July 30th I had the childcare kiddos outside. We heading out on the back patio so the kids could play in the sandbox and on the swing. My Neighbor Girl was over. She took the oldest ones out while I was getting the younger ones ready. Suddenly there was squealing outside and I stopped what I was doing to see. There was a wasp over by the garage door that leads out to the patio. My kiddos freak out over wasps, bees or any type of bug like that.
I sent the kids in with Neighbor Girl, grabbed the fly swatter and went to swat it. The wasp was in the corner of the door frame near where the upper trim is. I swatted and you can imagine my surprise when about 15 wasps flew out from behind that upper corner piece of trim….well I got stung.
I didn’t think anything of it. I went in the house, took some allergy meds just in case and took the kids out the front door.
That was the end of it…or so I thought.
This was a Monday…on Wednesday I got a little blister over the top of the sting sight. I looked at it and couldn’t figure out why I had a blister. Then I remembered the wasp. Yep, the blister was over the exact spot I was stung.
I popped the blister and forgot about it. I went to the retreat. I sewed and sewed….end of story…or so I thought.
Monday I woke up and my arm looked like this….
Notice the red? I sent a picture of it to Kalissa hoping she could look at it while she was on break at work. She told me to put a ring around it with a marker and watch it. So by super time, the redness had enlarged and Kalissa said I had to go the doctor in the morning.
A week after the initial sting and now I’m having troubles…ugh.
So Tuesday I went to the doctor. I have cellulitis and was given meds for it. I asked if that means I am allergic to wasps. No. I’m not allergic. I got an infection from the open wound. Apparently I shouldn’t have popped the blister.
…and while I was there, they gave me a tetanus shot and the shingles vaccine. So now I have two sore shoulders and one sore fore arm. Happily this all temporary….
As for the wasps… Hubby took care of the wasps the Monday night after I got stung. We had no idea but there was a wasp nest behind that trim piece. It’s gone now…While he was looking around, he found another wasp nest. Oh my. We had no idea. I’m so glad they are gone. Moral of the story….don’t pop the blister from a wasp sting.
…AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE END OF THE STORY
Nope. I went ended up having a reaction to either the medicine or the shingles vaccine. I was home sick on Wednesday. No childcare. UGH. I did sit in the living room and watch television and slowly worked through my shirts that needed to be cut up. Watch for the next auction on the blog. I’ll have some for sale.