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01:29 am: thumb
So Sunday I got stung by a bee, and the stinger slid all the way under my skin and I couldn't get it out. Monday the skin was tight and red and itchy. Tuesday it was more swollen and hot, so I called the doctor. She didn't have any openings, so she sent me to the Urgent Care clinic, which meant a $50 copay and more than two hours waiting, even though nothing much was going on. It continues to be the case that whenever I am waiting to be taken back to undergo a medical procedure, the soft-rock playing in the waiting room will include "Hotel California".

The provider numbed my thumb, sliced it open, removed the stinger, and prescribed cephalexin. I haven't filled the prescription, since it feels so much better now; I will if it gets worse again. I wanted to ask if I could keep the disposable scalpel for the next time this happens to me, but I chickened out.


randomdreams offers advice on not letting this happen to you: http://boxofdelights.livejournal.com/286473.html?thread=1619721#t1619721


At the taking-your-vitals stage, the nurse asked for the date of my last period. Started May 15, is still going strong.

Fucking bodies.

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From:randomdreams
Date:June 16th, 2016 03:19 am (UTC)
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Yow, I'm glad you got that out. Since it's connected to whatever of their intestinal tract that got pulled out, it can't possibly be sterile.

That's a looooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOooooooooooong period. dude. I hope it finishes up soon. Like a week ago.
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From:bunnyjadwiga
Date:June 16th, 2016 04:54 pm (UTC)
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Always ask for the disposable medical equipment. Tell them its for crafting purposes. Bandage scissors in particular rock.
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From:pennski
Date:June 16th, 2016 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Ouch! Please to be taking care of yourself.
And on that theme - how are your iron levels?
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