On Saturday while waiting for a friend sitting on my front porch a bee decided my finger was a predator and stung it. (Side note, those injections for PRESENT really did feel like bee stings). My middle finger instantly swelled. However, knowing that swelling is just what I do, I did the regular; ice, benadryl, and NSAIDS. Well, that was fine and dandy, but the swelling didn't stop. My finger doubled in size, turned hot pink and spread into my knuckles. And then this morning my elbow was also pink. Uh oh.
By 9 am I was in to see a PA whom I hadn't seen before. He took one look at my hand and said "Well, looks like you just bought yourself some time off and some IV antibiotics". Damn. He asked my why I waited so long to come in and get checked out. I explained my history of exaggerated reactions and that I was just trying to wait it out. He asked me how well that worked out for me.
Next up comes an IV in my hand for at least the next 2 days. The IV RN who puts my IV has put in a couple of them for my MUGA scans and we chat about my bee sting. Then in comes in an RN to give me the IV antibiotics. She is befuddled as to why the IV RN put the IV in the same arm as where I had the bug bite. I explain to her that I am a "left arm only" and she asked if I had a mastectomy or lumpectomy, "Lumpectomy with sentinel node removal". She looks and me again and says "unbelievable". She asks me my date of birth again and tells me I look 22. I told her today I will take it (I had slept for maybe 3 hrs because of pain and itching in my hand) and was not looking my best.
So I'll go back to the hospital I'll go tomorrow for more IV antibiotics and until then this how I'm hanging out at home until then