If you see this sucker in the garden, DO NOT TOUCH. Looks pretty, huh? But those stingers pack a punch.
I accidentally picked up a fallen flower that had a baby that stung my index finger. Intense pain!! Within 2 minutes it had swollen up so badly that I could not bend it. I called my mother in a panic who called my sister (year two pharmacy student – nice!!) who told me to pop 2 Benadryl. I counteracted the woozy Benadryl feeling with a double shot of espresso and had a tolerable evening.
Today is Day 2 after the incident and my index finger still won’t bend. It burns and itches and is fat and swollen. Thankfully it’s on my left hand or else I would be out of touch online. Yikes! Can’t have that 🙂 Happy weekend to all! Note – the second picture is an update of my finger on Sunday – OUCH! Needless to say, I went straight to the urgent care in a bit of a panic…tetanus shot, antibiotics shot and a bottle of meds later, I am on my way to recovery!