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stupid, stupid mistake
« on: October 05, 2009, 03:13:11 PM »
thought i'd mow down the blackberries the morning.  didn't remember the yellowjackets love to nest in the ground under them.  i will be paying for this for days :-(.  still debating on going to the hospital.........
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009, 04:15:57 PM »
Is anyone else around, Kathy?  Be careful!

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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009, 04:30:55 PM »
left you a note on fb. already scouted a neighbor in case i have to go in.  hubby calls with annoying frequency to check on me.   :evil:  the benadry is not making me sleepy yet, so it must still be blocking the histamines.  boy am i going to be attractive tomorrow.

the tongue swell is really a PIA.  it would be a good excuse for ice cream, but i don't have any :-(
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 04:35:13 PM »
Good Lord Kathy... what a nightmare! How many times did you get stung? I hope you monitor yourself closely, it's really nothing to mess with and I hope you the best through it!

I'm guessing there's a YJ nest not long for this world!
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 04:49:35 PM »
Forget about the blackberries, the only thing that would make that better for me would be the gasoline treatment for the yj.  The gasoline and match on a stick treatment that is.... :roll:  And not when high on benedryl either.

Ouch.  Hope it goes well for you.
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 06:52:16 PM »
Kathy, I've learned that if I'm debating on if I should go to the hospital I probally should go ahead and go. 

Although, i tend to avoid medical treatment at all costs, as it is cost prohibitive for me.  $2500 deductible.. 
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 08:36:58 PM »
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Oh yeh....sorry 'bout the stings Kathy....Also.....If I mow my blackbwerries down will they make more berries next year? this year hardly produced any blackberries.

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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 08:43:46 PM »
Johnny, sent you a PM!

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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 08:44:22 PM »
Oh man sorry to hear about the YJ nest.  I have been there and done a similar thing back when I was in high school thats when I found out that I needed to carry an eppi pen.  Good luck and I would head over to the hospital if If were you.
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 08:51:30 PM »
i think i'm past the worst of it.  my feet are still swollen and i have a few hives, but the tongue swelling has gone down and the intense itching is past.

and yes, i should have gone in....  :-)

to this point, i have downed approximately 300mg of benadryl and only slept for 20 min.  that's a good indication that i was having a pretty big histamine dump!
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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2009, 08:53:19 PM »
Wow, I guess!  I hope you feel better tomorrow, but I'm afraid you're going to be very itchy!

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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2009, 11:13:22 PM »
Kathy, even if it's over, go to the doc and get an epi. The next time may only take one sting to be fatal.

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The fumes will kill them for days. The fire will remove the fumes before it gets down to the queen and the hive will survive.
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2009, 11:41:23 PM »
PM'd you also, JBF.

this was a most unpleasant experience.  it's also why i fully suit up when i work my bees! 

iddee, i have two epi-pens.  i had them by the couch but they have their own risk, so i didn't want to use them unless i really needed to. 

if anyone had reported to me the symptoms i had, i would have told them to go to the doc ASAP.  because i have set a bad example and posted it, i feel compelled to apologize and admonish others to not follow my example.

there is a fine line between a systemic reaction and anaphylaxis.  my BP never dropped.  my pulse never went up.  my breathing was never impaired.  those are the reasons i stayed home. 
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 07:11:47 AM »
Glad you're ok :) 
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2009, 09:49:50 AM »

Scads, gasoline, yes. Fire, no...
The fumes will kill them for days. The fire will remove the fumes before it gets down to the queen and the hive will survive.

I know... ;)  But if I was covered with stings, nothing would make me feel better than watching the little buggers fly flaming into the ground though.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2009, 10:56:56 AM »
Kathy, glad it sounds like you are out of the water.  We sometimes do things that we wish that we didn't.  This has been the worst year I have ever in my 57 years of life known.  Everyone has been stung on multiple occasions.  They were very angry this year, probably because the numbers were so high, and perhaps a lack of sufficient food for all the creeps, who knows.  I have been stung several times, not even doing anything, just sitting there and they come and sting.  Go figure.  One landed on my thigh one day, thought I would be a smart whippersnapper and smacked it to kill it.  It died, but not after administering three great stings to my leg.  That hurt for hours and the itch remained for days and days.  Go figure again.  They have been horribly nasty.  I have had wasp traps hanging around the apiary, about 7 of them.  I have dumped and refilled these with diluted beer time and time again.  I have literally killed thousands and thousands of them, it kind of actually freaks me out to think of how hard the bees must have been working to ward off these nasties.  Take care girl.  You are fortunate that you have medical training, you know how to monitor your blood pressure and pulse.  Have that most awesomely great and wonderful day, with great health. Cindi
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Re: stupid, stupid mistake
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2009, 11:35:36 AM »
thanks cindi.  you are right, i think.  they have been very bad this year. we have stirred them up when we were out riding, they were all over when camping.  i have always had them at home, but this is the 3rd big nest of them i have found this year.

.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2009, 03:34:59 PM »
Kathy glad to hear your ok you take care now.
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2009, 04:47:26 PM »
Kathy I'm glad you are ok!  What an awful experience.  I got stung Sunday walking across the driveway, little bugger got me on the back of my heel 3-4 times before I squished it.  Still itches, you must be going nuts with the itching!  I think the hot dry summer really gave em a leg up on numbers they are everywhere, killed 3 nests already.  Had frost last night so should cut em down a bit.  Hope you are not miserable for very long!
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2009, 11:03:08 PM »
Glad they didn't kill you Kathy.


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