me right off blackberry picking now. It is almost time to start over here but now I want to wear gloves!

jenny said...

Dj-- I don't mean to put you off berry-picking. I will still go back and pick berries from the same spot, only this time I'll make sure Hubby stays away from me! :o) My finger is still swollen-- I thought it would have gone down by now. I'm tempted to lance it, but I don't know if that will help. Woke me at 4 this morning with the itching-- argh!

Carol said...

I once got into a sleeping bag with a wasp (obviously I didn't know it was in there!!)...the results were not pretty!!

Hope the swelling goes down soon

C x

Baker's Venom Cleanser for Sting Cure said...

With the beginning of summer comes the blooming of trees, gardens and flowers, which in turn attracts bees and wasps of all kinds. But that is not the end of the worry of a sting. Many stings take place during the fall months. Reason being, bees and wasps are cold blooded insects and they linger around people in order to absorb the body heat of humans, therefore increasing the chances of getting stung.

Last week, I witnessed a 4 year old girl with her hand and forearm swollen to her elbow, from a wasp sting that she received to her fingertip the day before. The sight of her hand and arm brought tears to my eyes because I knew that if she had had Baker's Venom Cleanser Bee Sting Cure available when see was stung, none of her discomfort would have elevated to that extreme point of swelling and discomfort.

Our web site has under gone some new additions worth taking a look at. 1988 investigative news video footage by George Ciccarone of Cincinnati's WKRC-TV interviews founder Ray Baker, a pharmacist and others about the effectiveness of Baker's Venom Cleanser on stings in people as the stings occur. This is a must see amazing video about how to cure bee stings with Baker's Venom Cleanser. the link is also available at our web site.