This morning I was doing the normal animal chores when I shut the gate at the end of our alley way. Apparently there are yellow jackets building a nest inside the pipe of the gate, and one of them stung me. It got me in the right hand through my glove. It hurt like crazy so I knew I got it good. I took 50 mg of Benadryl and kept my hand elevated above the level of my heart all afternoon. Despite this my hand and forearm are swelling up nicely. I did manage to get my ring off though with the help of cold water and Vaseline.
This sucks. I am right handed and cannot bring my fingers together. I did manage to ply yarn I spun from James (Suffolk/North Country Cheviot) yarn with my left hand while I kept my right hand on ice (while watching the Mariner’s replay of Iwakuma’s no-hitter). Now I am on ibuprofen because it is hurting so much. I want summer to be over!