Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Stung.

I can't bring myself to post a photo of my IMMENSELY SWOLLEN LIP, because GROSS. Instead, imagine if you will this scenario and its consequences:

Yesterday, I put a YELLOW JACKET IN MY MOUTH. (Do I need to specify this was an accident?) It didn't like its new environment and plunged its stinger deep into the inside of my bottom lip. The little bastard was really embedded, too, so I had to force it out of my mouth using a finger.

Ever been stung? Now imagine that INSIDE YOUR MOUTH. Feels a bit like someone is punching you in the face and one of your teeth is trying to work its way through your lip. Oh, and the swelling makes eating and drinking interesting.

Two doses of three ibuprofen each with a variety of boozes helped, but this morning I awoke more swollen than ever. I've taken another dose of ibuprofen, but so far, no reduction in swelling. Can't wait to do my 3-hour lecture tonight....

Number 133,038 in a list of adventures I have experienced so you don't have to. Tip: When in the vicinity of stinging monsters who like sweet-smelling beverages, always look inside your glass before placing it near your mouth.

On a positive note, it's nice to know I'm still not terribly allergic to wasp stings.

Chris
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