I can still run...not like in my dreams where I am slow to take off but then soar above the ground only landing every ten or so steps to kick off airborne again.
I run slow like an old lady...but faster than a bunch of angry Paper Wasps/Hornets. The Internet tells me that a person cannot outrun them...well maybe not everyone...but then again I am not everyone.
It all began after a trip to town for Far Guys Pulmonary Therapy. A few months ago I bought some stuff called Wet and Forget. it is a moss, mildew and stain remover good for wood or stone. It was there in the garage saying "Remember this project?" I mixed up a batch to try on a section of patio brick... my sprayer is wonky...but I got it to half ass work.
THEN I decided to go and get the cedar deck and steps out back...on the north side of the house the steps used to look beautiful but now they are looking mossy and dark...I went up the steps and took my wand and flicked a few dead leaves off the deck when I heard buzzing, I was attacked and stung. I couldn't believe it. I took off at warp old lady speed with many wasps/hornets chasing me. Did you know the first one that stings you marks you with something so the other wasps/hornets can quickly find you?
I dropped my sprayer just outside the front door and went inside and announced very loudly BEES!"
My husband heard "GEES" he said Gees what? What ? BEES! I was stung. You were stung? YES.
He fumbled getting my epi pen but quickly recovered and got me a bag of ice and stabbed me in the leg with the epi pen. Sometimes I need an extra shot...but I made it by with one and a Benadryl ...which proceeded to make me sleepy. "You are going to go to sleep aren't you?" yes...
It was reported that I was cooperative during part of the long sleep by snoring...the rest of the time he had to check my breathing.
Luckily this time I was only stung once on the outer side of my wrist. It was very painful...the ice helped and I took Aleve. After my long sleep the swelling is more up and down my arm versus one spot. My right thigh is almost as sore those epi pen needles are pretty big.
I have been allergic to bees since I opened honey bee hives when I was about three years old.
I had a severe reaction to wasps/hornets back in the early 1980's where my tongue swelled so big I had to hang it out of my mouth to breathe...that time I required many many shots and caused quite a stir in the ER in Fargo.
All is well that ends well...although I did have some other things planned for the afternoon other than a long nap.
Lesson learned never be too far from the epi pens.
Far Guy reports that he has sprayed the wasp nest.