Thursday, July 4, 2013

Depending on Where You Get Stung . . . .

. . . . a bee sting can take forever to heal!

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post to let you know what's going on with me. A little over a week ago, I sat on a bee. Yup, sat on one. Because of the location of the sting, it is taking a very long time to heal. It's kinda tough NOT ever sitting down, but that is what it's going to take for the sore to heal. It's a bit better than last week when my whole upper thigh was swollen and red. That is now gone but the sting blistered and now is having a very hard time healing.

Needless to say, I cannot sit for very long periods of time, so if I have not visited your blogs, you know why. I am thankful that I have the next three days off, so hoping I can get a handle on it before Sunday.

I hope you are all doing well, and for my U.S. friends - hope you're enjoying this 4th of July holiday!

Hugs to all! 

39 comments:

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Sounds painful! Hugs to you and hope you are better soon! Hsppy 4th!

joy said...

Oh, my goodness, Barb!! What a terrible thing to happen to you. I sure hope it's all better after your three days off. Please take care and don't let this get infected. I haven't been stung by a bee in years; sure don't want to be either. Hugs to you!

Lynn said...

Oh no Barb! I hope the three days off does the trick for you. Sending lots of healing thoughts to you. Xoxo

Betty said...

oh barb - what an awful place to have a bee sting - i've twice had them on my right hand and my hand looked like a rubber glove that had been blown up! take care, heal quickly and have a good 4th!

CinnamonSally said...

How awful Barb, hope you heal soon!!

Trinh said...

Yikes! A bee sting any where is no fun but yours sounds horrible. Hope it heals up soon!

Brenda said...

Oh no Barb! How totally awful! Gosh, please let this heal over the next few days so you can go back to a normal life! Thinking of you. B xxxx

Pam W Merwin said...

OUCH! Praying you will be better soon :)

Roberta said...

Oh how horrible for you! I hope it gets better soon....OUCH!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Barb how horrible, so sorry to hear. I hope you are back sitting comfortably really soon. ~hugs and happy 4th!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my goodness! How terrible! I'm so sorry you're going through this. Praying for a speeded up recovery for you.

pcm said...

oh no! sending hugs and wishes for a speedy recovery!

Lin said...

OH NO, sounds awful! Hope you turn the corner soon - sending hugs!

Michelle said...

Ouch! Barb, I hope your bee sting heals quickly!

Robin K. said...

Oh Barb, how awful!!! Hope you heal quickly!!! Sending big hugs:)

Nat said...

oh Barb, I am so sorry to hear about this painful sting. not fun at all, I hope you are doing a bit better. Sending you hugs and wishing you a speedy recovery.

Dawn Turley said...

you poor thing. What a terrible thing to happen to you. Take care my friend and stand up tall!!!! Sorry Barb, couldn't resist that. I hope that you are improving.

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

uh uh.. hope you heal fast..
bees have a nasty sting.. lotsa hugs..
Just wanted to share my bee story.
Growing up in the city, I had never actually seen a bee in close enough, to recognize a bee.
So when I was in college, I caught the humming insect because it looked cute and got stung nicely on the fingertips, and the rest went down in history :-)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, Barb...I'm so sorry you're having such a rough time right now! Just take care of you...we will be here when you're feeling better!
(((HUGS)))

walchowDesign said...

Sorry to hear about the stung, Barb! Hope you will be able to sit to craft soon! Take care!

Helen F. said...

Yikes! Hope your time off will be a time of healing! Take care, feel better, Barb ;(

Cindy C. said...

Oh no so sorry to hear about you bee sting! :( I hope you'll get back to tip top shape soon!!! Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

oh no! You poor thing!
Sending you a big hug!

donna mikasa said...

Oooh, I'm so sorry to hear about your bee sting! It sounds like you are allergic to bee stings? Please be careful, Barb! Do take care and don't worry about visiting blogs. We'll all be here waitin' for ya! Take good care! Sending you hugs...

Leni said...

Oh no, thats awful news! Hope it will be better soon! Wish you a good sunday!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

OMG - no fun, Barb! Sorry your holiday was messed up by Mr. Bee! Hope you heal quickly, my friend!!

Ava said...

Barb, I am not sure many people truly understand your bee sting but I do! I sat on a bee in 1997 when it flew into my car and I saw down! OMG. It was rough! I hope you are on the mend. I love your ghost stamping card!

Virginia L. said...

Hope you are feeling MUCH better by now! I know that sting really was NASTY!! Thinking of you, my friend!

Judy Tuck said...

Yikes that's awful. Poor you! Hope you're on the mend. Take care.

cheiron said...

Barb I did not know!!! Hope you are feeling better real soon. Hugs.

Martha said...

OH, Sweet Barb! OUCH! I'm SO...SO...sorry to hear about your bee sting. Please do take care of yourself.
Sending you BIG HUGS! ♥

stamplover2011 said...

OH my.... I sure hope you start feeling better. Sounds painful...

Maureen Morton said...

Eeek, Barb! What a sad story. they say that bees are becoming extinct, but you managed to find one. So sorry to hear of this debilitating event. I can't imagine not sitting and crafting. All my best for a speedy recovery. Nasty bugger, that bee!

Deepti said...

Eeeekkk poor bee :) just kidding to lighten up ur mood . Hope that you are up and healthy soon and then create a card dedicated to bees :D

Take good care, miss your cards :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh my! That sounds awful, Barb! I hope it heals up soon and you're back to feeling better.

mimijudy1975 said...


Barb,i know how much a sting can hurt,but to be stung in a place that can't be protected has got to be so painful. if you still have a lot of redness and swelling , you might want to check with your doctor. Sometimes,they put you on antibiotics for this. Do take care of yourself and I hope you can take it easy until you are feeling better. Advil,etc. would help with the inflamation. 9 My daughter's a nurse ,so I've heard her say this. Sorry this post was so long.

Laura B. said...

Sorry I'm late to this post! We've had some house guests and I've fallen behind on my blogs...hope you are feeling better!! So sorry to hear about your bad sting! Sound painful! Sending hugs!

Sue McRae said...

So sorry to hear about your sting Barb, it sounds just awful. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I'm so sorry to see this post! I can't believe you went through all this, darn wasp! I hope you are feeling better now!