Monday, 29 August 2016

Naughty wasp RIP

A while back I made fun of my husband because a teeny little wasp caught him unawares when he was planting a bush in the front garden. He got stung and made a song and dance about it as men do. I posted about it at the time.

Well I shouldn't have made fun because I got stung last week, Wednesday actually, and my wrist is still red and irritating me even now as I write and it's Sunday and I've got through half a tube of Anthisan! It's the first time I've ever been stung and I honestly didn't know how much they could hurt or last. I hadn't done anything to offend the little devil, it just landed on me and I felt its presence and then a sharp pain and when I waved my arm it wouldn't shake off it kept hurting and when I looked I could see it was clinging to me. I swiped it with my other hand and it certainly got off me then in fact if fell to the floor where I stamped on it. So it's gone to wasp heaven and good riddance, and I hope I never get stung again, I'll certainly be a bit more wary of them from now on.

I told P if the redness and irritation hasn't gone by tomorrow at the latest I'm going to call into the pharmacy and ask his advice. P said it would be gone and to stop thinking about it and stop rubbing it which only stirs it up more. He said if I'm still whingeing (I haven't been whingeing!) about it tomorrow he'll give me a real sting to think about and the wasp's efforts will pale into insignificance. It was said good naturedly and I know it was intended as a joke so I quickly said "Ooh yes please". Somehow I think P's remedy might be more fun than the pharmacist's.

Have a good week.



Cat said...

Sorry you got stung, Ronnie...I'm sure you're not carrying on the way P did. Wasps on sting once because they release their stinger in you and then die. Sounds like your wasp couldn't release his stinger. Are you sure you removed the stinger? Make a paste with a bit of baking soda and vinegar and put it on the sting...that should draw out the pain, redness and any swelling. Of course, P's remedy will definitely take your mind off any lingering irritation. ;)

Hugs and blessings...Cat

Anonymous said...

I beg to differ. Bees can only sting once and lose their stinger. Wasps can sting several times. One crawled up my leg into my trpuswr once and stung my thigh three times because it couldn not get out. It hurt like hell and made me cry as an adult from pain...

I hope you feel better now.

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Cat said...

Anon is correct...I reversed wasp smooth stiners that can sting mutiple times with bees barbed stingers that sting once and detach in the process...killing the bee. Really think it should be the other way around...wasps are worthless...bees are valuable.

Cat said...

Thanks for the correction.

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Janey said...

They are awful, and when I went to the pharmacist he just almost shrugged his shoulders and said yes can continue to itch, swell etc for up to two weeks.
I did learn that wasp stings are alkaline and should be treated with acid to neutralise and bee stings are acid so should be treated with alkaline substance such as bicarbonate or toothpaste.

an English Rose said...

Hi Ronnie, I read this to my husband and his bright idea was to agree with P.!! Hope it stops stinging soon
love Jan, xx

DelFonte said...

There are good stings and bad ones, wasp's rates as the worst. Death to all wasps!

Roz said...

Hi Ronnie, oh ouch, sorry you were stung. I agree with DF, there are good stings and bad stings. I hope the bad sting stops soon and that P provides that distraction :)


PK said...

If I were you I'd complain about it all day tomorrow! But I hope it feels better anyway.

abby said...

UGH...they are the worse...even if it is better...a little complaining is in order...
hugs abby

lindy thomas said...

Ouch wasp stings are horrible. Hope it settles down for you soon. Ps form of sting would be heavenly though, so keep whinging.
Hugs Lindy

Minelle Labraun said...

Ouch! They burn sting! However if redness and swelling don't go away maybe you are allergic. Check it out if you need to.
Ps idea does sound like a delightful treatment however!

Hermione said...

Isn't it funny how we relish the sting of paddle, belt and cane, but hate wasp and bee stings?

I'm very sorry to hear that you received the wrong kind of sting. Hope you feel better soon.


Leigh Smith said...

I don't think, I know you're right. Hope your wrist is better even if you don't tell P.

MrJ said...

And... what song and dance did you make at it, Ronnie? ;-)

ronnie said...

Cat - I'll try that remedy. Thank you.

Anon - I never realised how much they hurt. Thanks.

Cat - Yes bees are valuable indeed. Thanks.

Cat said...
Thanks for the correction.

Janey - Toothpaste never heard of using that before but I'll try anything. Thanks.

Jan - My wrist is still stings and P gave me another sting earlier:) Thanks.

DF - I'll be careful around wasps in future. Thanks.

Roz - I got the distraction but my wrists still stings:) Thanks.

PK - He got me before I could:) Thanks.

Abby - I was prepared to but the cane helped to distract me. Thanks.

Lindy - I did enjoy P's form of a sting this afternoon:) Thanks.

Minelle - I wondered that. Will check it out Thanks.

Hermione - Thank you. The sting of the cane helped for a short while.

SG - Had a sting somewhere else earlier. Thanks.

MrJ - A very loud one Thanks.


Red said...

May the wasp sting disappear, and a new sting develop soon thereafter.
bottoms up

Terpsichore said...

hope it is feeling better now and that P helped distract you from that pain, anyway ;-) Hugs

ronnie said...

Red - The one sting has gone but not the other. Thanks.

Terps - He did but didn't last long:) Thanks.


Njspank said...

Cute post sorry about the sting but at least you are not allergic!

ronnie said...

Njspank - It's still red and itchy so maybe I have a mild allergy to wasps. Thanks.


Katie said...

Oh gosh Ronnie! So sorry that you got stung! Hope that it is much better by now! That P! He sure knows how to take good care of you. LOL! I do think that it is okay to whine after such a thing! They HURT!

Speaking of hurt, Hermione's comment made me LOL! Feel good! Many hugs,

<3 Katie