Thursday, June 04, 2009


Cliff had some coupons for Harbor Freight that he wanted to use this morning (don't go there... but that's another entry), so Sadie and I went on our walk before he got up. In good weather, I walk barefoot, because outside on uneven ground, on the grass, is about the only place I can go barefoot these days without intense pain. And I do love to go barefoot.

I was only ten minutes into my walk when I felt an intense burn on the outside of my right foot and knew I'd been stung. I stopped and picked up my foot to investigate and saw the yellow jacket (or hornet... something black-and-yellow) was still attached. I scraped him off on the grass and then mentally slapped myself because I had my camera and didn't use it. What a great picture that would have been for my blog!

There was quite a burn for awhile, but by the time I finished my walk it wasn't so bad. I put on my shoes and we were off shopping.

Honestly, I forgot all about the sting. I noticed a nagging pain in my right foot while I was walking through the store, but I thought my new sneakers just needed more breaking in.

It was when I got home and removed my shoes that I realized my foot was an angry red, and swollen almost to my ankle. I'd take a picture, but my feet are hideous and I'd rather not have the world see them.

So now I can barely walk without groaning (I know, Blue; I deserve it). I'm putting a bag of ice on the offending foot. One thing about it, I'm not thinking about my knees hurting right now!


Hollie said...

Ouch is right! I hope it gets better soon!

Anonymous said...

try some adolph's meat tenderizer mixed with water to make a paste, rub it on. It works like a charm on ant bites, bee stings etc. stops the itching and pain almost instantaniously.

Bookncoffee said...

Hope you are feeling better by now...

Jefftexas said...

OUCH! Sorry to hear that you got stung! I have only been stung once and I'll never forget it. The red hot poker feeling, the stinging, the tingling all over and I got short of breath-I'm not sure if I panicked or if I'm allergic. Needless to say whenever I see a yellow jacket I RUN the other way!

I hope you are feeling better :)