I'm gonna whine a little. It's been such a week! Normally I am a very healthy person, and I don't complain of ailments because I really don't have many. Thus, I'm a lousy patient when I do get sick. In the past week, I've had FOUR issues, physically, that set me back. Four! Two of them I won't mention on ye olde blogge, but they are little personal miseries that occur in life, as we age.
Then on Friday, on a bike ride, Adam accidentally ran into me. I wasn't hurt badly -- just a scrape on my leg, and a good-sized bruise on my hip that's sore. Makes sleeping a little bit harder.
But yesterday was the killer. We went to a friend's house for Adam to help her winterize her bee hives. No big deal. I'm around bees all the time. I knew that one of her hives was occupied by particularly mean-spirited bees, but I was standing well back from them, minding my own business. Both Adam and my friend were closer to that hive.
And it seemed to do fine for a while. Inside her house later, I took the plantain off and applied some cooling aloe gel. Maybe that was a mistake? I don't know, but the hand started to swell. And swell. And SWELL. It got huge.
Last night I took two Advil, 100 mg of benadryl, and slept okay. But today it's been a true pain. I've applied cold packs all day long, but the swelling is still pretty painful and itchy.
I have never, ever had a bee sting like this. It's utterly miserable.
So, there's my whine. I skipped chorale rehearsal tonight because I can't focus, can't hold things well with the hand. It's really hard to type! We did homeschool today, and I taught my Bible study, but that was the most this girl was up to.