After a lovely family evening dinner, last night, while I was cleaning the food crumbs (DGD's mainly) from the table, I had some sort of insect landing on my 'V' front chest area. I was wearing my swim suit, we live in a beach like environment all day here, specially with the soaring temps we had been having lately. Continuing, I thought it was a moth to start with and flick it away as quick as I could. Not quick enough though, when I felt the sting, I realized it was a bee. It must have got trapped inside the house and we did not even noticed it buzzing around, with the TV movies on and all the family party noise.
I did panic a bit, these images of my husband's fat lip from his recent bee episode did not translate into a very nice picture regarding my sting area...
. Then I remember all the good advised from this forum and started telling everyone things like: 'The forum, the forum, get me the ice, the bi-carb, I know what to do now'
So, in went the chopped ice in a cloth, soon followed by the bi-carb paste. We had a good look to make sure no sting was still attached and then I hoped that my good compliant cells will deal with the situation without imflamation or further discomfort. I also had a good review of DH sting posts to see if I missed anything and was confident I was in the right track.
I still do not have the Quercentin supps, but my compliant Swami diet lists many quercentin rich food sources as super beneficials and I feast on them daily (see links below), so my cells are sure quercentin rich.
Today, all that remains from the sting is a tiny red blotch, no pain or bump, I am sure it will soon disappear as well.
So, the moral of this episode is, stay connected to these forums, even if it is just in the backgound, listening, learning, educating ourselves about our bodies and what is best for them naturally and applying it to our lifestyles, as nature intended. It will give us invaluable peace of mind in knowing what to do, how to react when surprises happen and like in my case it can bring it some lovely side effects by influencing people you live with into looking at the time spent at the forum as valuable and not 'wasting time'.
Thank you all again for your participation on these forums, thanks again for Dr D for setting up this website and forums as avenues of learning and educating ourselves to manage our lifestyles to lead us to optimal health.
Also, I find interesting and very appropriate in our heat environment, the comment regarding consumption of red onions helping with heat stress in this link (you see, more learning)
Quercenting food sources:http://www.naturaltherapypages.com.au/article/quercetin
I think I may eventually copy and paste this to the DH sting thread ...