Just a mild allergic reaction….

Yesterday it was time to finally cut the grass! It has been a few weeks, and it was getting out of control. The bad news, I can’t start the law mower the first time. After that, I can. So my dad (thank goodness!) came over to help me.

He started it. I started mowing. At first, I thought a rock came up and hit my leg, because I felt a sharp pain on my shin. Not. so. much. I looked down to find a bee sticking out of my leg.


Then they attacked. I had bees everywhere. I was waving my arms around like a crazy person, yelling OWW, and running to the garage where my dad was. Luckily, only one bee followed me there, so he was able to get him away. But the damage was already done. I was stung three-four times.

And it hurt! Even after the bees were done, and the stingers were removed, I still felt like I was being stung over, and over again. I started crying (because thats what I do) and I was in a lot of pain.

I was so glad my dad was there, because he was able to take care of the bees and keep me laughing. “The good news is, that after they sting you, they die” haha thanks dad.

I then had to go and get some meds. I am so glad walgreens is just a few blocks away (do I sound like a commerical? haha)

The rest of the day, I slept (thanks benadryl for knocking me out) and reapplying hydrocortisone (even though it really only made a dent in the itching) I am lucky there are only a few stings, but apparently I am allergic when I get stung multiple times. As a kid, I never remember this happening. Because now the redness and swelling is growing, I might have an infection. This would only happen to me haha

Andrew helped me draw a circle around them to see if they were getting any bigger. This is the one from the back of my leg

(tiny so it doesn’t make anyone nauseus haha, but its about two inches long….)

So I might have to head to the doctors today for antibiotics, and Mr Flowers will be here this afternoon…..ohhhh geez. Never a dull day in this house haha

Before he gets here, my friend Jessica (who moved to California last year, and is no BACK in Illinois) is coming over to go for a walk with me and Andrew. I need to get out of the house!

(us at fast eddies, during happier times haha)

Question for you:

Are you allergic to anything?

-I am not allergic to anything, but I guess now I can say bee stings…… haha

4 thoughts on “Just a mild allergic reaction….”

  1. OUCH! I had a yellow jacket nest in the ground that I stepped on a few years ago…they flew up my pant leg and stung me…it was crazy! So I could totally relate and even picture you doing the “bee dance” since I did it! Then I told my kids that if I got all puffy and had a hard time breathing, to call 911 since I didn’t know if I would have a reaction…luckily, I didn’t, just the painful/itchy welts… Poor kid… fell better and hopefully, Mr. Flowers will bring you more flowers (and they will be bee-free!!!) Enjoy your weekend…can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  2. Ack! I would have been screaming and running! I am glad your dad was there to help you. Apparently at the mud run Rob and I did, there was a bees nest in the woods near mile 3. We were lucky but I heard a bunch of people got stung!
    I hope you are feeling better!!!

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