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.
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