Things That I Learned When My Family Was Visiting (Part 1)

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Things That I Learned When My Family Was Visiting (Part 1)Bee Sting


That I'm NOT allergic to bee stings!


I've never been stung by a bee in my life.  On Thursday evening, I attended a ribbon cutting for a new local business, Parker Pedicab.  Mr. Pedicab, Mark Lane and his lovely wife, Tia provided pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw, macaroni salad, chips and cookies for dessert. Of course I had a pulled pork sandwich (with coleslaw ON the sandwich-yum!)

I took my sandwich and sat down with some folks that I didn't know (the whole point of a networking/ribbon cutting event, right?)  While we were eating, several bees were buzzing around us. The gal I was sitting next to told me that one time she ate a bee because it flew in to her bottle of Sassparilla and she couldn't see it. (Sassparilla for those who don't know is something like root beer or birch beer and generally comes in a brown bottle, so you can't see through it.)

Not 5 minutes after I heard that story, my tongue felt funny.  Yup, you guessed it.  I ate a bee too, but this one stung my tongue on the way down.  How do I know, you might ask.  I found the stinger in my tongue.  It swelled (not much) and I was talking funny (not really, but I was pretending).  A vanilla milk shake from Baskin Robbins that my sister bought for me, made it feel much better.

I thought about sharing the photo of my swollen tongue that my sister took, then decided you didn't really want to see the inside of my mouth. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
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Chris Ann~ Just another one of life's challenges!  Thanks for the feature!

Valerie~ The swelling was minor.  It's almost all better now!  It's amazing what a vanilla milk shake can do!  :-)

September 05, 2012 04:42 PM
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Joanna Cohlan
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Hi Donna, very funny but thank goodness, not dangerous.  Swelling of the mouth and tongue can interfere with breathing but you were okay-always carry benedryl to picnics!

September 06, 2012 08:48 AM
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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Joanna~ I never even thought about that.  Yikes!

September 06, 2012 09:50 AM
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Debbie Laity
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That would kill me. I swell up so much when I get stung. I'm starting to overcome my allergy, but I still get very swollen, and if stung around the head or neck area...well I could stop breathing.

I'm glad you are okay.

September 08, 2012 12:36 PM
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Donna Foerster
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Debbie L.~ I've learned to look before I eat, in the future!  :-)

September 08, 2012 01:42 PM
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