Spent a lovely day in the hospital

geoguy

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And here I was expecting a simple mishap involving a sawzall & vulnerable body parts, beecee.

You're very fortunate that your breathing wasn't impacted by that allergic reaction to the stings!

In that case your wife might have been writing to tell us the details about your demise . . . after she took out the hornets nest, of course.
 

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If you have an anaphylactic shock response, (airway closing) and you survive, you must carry an Epi Pen to stab yourself with in case of attack.

I forgot to mention that your second response is usually much worse than your first, third even worse yet.

A fickle immune system is what does this, an immune system over response basically.

The moral here is that you're highly eligible to got to your doc and get an Epi pen. You should keep it handy, and more importantly DO NOT get strung again for as long as you can avoid it, a year would be best.
 

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When I used to do a lot of camping and hiking benedryl was always in the pocket med kit. Still is to this day if I go anywhere remote. As a scoutmaster we always also had liquid form, and of course carried all the prescription meds for any one who had allergies. I remember at one camporee where the liquid benedryl likely saved one kid’s life until the EMTs and ambulance arrived.
 

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Yeah Baby, Benadryl. You bet we keep it around and the neighbors know and come here if somebody needs it. I also have 4 Epi pens, but all old now.

When I got mine, they were $90 for a 2pk. Then I hear things changed...

The Benadryl thingies you put in your tongue, harder to find, you chew one of the up for a sec and then put it on a sting, it can almost negate a sting.

The worst stings form me are hand or even worse finger. The pain is debilitating for a few minutes, and then the swelling. It's hard to do anything with a hand that look s like a grapefruit.
 
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